Countdown to Mission: Uganda 2013 -- 7 days...

June 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Seven days and counting!

One week from now we will be in the air, Uganda bound!

 

Thursday night was the final meeting before take-off.  We held a 'Packing Party.'  We sorted the donations of clothing, shoes, medicine, and toiletries by gender and age group.  Then we packed them into bags for Lira and bags for Seeta, weighing them to make sure they carried no more than 49.5 pounds each.  I was impressed by how quickly we completed the task.  It only took two hours for everyone to unload the stuff from their cars into the building, unpack and sort the items, then repack, weigh, sort by city, and label each bag.  It felt so organized and smooth.  It was noted in the meeting afterwards that this has been the least stressful pre-trip experience to date, and that's saying something, because this is the 10-year anniversary of the trip.  Praise God!  The prayers are being felt!  The path is lit!  Now we get to put one foot in front of the other and follow it!

 

Please be praying with us this last week before our departure!

 

Helping Hands

So many clothes! (Praise God!)

So many clothes!

 

Unpacking and sorting

Unpacking and sorting

 

Putting together IV packs

Putting together IV packs

 

Glasses galoreGlasses upon glasses

 

Sorting jewelry

Sorting jewelry

 

Sorting medicineSorting medicine

 

Stuffing it full

Stuffing it full

 

How many people does it take to close a bag packed for Uganda?How many people does it take to close a bag packed for Uganda?

 

Weighing bags

Weighing bags

 

Weighing bags (LIFT!!)

Weighing bags... LIFT!!!

 

Labeling the bags by color and number

Labeling the bags by color and number

 

Bag pile for Lira.  It is the Lira pile early on.  It about doubled in size by the end!

Bag pile for Lira.  This is the Lira pile early on... it about doubled in size by the end!

 

Final meeting

Meeting

 

Last minute details. (Note the pile of trash on the left. Not even the half of it.)Last minute details... (Note the pile of trash there on the left.  Not even the half of it.)

 

Pray.

Pray.

 

 

 


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