Monday, June 24, 2013

Good 4 U Gastronomy: First Day in Florence

Good 4 U Gastronomy: First Day in Florence: The first photo is actually for my local B'ham friends who will understand the thrill I had going over the newly repaired bridge on I-5 ...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sept 2, 2011 John & Sue to Uganda!

Tomorrow we leave for Uganda! I am pinching myself! I am so excited, a bit anxious and very GRATEFUL to be traveling back to New Hope.

Excited as I wonder what the experience will bring...
Anxious knowing that I LOVED my last visit and hope that John, Rick Congdon & Connie Clement love it too!
Grateful that I can share this humbling experience with people I love.

We spend tomorrow night traveling to London. Then Saturday night we will fly all night to Entebbe.

First destination: New Hope Kasana...the orphanage in Luwero......
we will be there for a week- I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE LITTLE SARA - her Auntie and my friend Roger & family! We have lots of clothes, sheets & even some donated $ to help get Sara & her Auntie set up with a outhouse and cooking space.

I'm assigned to work in the medical clinic- John construction-????????
We will send pictures and stories whenever we can!

Thursday, March 4, 2010



I am home and trying to adjust to the fast pace, abundance of food, water and conveniences.

I started taking the malaria cure I bought in Uganda as I am feeling lousey!

If anyone wants to make a donation heres the address:

You can stipulate how you would like the money used-

Completion of Baby House
Completion of Medical Clinic
Building at the Masana Camp (its the outreach to the tiny villages)
Staff Salaries (big need with economy so down)

Thanks again for the financial support that so many of you provided.
The church will be sending over $1,000 to New Hope next week.

Much Love

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Did I tell you about Sarah?

I met her while it was raining and the power was out. She was sitting outside the guest house

waiting for the rain to stop before walking to her home outside the orphanage. She was drenched, shoeless and very shy. I brought her inside to put a pair of the soccer shoes on her that we brought with us. Looked all thru the big box and found a RED pair and her eyes brightened up! She went around the room to all of us and knelt down and said thank you. Have I told you all this before? Anyway, to make a wonderful 2 days short...I met her Aunt who has Aids, visited her hut, tested her for malaria/gave her the meds, and visited Uncle Fred up on the hill. She kept taking my hand as we walked and looked me over with a microscope! Checked out my old age spots, mole on my face, took my hat off to see my hair, asked me about my favorite foods, told me about her family and then as we walked said..."Auntie, Jesus is my Dad & I trust he will take care of me." Let me tell you, I WAS SPEECHLESS. This 10 yr old was sharing her trust in God. There with parents gone, an aunt getting ready to die... she was hanging onto her faith that God would take care of her.

It sure made me look at myself....Can't I also just take each day with the many challenges, and trust in God? Why all the nonsense of figuring things out?

I spent the most precious time with Sarah. I asked the orphanage if I could be her sponsor but was told she has one. BUT then Roger told me that he is friends with her aunt and bingo there is my connection. Evidently the auntie just got home from the hospital where she had her uterus removed. No money.Guess who is stuck with the bill? Roger cause he was took her for the help.

If any of you are looking for a way to make a difference I encourage you to look at the New Hope website and support them however whenever you can. The people there are doing so much for the orphaned homeless children.

Anyone want to go help in their maze mill? Teach classes to the older kids helping them learn a skill? Help in the baby house take care of the infants? Build at Masana Camp so the outreach can be strong and present there in those tiny villages? Find a dentist to go for a few weeks?

Pay for school books?

We in the U.S. have more than we need.



Monday, March 1, 2010

Tiny Village Medical Outreach Pictures

I am holding Malikai who lives at Masana
with parents. Roger with hat is the RN who runs
the clinic & escaped from Congo.
The pics give you an idea of the numerous
people who came for help.
Aren't the faces wonderful? They were soooo

Juliette is 17 -She and her Grandmother live at the orphanage.

The little baby belongs to the couple who are

building the camp!

Masana Camp sits above the fishing village

We stayed in tents & traveled to the little villages. Here are some of the pictures

This was the most powerful