Monday, April 25, 2011

Driving Through a Riot

One day a co-worker and I were working out of the office. So we were in a meeting and when the that meeting was finished we were on the way to the next location and on the way we met some with rocks and burning tires in the middle of the road. So I look at my co worker and said do we continue or not and looked around and saw no Police or Army. We asked are we safe to continue and with not even thinking about it she answered yes very safe. So then we continued for about 2 miles then we ran into a different story. We ran into a Police Riot Vehicle so we both said we go back so we turned around and on the way back we found even more rocks and burning tires in the middle of the road. I was driving from ditch to ditch to get around it with people throwing stones at us the whole time and shouting “THIS IS UGANDA GET THE F!@# OUT” I THEN YELLED BACK TO THEM WE ARE TRYING TO GET OUT!! So when we got back to office we laughed about the whole situation!!


On Holy Thursday I needed to go to town for some very important items of the Easter Holiday. So when I got up on Thursday morning I went to the computer and check to see if there were any riots and at that time there was nothing to be reported. So I made some food for the boy’s and myself. I then went back on to the internet to answer some emails and finish some work that I did not finish the day before.
During that time I kept on looking for updates throughout the morning and then I got and update a riot is going on right where I needed to go. So I called a friend of mine in the media and asked if it was safe to travel and she was like it’s ok because it’s was passed where you are going so I left and I talked to some police man that I met along the way and they also told me that I will be fine.
So I continued to go to my first stop, then I was on the way to my second stop. My boda driver went straight into the teargas area, so needless to say my eyes were full of teargas for the rest of my trip.
After all my stops I finally got home and washed my eyes out but they still hurt for the rest of the day HAHAHA!!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


For the last couple of weeks the church that we go to has been getting ready to interview a family that might come and help our pastor. So during the last couple of weeks we have been preparing, because of the families short time in Uganda. We said that KIC Bugolobi (Kampala International Church)(Big a lo b) that we would move are service to 5 o'clock.

So on Sunday the 16th was like any other Sunday I was up making breakfast. Then because of the fact that we did not have church in the morning we watched movies. during the movies I was unaware that my phone was ringing because it was on Vibrate and sitting on my bed. So about 1100 o clock I was going into my bedroom and I picked up my phone and saw like 10 missed calls and 5 sms's and I am like what in the world is going on. So I started reading the sms's and they all had the same theme WHERE ARE U and ARE YOU OKAY. So I am like what so confused that this point. So then I started to call the people back and the 1st one I called was so happy that I called him back he begins to tell me the whole church was so worried because I was not at church and they even prayed for me out loud during church.

So I come to find out that the church was still going on in the morning as normal but the night service was a extra thing. So When I arrived at the night service I was getting hugs all night because they were so happy to see that I was ok.

Needless to say but my face was beat red all night because I was so embarrassed.

To be honest I was very happy that the people were so worried it really made me feel wonderful.. This church is one of the biggest things that I will miss in a couple of months. This Church is one of the biggest reasons that I want to stay because this church has been one of the best spiritual places in my life and its really like my real family in Uganda. In this church we have people that run NGO's we have people that work for the Embassies, and people that even have their own Business. But people here are all about the lord and making the other people in the church friends. So to be honest this church is one of my best friends here.

Monday, October 25, 2010


It is now October 26th man is this year flying by or what!!!
I was approached about 6 months ago from some friends of mine that work at the local newspaper to do a story about me. I do not know why but they think I am like interesting or something. So after that was done I got a phone call from a man in Europe saying that he is a friend of one of my friends at the paper and he would like to meet me. So I like okay whatever right. So I went to meet him and he told me he is a journalist in Europe. So I like okay how can I help you so he told me that him and a friend of his wants to make a short movie about me and my life. I agreed to it and for the last couple of days they have been following me around and taping my life. So it kind of fun but weird at the same time trying to act normal with a camera around you. So they after been at my work, my bible study group, going to my church, and just spending time with me and my family on family days.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


On the 1st Sunday I was back in
Uganda. My car was being used by
friend of mine. So we needed to
use a boda boda to get to church.
So it is the boda driver, Henry,
Nathan, and than me on this mo-
torcycle. On our way to church a
ton truck was driving in the wrong
lane for a change. He turned onto
the road that we were on , while he
was turning he was not paying any
attention to what he was doing and
hit our boda. I was thrown a little
bit and Nathan fell off and I caught
him and nothing happened to
Henry. We are all ok and we still
got to church ok. For the motorcy-
cle I do not know because I have
not seen him since and there was
some damage because it was not
balanced as we moved to finish
our the rest of the trip. It was the
1st boda accident and hopefully
our last.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I am back in Uganda!! I had fun in the usa but its nice to get back in normal life again! All is well and back to work!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

Every year for the 4th of July the Embassy has a celebration.So this year it was no different, so the boy's and I went. It was a lot better then last year, this year they had a lot of entertainment for the kids.

Every year they have American foods, cake, and fireworks. It was very nice the boys got to see their first Fireworks they love them. They talked about the fireworks all the way home. I felt like I was back in America it was a lot of fun

We hope you all had a great 4th