Monday, April 23, 2007


Jinja is north of Kampala, from Mpigi it is just over a 2 hour drive. Jinja has golf courses, restaurants, hotels, sidewalks, feels a lot different than Mpigi!! It is also right where the Nile River meets Lake Victoria, the Source of the Nile is a main attraction, as well river rafting. Avin and I have spent a week here volunteering at Amani, we were very fortunate to have been offered a house to stay in while we are visiting here; it belongs to long term missionaries who are in the US on furlough. Avin and I were very surprised by Jeff, Joel and Finn who showed up on our doorstep on our 10 year anniversary!! We are enjoying these few days together as a family, although we are still doing some research and volunteering, it has been a rejuvenating time.

Out for dinner in Jinja on our 10 year anniversary

A view of the Nile River from our street


Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff, Shannon, and family,

It's your cousin Brooke. I just wanted to let you know I have been thinking about you lots.. I love you all SO much and will continue to keep you in my prayers!

Shannon can I come for a visit when you get home??

Mike Collister said...

Hey Jeff and Family,

Hope you aren't getting to comfortable there. You are missed here. Stay safe. Enjoying the pictures and write ups.

Bec Shulba said...

10 year anniversary - unbelievable. i bet ten years ago if someone had said that you'd be living in uganda with your 3 kids, you would have never believed them. you guys are awesome and doing great work out there. happy anniversary!

rachel synchyshyn said...

Congratulations on the milestone anniversary, Jeff and Shannon! Thanks for continuing to share your stories with us -- wer're thinking of and praying for you all!

Rachel Thiessen said...

Hi Jeff, Shannon, Joel, Avin, and Finn!

It's your cousin Rachel here. You're pictures look amazing, and they make me want to go back to Uganda SO bad! I wish I could be there eating Chapatis (yum!!!) and travelling around with you! God Bless, you're in our prayers!