Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hello From Uganda!

Hello! We made it to Uganda and are doing great!! Both flights were VERY long but good. We are feeling good. We are staying overnight at this really cool hotel in Uganda. It's beautiful. We fly out of Uganda and 8:00 A.M. for Yei, Sudan. We are 8 hours ahead of you so right now it is 2:30 your time and 10:30 p.m. our time. We are all getting ready to go to bed. I am so wired though. 2 Tylenol PM should do the trick.

Saying goodbye to Ella yesterday afternoon was painful, but I made it. She was so sweet. She said, "I love you dada, I love you mama!" like 20 times. I miss her like crazy, but I'm doing good. It has certainly been an adventure already. And we are loving every minute of it.


Hopefully we will have internet tomorrow when we get to Yei. I am SO excited right now that there is internet where we are.

Thank you so much for your prayers!! Will hopefully update soon!! And with pictures. I feel so blessed to be here.

P.S. As I am typing this 2 bats are flying around my head! The first of many things I'm sure.

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Jake said...

I am praying for you guys all the time...and I am almost sinfully jealous. haha Love yall! Hug a kid for me!

connorcolesmom said...

I love the idea of 2 bats flying over your head - just a reminder that God is watching out for you
I am sure He will show MANY more wonders over the next few days

Praying everyday for all of you

Linsey said...

Yikes, bats! Don't work well with the bats!!! Ha! Glad you can post from Africa. Can't wait to here about the ministry!

MamaCass said...

I can't believe you are blogging from Africa! It's crazy and wonderful. I hope ya'll have internet connection in Sudan. Can't wait to see pictures!

twinkle said...

I've been thinking of you off and on through the day and praying for God to watch over you. And Ella, too. God bless you!

Becca said...

I'm so glad to hear that you made it to Uganda! Oh the wonders of the Internet!! Can't wait to hear more updates!

Praying for ya'll,

The Self Cottage said...

Hey friend, we are praying every day for ya'll! Amber and I were just praying for you about missing Ella. I can't wait to hear more bat stories!!!!!!! Savor the adventure!

Kelli said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have and will be praying for your trip!! I have always felt a strong desire to help in Sudan. Right now it is mostly through prayer but I hope that I can actively help out like you guys are doing someday!

Post pictures and keep the prayer requests coming!!

Darlene R. said...

Eww, bats!
Anyway, I'm loving that you are blogging from Africa! How cool is that?

Anyway, I will continue to pray for you all. Be Safe!

Krystal said...

On our knees for the ministry and joy that you are bringing the Sudanese. Be bold Janella!!!

Matt, Andrea, and Luke said...

what an amazing opportunity! enjoy every moment! praying for you.

Melissa said...

Praise God my friend! So good to hear from ya'll! So quiet and sad here without you, but Sudan is much cooler than your multi-colored office. ;) Like Krystal said - be bold! We KNOW in whom we believe! Oh - How I pray they may know too!!!!

Holly said...

Praying for you--with details and Scriptures!
Much love,

pinkmommy said...

So glad you made it there safe! Still praying!

Ang baylis said...

I'm still praying as well!
Angie xoxo

Lysa TerKeurst said...

We are praying for you and for Ella back home.

I can't wait to see pictures of the precious African kids as well.

Bats? Oh my.

Helen said...

Hope you are having a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!