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Introduction to the images on this page: My experiences
were not limited to the school. I interacted with many of the people in
and around Nebbi. I saw sufferings that I can only describe as
horrific. I stood alongside of a woman who so
starved that her skin was just a thin layer over her skeleton. I
visited a tribal village where the only available water was from a
dirty river; many of the villagers were sick from it. I encountered a
man who was dying of malaria. He had no money to buy the medicine, and
no one else had the money either. You should have seen the smile on
this man's face when I gave him the money for the medicine! He
literally glowed! The next day, I learned that he was recovering. A
man's life had been saved!
In spite of all the suffering, there is a
life and vibrancy among the people of Uganda that I have never seen in
America! They are extremely hospitable. The people embraced me as
part of their families! They are an amazing people who give what little
they have to each other even though it means that they will go without.
They laugh, they sing, they dance, and they celebrate life! I have
never laughed so hard and so much as I did when I was with the people
of Uganda! (I often laughed and cried simultaneously.) The faith among
those who follow Jesus Christ is stronger
than anything I have ever seen in America, including in my own
life. God is with the people of Uganda,
and their love for Him is amazing and powerful!
A tribal village sings,
dances, and waves palm leaves.
I was greeted repeatedly by
many children who wanted to shake the hand of a muzungu!
They treated me like I was a rock star!
People in the city of Arua are
water from a local watering hole.
This water, unlike the water in much of Uganda, is clean and healthy. Betty told me that Arua is a
more prosperous city because it places a stronger focus on education.