Our fist few days here in Uganda have been wonderful! When we arrived Tuesday morning, we made the long, cramped drive to Jinja where we settled into the Serving His Children volunteer house. Our house is just up the road from Renee's (the SHC compound) so we are just a short walk away. We were absolutely exhausted from only having about 6 hours of sleep in a few days because of all the traveling! Yesterday we slept very late, then eventually went into town to get food from the market, a phone to use while we're here, and a few other things for the house.
Today we woke up a bit earlier to go out to a village called Mayuge. Several of the children that have gone through SHC's program are from this area, including baby Robert. He was brought to Renee with an extremely rare skin disease called EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa). Click here if you'd like to read more about Robert's story. We went WAY out to his home to continue the work on a foundation for his and his families' new home! His condition requires a cleaner environment, and that is what the new house will provide. Serving His Children is sending a team out there this month to finish the construction! A beautiful thing about SHC is that it is not exclusive to malnutrition... they help in any area that is thrown their way!
We are dirty and we are tired, but we are so glad to be here and see what is going on! I will post some photos on the next blog, but if you are friends with us on facebook you can see some now! LOVE YOU ALL!! We'll blog again soon :)
-Clain and Brett