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It’s taking me a long time to process all of the photos from my recent mission trip to Uganda, Africa. I am going to break down the photos to several posts with stories and themes.

While I was in Uganda with Project Hope Worldwide (PHW), I had the unique opportunity to go visit orphans that are on the “waiting list.” These are children that they have sought out to bring into PHW’s orphanage, Calo me Lare (“Village of Redemption”).

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Let me back up a step and explain that when I say “orphanage” I don’t mean it in the sense that you’re probably thinking. These children don’t need to be adopted. I say “orphanage” simply because Calo me Lare is a home for orphans – really, it’s a village for orphans. In the village, the children live in a house with 7 other children of similar age and the same sex and a house mom who looks after them. The house mom is a widow from a nearby village. The children live in the village and they receive meals, an education, playtime, spiritual enrichment and medical care.  Below are a few pictures I took while at Calo me Lare of the children playing, learning, laughing and just being kids:

Uganda was amazing. This trip was incredible, indescribeable, life changing. 

I plan on doing several blog posts about various experiences while there, but for now, here’s just a little peak of what’s to come:

Off to Africa!

Tomorrow I am going on a mission trip to Northern Uganda with Project Hope Worldwide (www.projecthopeworldwide.org), which is based out of Owasso, Oklahoma. PHW’s mission is “To redeem defenseless and venerable children, and to provide them with hope and opportunity to change their world.” They plan to do this by creating holistic villages comprised of 32 homes for 256 children who are total orphans. Each village will have homes that hold 8 children and a house mom, schools, a medical clinic, a church, recreational activities (soccer, basketball) and agricultural fields. PHW is in the middle of creating their  first village in Northern Uganda (near Lira). This village is called Calo me Lare (“Village of Redemption”) and is currently home to 48 children.