A Noble Journey

The Mystery of Suubi Goat Farm

Nancy Drew would have been proud of me last week. And to be honest, I now have a lot more respect for the fictitious teenage detective.

The Beginning of a Great Story

All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has...

5 Things I've Learned About Uganda

To love at all is to be vulnerable. — C. S. Lewis My first week in Uganda has been one that I will never forget. I've gotten to have some great experiences, to meet some incredible people, and to...

Preparing for the Experience of a Lifetime

Three years ago, if someone would have told me that you would be going to Uganda for the summer, I would have thought they were crazy. — Dad The sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean. This semester, I...

Nothing Lasts Forever

Two months. At the beginning of a two-month time period, you think you have all the time in the world. Now looking back, it's like two months wasn't long enough. Three weeks since my return from...

A Perfect Ending

I have been writing a lot about my first days and first experiences. Now is the time to write about my last days as my time in Uganda comes to a close. I have never been to Africa, and two months...

Sink, Swim ... or float

The first day of managing a farm for Watoto is not nearly as a scary the second time around. Like before, I was hoping and wishing for a simple, steady week of management, but of course this is...

Following Footsteps

When I first began my time here in Uganda, I expected to be following and working alongside the managers at the various Watoto Sustainability Projects to expand my knowledge. I have been learning...

Challenges and Flexibility

In Uganda, no plans you make are certain. I have learned this lesson repeatedly in the past two weeks. People are late. Traffic slows operations. Products don't always arrive on time. Repairs don't...

Week full of hope

I am full of hope, and I'm ready to go to work.