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TEAM UGANDA: Highlights

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Posted by Kate Duff on

What an amazing time the past two weeks have been for our team! The main focus of this trip was to visit, encourage, build and strengthen our relationships with our sponsored children and their guardians. We’re so thankful to God who directed our path and open many opportunities for us to...

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TEAM UGANDA: Day 5.

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Posted by Kate Duff on

Last Friday, the Uganda mission team met with 25 Village Bible Church sponsored children at Juna Amagara Ministries New Times Nursery and Primary School in Kishanje. Linda and Kate enjoyed great visits with the precious children while Samantha took photographs. Lisa helped distribute gifts...

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The Team is Coming Together

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Posted by Kate Duff on

The team is coming together! Kate, Linda & Sam met up in Rwanda and said goodbye to Martha Newton and hello to our Ugandan friend Ainebyona Roland, who helped them travel across the border into Uganda. Now in Kabale, Uganda, they met up with another friend and JAM staff, Aggrey Ahimbisibwe...

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At the Rafiki Village in Rwanda

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Posted by Kate Duff on

I arrived safely in Kigali, Rwanda with all my luggage. I'll be in Uganda visiting sponsored children and guardians for the next two weeks, but I am starting my time in Rwanda with my friend and former neighbor, Martha Newton, who is now is a full-time missionary at Rafiki Village in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Visiting kids at Makerere Primary School in Kampala

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Posted by Kate Duff on

We didn't expect to be able to visit the Juna Amagara children in Kampala that are sponsored by Village Bible Church. Our schedule was tight. The kids were about to break for holiday. And they were busy taking exams. (They have year-round school. So this was the end of Term 1 that began in...

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Dinner with JAM

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Posted by Kate Duff on

Today we drove to Kampala. There was a lot of traffic in the city. Ugandans call it "the jam." Well, we were stuck in "the jam" for hours. Rev. Ben & Lillian invited us for dinner on Wednesday evening. After surviving "the jam," we enjoyed a great time of fellowship with Rev. Ben, Lillian...

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Visit with the Kehn Family - Our VBC missionaries

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Posted by Kate Duff on

Lisa & I were able to sneak in a quick lunch with the Kehn family while I was in Mbarara. The kids had been practicing a dance performance before we came, and were SOOO excited for their guests to arrive. Adelynn, Rachael, and Stephen were dancers, while Asher played the music “backstage.”...

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Weston Wagner – Caring Kids Club

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Posted by Kate Duff on

Weston Wagner and the Caring Kid’s Club at Faith Lutheran School in Geneva, IL send me with lots of pencils, sharpeners, and erasers to bless the Juna Amagara children in Uganda. We handed out many pencils, sharpeners, erasers, as well as Superman & Hello Kitty pencil...

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Dinner With ABIDE Staff

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In the evening we had a special dinner at the ABIDE house. ABIDE staff who are in the area over their mid-term break, as well as other JAM staff who were around attended so that I could meet them...

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Visiting Children in Mbarara

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We went to the Juna Amagara Primary school here in Mbarara to pass out more sponsor packages. We met Mercy first who is another girl sponsored by Jenny Wood. She was able to read Jenny's letter herself. She LOVED....

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