hello to you all. sorry for the delay in writing, internet is harder than we anticipated!!
our children did wonderful travelling here, they slept all of the flights, and adjusted really well that first day, staying awake until 6pm, even though we were So hot! They slept until 5am, so we were able to watch the beautiful sunrise together. Since then they are completely on ugandan time.
our home was very organized when we arrived, they had made our kids their own room, the boys in a bunk bed and avin in a twin beside them. our room is nice and big, with space for a desk and all our things!
we have been so welcomed to mpigi, the people are amazing, always smiling and so helpful. joel said that in canada when someone is listening to you or just looking at you they have a straight face, but here everyone always has a smiling face - it is so true!
the kids are healthy and happy. many children for them to play with, and they are living outside. it is quite hot, but there is shady areas.
power is a struggle here at times, the generators are turned on at all different times of the day, and often out of gas or breaking down. we do have a deep freezer, it is on a lot with the dental team here and all their food inside, mostly it will be on only a few hours a day i think, so more like a fridge, but anything cold is Great!! it gets dark right at 7pm, so they usually have the lights on for us from 7-10, we can charge all our electronics then. the kids don't really watch much tv or movies though, sometimes right before breakfast.
we have hired a chef to cook for us and the dental team this week, so we have watched him closely to learn some new meals we can do for our family, since we are just cooking with a propane stove, it is different. we've eaten So well though, i'm sure we'll get the hang of it, since our chef has done amazing meals.
the dental team has been a huge success. everyone is so happy to have their teeth fixed, their feet taken care of as well their eyes. Eyesight is poor it seems because they have not been educated to wear sunglasses, a good thing to bring!!
we will try to get pictures soon, hopefully this weekend. we have many of the beautiful children here who already fill our hearts, you just instantly fall in love with them.
their house mom rose is getting over malaria right now, you can keep her in your prayers.
goodbye for now!