Lubanga Mari, by Russell Milmo

Tuesday morning, Jul 25, 2012Here we go, bright and early. A little warmer today, but it’s nothing new to me. Still hasn’t dawned on me that I’m in Africa. Some blue sky, red dirt. Just different culture. I tell you what, these people grow more corn here than the state of Illinois! These folks however, grow it to eat, not … Read More

First Thoughts

Today on our first day in Gulu, we started out by getting up and ready by 5:00am so we could travel to Gulu, a drive of over 5 hours. We started off in Anaka around 2:00pm, about 6 hours late due to not driving up until this morning, behind schedule. We gave out 150 beds to children that had registered … Read More

Celebrating 3 years in Uganda!

Yesterday marked the 3 year anniversary of Sweet Sleep in Uganda, can you believe it?!  It’s hard to comprehend the immense blessings that have spanned over our time there and how a team just so happens to be there right now sharing the love of Jesus Christ!   Josephine, our national director of Uganda shared how special her time serving with … Read More

By The Numbers

8,500 miles – Olney, Texas to Kampala, Uganda18:45 Hours in the air, 3:45 hours on the ground, 22:30 hours total3 different planes4 different countries3 continents16 people-7 men, 2 women, 7 teens14 daysHundreds of mattressesThousands of children1 orphanageDozens of Bunk beds From a town of 3,000 people, to cities of 150,000 (Gulu) and 1.5 million (Kampala)Texas – 268,568 sq. miles, Uganda … Read More

Small Town Fundraising

When we began planning our trip in December 2011, we knew that fundraising would need to be a priority. Throughout the last six months, our team has been involved in a variety of activities to help make this journey possible financially. We have truly been blessed continually by the support of our families, friends, church, and community. The following is … Read More

Community Support

As we have been preparing for our Sweet Sleep mission journey to Uganda, the team members have been overwhelmed by the support received from our community of just over 3,000 people. From co-workers, friends, and family, the outpouring has been tremendous. Our community has a long and strong history of pitching in to help. When community members experience a major … Read More

Our Sweet Sleep Journey

Last summer (2011), our church was attending CentriKid Camp and Jon Merryman was our Camp Pastor. One day during worship, he shared a video and spoke about Sweet Sleep and how we could get involved and even customize a trip of our own. Immediately after the worship time was over, there were 3 young ladies (who had come to camp … Read More