Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm Off!







































I can't believe that I'm leaving in about 12 hours! I'm flying out of Fresno and then to LAX. I'll fly to MN by myself and meet up with the director of the project there. We will fly to Amsterdam and meet with about 4 others who will be on our team. (I don't know any of these people.) From there, we fly into Entebee. I will be staying the first week with an American family who live in Kampala. This is a fairly big city I think. They did tell me that they have a security guard who protects their compound with a bow and arrow! I cracked up about that. Travel time is long. I leave here at 5:50 am on Saturday, and arrive there at 8:30 PM on Sunday. There is a 10 hour time difference though.

The following week we will travel to a small village called Busanna. It is outside of Kayunga. I have yet to see this village on a map, so it must be pretty small. I will be working with ladies in Kampala sewing choir robes. I have no idea what I will be doing in Busanna. I'm very excited and, of course, a little nervous. I'm totally packed and ready to go. I'm just getting some pictures of family together to take with me.

I may have some internet access the first week, but I'm pretty sure I won't the second week. It is so expensive to use my phone there ($3.60/minute) so I probably won't. Even text messaging is something like $2.00/text. From the sounds of what I've heard, I probably won't have time to even think about it anyway.

So, I'm sure I'll have a lot of blogging to catch up on when I return, and I will be posting lots of pictures! Thanks again to those of you who have given me support and those who are praying for me. I've been healthy so far, so keep praying that I stay that way while I'm there! I can't wait to share with all of you when I get back!
Hugs,
Nancy

12 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Have a great and safe trip!

Ann said...

What an exciting adventure you are embarking on! I hope it lives up to all your expectations. Sandra Betzina goes to Africa once a year to a village where she teaches sewing to women. They have no electricity so they use peddle machines. No power for irons. Many challenges but she seems to love it. Ann

gwensews said...

Wishing you a safe, wonderful and inspiring trip. God speed.

MaryPat R said...

Have a great trip!

Lori said...

Have a safe trip, sounds like it will be very fulfilling and exciting.

Birgitte said...

Have a wonderful trip, I'll be thinking of you.

Elaray said...

I'm so excited for you! Have a wonderful trip. Travel safely!

designdreamer said...

Have a safe, and exciting trip!
My sis has lived in both Kenya, and Ethiopia, and when your mentioned the house guard, I was reminded that they had one also.

Summerset said...

Have a wonderful trip, you must be so excited to serve this way!

Anonymous said...

I've been telling all my friends about your trip and your mission. We will be praying for you and eager to hear your stories when you return!

SherryV

Linda said...

Well I am writing this and you have gone now. I look forward to reading about your trip.

Melissa said...

I'm forward to hearing about your trip. This will bless you beyond measure, I just know it. You'll be in my prayers - travel safe!

Hugs,
Melissa