Orphans of Teso

Written by Jamie Wingert   Why in the heck would people live here, and once they leave why would they come back? That was the question I pondered on my first...

I miss them a lot. I’ve gone through the pictures numerous times. Watched the videos over and over. And really, I’ve got those kids on the backgrounds of my phone, in...

This was my second time to visit Uganda. The first trip I took was in July of 2014.  I started building relationships with these people, so I couldn’t wait to get...

“How was your trip?”  This question is normally very easy to answer when returning from a vacation, but I have struggled this time because it is difficult to put into words...

It’s been about a month since I returned from 2 weeks in Uganda and I’m settling back into the familiarity of my everyday life.  This was my 3rd trip to the...

And then there were three: Ogoloi Friday, August 21, 2015 I was up early with the roosters, grabbed my coffee and headed outside to my favorite perch in the courtyard.  I’ve...

Pit Stop: Soroti to Ongongoja Once we left Bukedea, we made an overnight pitstop in Soroti at the home of Elotu Joseph, the Director of HopeChest in Uganda.  Immaculate cooked for...

Jen asked me to share my personal blog posts and trip stories from my trip to Uganda in August. I posted them below and here is the link to the posts on my...

This trip to Uganda was a different kind of experience for me than any of the trips I have taken before. It was in the midst of a very busy and...

I wrote on the bus as we drove miles away from where we left our hearts.  What just happened to our large team?  We physically wept and bawled like babies as...