Last Prayer: World AIDS Day

“No one wakes up praying that God will give them the words to pray over a dying child.” – Jen Gash Jen spoke these words to me from 7700 miles away as I shared with her the story of Kevin, a 17 year old girl we had met the day before in Gulu, Uganda. Kevin was one of the children … Read More

Coming Home

Today was our second day in Uganda. Even though I have never been here before, it feels like coming home. I am completely in love with this country. Each place that we have gone, every person present is treated with the utmost respect. I had heard before I arrived that the people in Gulu were very kind and welcoming. Experiencing … Read More

Uganda Distribution Day 4

Today was Distribution Day #4 and WOW, what a day! I will try to capture this special day by sharing a few highlights with you, they are as follows: The weather was beautiful Our destination was only (30) minutes away The greeting we received upon our arrival was energetic, passionate and traditional The area school children were full of smiles … Read More

Uganda Distribution Day 4

My heart was filled with various emotions because I knew it was our final day of distributing beds. However, for these 90 children in the northern most part of Uganda, it was one of the happiest days of their lives because they knew that Sweet Sleep was coming.  So I tried to imagine their emotions.  I bet their hearts were … Read More

Gulu Uganda Distribution Day 3

Through the eyes of our youngest member   I’m sharing with you our third day of distributions through the eyes of a sixteen year old. The trend of long and bumpy roads continued as we traveled 3 hours outside of Kitgum to reach our distribution site. Pulling up to the site we had no clue what to expect as this … Read More

Coming out of hiding…

Something we talk about through these Northern Uganda distributions are the children who come out of hiding.  It’s worth explaining what this means, and how Sweet Sleep responds. HIV/AIDS is so prevalent in Northern Uganda.  With great intention we seek out organizations who are caring for this extremely vulnerable population.  We’ve been meeting with HIV and infectious disease specialists to … Read More

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We got to the first distribution site today and almost first thing I see a boy that I totally recognized from last February. I kept watching him and he kept smiling and watching me. I get back to where we are staying so I can find his picture from last year on fb. Sure nuff there he is IN THE … Read More

Gulu Uganda 2013 Travel day

We have been so busy doing ministry this week in Uganda.  Here is a little recap of the first couple of days… As you read this post, we have embarked on our 12 day Mission Journey.  Fifteen of us awoke this morning in our own personal “comfort zones” in the USA.  Tomorrow we will become immersed in the country of … Read More

Maureen

Sweet friends, we are left truly speechless by your prayers, messages, and “shares” for our story about Maureen. I met with the Director this evening to receive an update. Yesterday at our beds distribution I found a ten year old girl in a pale blue dress lying listlessly at the outskirts of the crowd.  She was burning hot with fever … Read More