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May 8, 2019

Spending time in Uganda has a way of giving you new perspective about life. Internally it changes how you look at contentment, joy, and purpose; and externally it impacts how you look at almost everything, from your abundance of food and resources, and most certainly the public education system that is available through our tax dollars.

September 28, 2018

Today is a day that is so very hard to put into words. Typing an account almost seems like a disservice to the people that I was blessed to spend my day with, but I shall try nonetheless. As the Executive Director for FoDU, I am never content with the services we are offering across Uganda. I believe that we can always fine-tune our work, and always be on the lookout for new populations to serve, and that is what has led to today.

January 6, 2018

It is with great pleasure that I step into my role as Board President for Fields of Dreams Uganda. It was only two and half years ago that I first went to Uganda, and I was completely unprepared for the way the nation and its people would take hold of my heart. Since that time, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Uganda four times, with my fifth trip coming up next month and my sixth coming up this summer. It has captivated me so completely, I’ve pretty much abandoned all thoughts of traveling anywhere else in the world. :)

July 28, 2017

Words and pictures will not be sufficient to capture what I have experienced today.  I will, however, record this account to help me remember as much as I can.

March 8, 2017

I remember hair products and lip gloss being a pretty big deal when I was about 13. 

Hair products and lip gloss were pretty big deals when my daughter and her friends were about 13 too. 

Oh, the luxury of being a middle class teenage girl in the United States. 

There are certain universalities to this age. 

Not having a uniform when everyone else at school does stings. Being left out of a secret or being teased because you have cheap shoes hurts. Girls around the globe want to feel loved and accepted. 

There are other universalities. Too many children a...

March 7, 2017

As I sit here reflecting back on the day, I'm reminded of a phrase that my grandpa used to tell all of us grandkids over and over as we were growing up: "You have so much potential."

This phrase rang true in my mind today as we visited with the kids at St. Kizito Primary School. Last year, as a FoDU team visited the school for the first time, our bus was mobbed by kids as they rushed in with pure excitement to give us hugs and hold our hands. Though we were able to get off the bus this time, it didn't take but a few seconds before ALL of the kids who...

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