Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Recently John and I have been enjoying a lot of football (soccer) matches in the field behind our house. We've been playing with some of the other missionary kids. On Sunday, we played with some of the other MKs, almost all of Jonathan Family (the family group nearest to us that has about 20 kids), some of Pacific Family, and some of Ebenezer Family. Let's just say it was crazy because there were about 35 people all trying to get one ball and shoot it in one of the two nets. Then to complicate matters some of the people are Ugandan 18-year-old boys and some are 14-year-old Canadian girls (okay that's me) but there are very different skill levels and that makes it sort of confusing. But it was fun anyway. I enjoyed spending some time with my friends in Jonathan Family.

Friday, July 25, 2014


"You are welcome, Auntie Christina."
This is what I hear every morning for the past few weeks as I have been helping at the primary school. It has been very interesting to see how things compare to a Canadian school. When we were visiting here in 2010 and 2011 I was able to go to some of the classes as a student which was fun.

In P.5

Now I get to see what things are like in the lower primary. Both of the teachers of the Primary 1 class (about Grade 1) are very good teachers. But it is very different from a school in Canada. No carpet time, no colourful workbooks, no whiteboards, no computer class. But there are blackboards and little exercise books, and lots of posters hung up around the room.

The class has 25 children of different ages. They are anywhere between 6 and 9 years old. And I have remarkably managed to remember all their names. They are all lots of fun. I have enjoyed helping in this part of New Hope.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb!"
~Revelation 7:9-10~

Webale, Eyalama, Asante, Thank you Lord!
This is "Thank you" in 4 different languages spoken in East Africa. All were sung on Thanksgiving Day here at Kasana last Sunday. It was wonderful to be able to thank God with hundreds of people. People from Uganda, Congo, Rwanda, America, England, and Canada. We were from many nations and tribes. Many languages were spoken and peoples were represented. We waved branches, as we worshiped God.

Piano Recital

On Monday, there was a recital for Auntie Hannah's students. She is going back to the States for 6 months. Catriona and I both take piano lessons from her. She also does voice and guitar lessons! I played "Children of the Heavenly Father" and "Cha-Cha". Yes, I know it's a bit of a strange mix. Catriona played "Spanish Rhapsody". There were about 10 of us. After the recital we had some snacks and photos.

The students. Unfortunately, not everyone is looking at the
camera because there were about 6 snapping away.

Me, A. Hannah, and Catriona

Same as above except with Kara

Tuesday, July 1, 2014