We have treated our clothing with permethrin to keep the mosquitos away, bought our bug spray, filled our prescriptions for anti-malaria medicine and for antibiotics for just in case, packed medical supplies and other items for the trip, applied for our Visas, and exchanged American money for Ugandan money brought back by the other team. We have prayed with family and friends for safety, for health, for effectiveness in being a witness to the people and an encouragement to the missionaries. We are excited about meeting our sponsored little girl, Sisse, seeing our friends, the Fishes, meeting the other missionaries, and ministering to the people of Buundo.
When I come back, I hope to bring dozens of necklaces made by the women of the village, and sell them, so that they can have a way to make money for medical expenses and for schooling costs. This is a new endeavor, and Lisa is trying to decide how best to help the women become independent in obtaining supplies and then selling their finished product. Please pray that we could work on that and make some good connections to make this possible.
I am planning to upload pictures several times while we are there and give an update here on the blog. I PLAN to keep a journal and write down everything I can remember while we are there....
I am hoping this will be full by the time we get back. :)
Thank you all for your prayers and suppport!
-Michelle and Emma