Here I am, in a hotel room near Oslo Airport, soon ready to depart for my second trip to Uganda. But this is going to be a different one. This time I am stationed in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, instead of a small remote village in the eastern part of the country. I am still here to help children, and I will hopefully have time to visit the village and our kids there whom I have grown to love very much.
I know it has been a long time since I have posted anything, but time has really flown by so quickly, too quickly even for me to sit down and gather my thoughts. I have now had a month in Norway to see my friends and family, both in Oslo and Trondheim, which I am very grateful for.
Now I am on to another exciting year in Africa where I am sure I am going to learn a lot through my new teaching job, and from our children and the foundation MAPU in Kamuli, in east Uganda.
When I left Uganda at the end of June this year, I was filled with a lot of emotions. I left with feelings of gratitude, a different understanding of certain things. The children at the Children´s Home, MAPU, made me some amazing drawings and letters which made me cry my eyes out on the day of saying ´Until next time, my lovlies´. These kids are really something special. I want to thank every single one of you who have supported our children and ´aunties and uncles´ through financial support, clothing, toys, books, sewing machines and other equipment. They are really well spent, used and appreciated. I am bringing more supplies for the Children´s home on this trip as well. We still need more books for the library at the Home and more money for toys etc. If you want to contribute towards this please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jan Nestvold (Chairman of Make Possible Norway) at email@example.com.
Even though I will be based in Kampala this school year (from August 2018 till June 2019) I will visit the Children´s home and the school in Kamuli, and keep on having sewing courses with the ´mothers´ also called ´aunties´ by the children, which I am very much looking forward to.
When I look back at my time in Kamuli, I truly know that I have been blessed. I am very grateful for the opportunity to live with the Ssempijja family in Kamuli and to get to know the amazing and talented children at the Children´s home, and everything that they have taught me about culture and language etc.
I am forever grateful! <3
May God bless the work of your hands for His children.