Hi Everyone, This is Denise. Ron got us to NY then we were off to London. From the deep recesses of my mind, I was able to help find our way around the city to see the sights. Nancy, nothing has changed since we were there, even the hotel is the same. We met Chris who stayed with Julius in Uganda for 6 months. It was a great day for the team. Then off for the longer flight to Uganda. All went well, but everyone was a bit tired after the long journey.
But then we met Julius and the children and all of that jet lag left us. The children were thrilled to meet us, as were Julius and his wife Irene. Julius is smart and capable and it is easy to see why these little ones are thriving under him. Irene is a vision of beauty as she enters into her last few weeks of pregnancy. Kate taught the children some new songs and they taught us the Mix It song. So much fun and laughter. And a few tears of joy.
Then off to see the land - WOW!!! It is just so lush and green and beautiful. Jackfruit, avocados, and coffee beans are already growing there. The well works great, running water is such a precious gift. We planted a tree to mark our first day in partnership, all together, everyone so thrilled to be working side by side to give these orphans a home and a farm.
We have a great team - and this is just the beginning of our adventure. Thanks for the enormous elephant- heart support from all of you back home. These children need us.