Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Greg traveled with me again to Uganda. A professional photographer, he took the pictures you are seeing and will see from our Uganda visit. A college classmate and a dear friend, Greg now lives in Cali Colombia South America.
Here he is standing with his new found friends in Pader, Uganda
Jen is studying catering at the ABCS. Like all of the other students she is an orphan. She is also a single mother. There is not currently a day care program for the mothers who are students. This is something we talked about and will hopefully find a way to provide for the mothers at the school.
I saluted the people for their dedication to excellence and for their ability to survive the many atrocities inflicted on them by the Lord's Resistance Army. I spoke of the three hundred year period of institutional slavery in the united States. I framed it in the context of suffering and overcoming and linked the suffering of the African American to the suffering of the Acholi people of Northern Uganda. Here we made a profound link. I find this link every where I travel together with the common link of music to aid in binding us together
I had the honor of watching many dances at the ceremony\celebration for the items be brought to them. The photo of the children dancing was a real highlight for me. Fortunately I also have it on video and will eventually be able to show it to you in video form.
Here you see the colorful costumes and the dance steps of the children. It was simply amazing.