This Is Not Like TV (Mary Jo Bagley)

At the end of the day, I sit here under my mosquito net in Gulu, Uganda, pondering the events if the last couple of days.  I’ve seen pictures on Discovery Channel and National Geographic depicting the simplicity of the lifestyle in Uganda.  Yet nothing could prepare me for the surreal experience of seeing it first hand. Special needs children hold … Read More

Beds, Smiles and High Fives (Kailey McNeal)

When we arrived at the distribution site the celebration that occurred was elating. The songs, dancing, yelling and hello handshakes were overwhelming. Seeing the colors on all of the fabrics the people were wearing was exhilarating. Seeing the children’s smiles and hearing their laughter was intoxicating and instantly created an atmosphere of excitement. However, the most exciting thing that happened … Read More

Does It Even Matter?

I might have taken on more than I anticipated, when I set out to give beds exclusively to children with special needs and disabilities. Two years ago, in a village called Unyama, my eyes were first opened to the plight of children in this region who suffer from rare diseases, physical deformities, mental handicaps, paralysis, blindness, and deafness. Their disabilities … Read More

A Unique Experience

Yesterday was the last of four incredible days of bed distributions in northern Uganda. In all, three staff members distributed 1,100 beds this week. It was a remarkably unique experience, unlike any other distribution we’ve ever had. Without the support of a mission team, the three of us got to touch the hands, and speak directly to every single one … Read More

Dear Parents

My kids were 1, 3, and 5 years old when I went on my first mission trip with Sweet Sleep in 2009. Since then, my entire family has grown as a result. My children learned that by being a “big boy or girl” while I was gone, they were being obedient to God’s calling for our family. And as my … Read More

You Did It!

Greetings from Sweet Sleep! Less than one year ago, we shared our vision to provide 2,500 beds to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world – an 80% increase over the previous year. We’re overjoyed to share that by the end of this week, we will have not only met, but exceeded that goal, thanks to your incredible generosity! In … Read More

Worship Every Day

My journey to Uganda has been awesome. Of course the flight was long, but it was so worth it. God has allowed me to worship him every day on this trip. I am on the music team, and we have sung many praises to God. The children love to sing and already know many songs. Our favorites have been “My … Read More

Like Christmas

I love the fact that God takes us out of our comfort zones. He didn’t make us to just be average. He knows what we are capable of with his power.  He is majestic in every way, and reflected throughout our day in all we do. It is amazing how you see him in every moment. We have begun our … Read More

A Week Of Love And Joy

10 July 2016 It is exactly one week since I stepped into pastor Ion (John) Groza’s little church in Crihana-Veche, Moldova. Our team is temporarily stranded at the airport in London as a result of a flight delay for reasons unknown. I think maybe it is His way of giving me time to begin this writing. A lot has happened … Read More

Camp Romantica

Moldova appears as a small, almost featureless country on the Eastern European maps. There are no great rivers or ocean ports in the country. It has little international strategic value, especially for Americans. We hardly ever hear of it. Quiet, unremarkable, and seemingly insignificant, there it appears on the maps. Ask the average American where it is and you get … Read More