Saturday, May 26, 2007


I was given a new digital camera from my parents. In two days I took at least 350 pictures of my American students, so that I can show my African students, my American students. This really took me out of my comfort zone. I am not a big fan of taking pictures--I feel like I am interrupting peoples lives, although, after a while, I started enjoying taking pictures. The students really seemed to have fun, at least a good number of them, and the rest, well they were willing... God is showing me ways to get out of my comfort zone and try new things, even in small ways.

I have made custom made luggage tags, one set for going to Uganda, and another set of luggage tags for coming home. My Mom has made me an awesome passport holder, and a hair towel, because my TurbieTwist is about 2 in. to short now. She has also sewn for me a laptop bag, which I will use to protect my laptop, inside my carry luggage.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Good news! Bad news...

I have a job interview at Clark High School at 4:10PM. This is good news, as I did not sign the contract at my current high school, and I am leaving very shortly for Africa. Not signing a contract, knowing that you will be out of the country for the entire summer is quite gutsy, although God has given me a sense of peace.

Please pray that my interview goes well tomorrow afternoon--I have been wanting a job at Clark HS for about three years now. I am both excited and nervous!

I bought a travel alarm clock for my trip today. It is razor thin. While I was at the store, the cashier asked me if I was going on a trip. I replied, "Yes, I am going to Uganda with FPC for 5 1/2 weeks!" He was quite happy to hear about what I was doing and replied, "My brother is going (somewhere) for a couple weeks this summer with Oak Hills." I had also mentioned that I was a high school math teacher, and his response was, I have a hard time with math. So...I gave him my email address and said, "contact me in the fall when you are taking your math class and I am more than happy to help you."

Dan Williamson (from UUMC), an amazing man of God--both a servant and an encourager, was killed in an automobile accident, while moving his daughters (Kelli) things, from Perkins School of Theology to Austin, where she will be finishing a masters in divinity, by completing her internship requirement. Kelli will move up Saturday, even after the long and laborious week she has had. Please pray for Kelli (Dan's first daughter), Tammi (Dan's second daughter), and Sharon (Dan's wife).


On Saturday I made a trip out to Whole Earth Provisions to purchase a few items to pack. Since I was there and I saw converters I decided it would not hurt to look and see what was available. Knowing nothing about converters, I just looked, and saw a couple standing nearby me. I asked the husband, "Excuse me, do you know anything about converters." "Yes, I know a little." "Great, tell me everything you know." So we had a conversation about some of the things I would need to purchase to be able to run the laptop.

The couple and I separated in the store, but then we wound up in the same spot again, having yet another brief conversation about where we were going. Once again, we separated. For a third time I was in the presence of this couple, but this time, the wife and I had a little conversation. She asked me where I was going and what I was going to do in Uganda. As soon as I mentioned Rafiki, her face lit up, the words BSF came out of her mouth and she started to praise how wonderful Rafiki is and how excited she is for me. The next words out of this woman's mouth were "I'm praying for you!"

Isn't it cool, when you can be at the store, preparing for a trip, and someone you do not know, says, "I'm praying for you!" Wow!