"This summer my daughter, Josalin, and I had the experience of a lifetime as we traveled to Uganda, Africa. Josalin was excited about being given the opportunity to do a concert for the children at the Kabowa Community Primary School. Being able to be there and be around the children at the orphanage and the school was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to help with the feeding program at the school. That was one of the highlights of the day. I personally enjoyed spoiling the babies. We loved it and we can’t wait to go back."
Mrs. Mary and Josalin
"Uganda was truly a life-changing experience. From the beginning, I absolutely fell in love with the kids at the orphanage and the school. My favorite part was probably getting to hold all of the babies and doing the library with the older kids. Seeing those precious kids with the biggest smiles and hearts meant the world to me, and I would absolutely LOVE to go again one day!"
God is so good and I am thankful for all the ways I got to experience Him working throughout my time in Uganda with Cierra. He challenged me to grow and also allowed me to rest in Him over the course of the trip. Getting to love the children and lead the women in studying more about Christ was a blessing I will take with me and remember forever. The Lord is working mightily in many ways through DLM!
Going on the missions trip to Uganda was one of the most eye-opening and life changing experiences. I knew that I would see things that would break my heart and things that would give me joy. While we were there, we spent time with the precious children of the Kabowa community and were able to feed, clothe, pray, sing, dance, read, and love on them. The most special moment for me was being able to see the eagerness of the children to learn and grow; educationally and spiritually. It was so amazing how accepting the children, and even the people of the community, were of us and to Jesus. Being able to truly share the love of Jesus and tell who He is to these children was so powerful. I will cherish the time spent in Uganda forever and will always have a special place in my heart for the amazing people I met there.
I wouldn't say Uganda changed the way I see the world, rather it gave me an understanding of myself and what God has planned for me and the people around me. The aspect that touched my heart the most was P4 kids and seeing their fire for God and how open they are. I loved seeing them light up when someone asked if they wanted to pray or when they got up and danced to songs about Jesus. Everything they did had passion behind it and that passion clearly came from God. That's why I chose to remember and take that passion and openness back with me. Kabowa kids have definitely taken a piece of my heart!