Burning, Building & Bugs »

The dry season is in full stride. It has been many weeks since last we had rain. When I think of the dry season, the intense heat and chapped skin come to mind. This year, I was reminded of its more dynamic character. Yes, it’s hot and dry (hence the name). It is also a […]
Posted by: Chloe on January 23, 2015 @ 4:21 pm
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Milk, A Prized Commodity »

One of the questions I frequently get asked by strangers that pass me on the path, is whether I’m breastfeeding. At first I thought this slightly strange. I’ve sat through multiple lessons from our community health teacher when I accompanied her to the village or on medical outreaches about breastfeeding. It includes how to express […]
Posted by: Chloe on August 13, 2014 @ 11:03 am
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Quadratic Formula = Done! »

I have been remiss in notifying you all of our progress in math. Upon arrival, one of my responsibilities was to teach two math courses: Business Mathematics to Bobby Wright and Algebra I to Mary and Kipsy Wright. It has been some few weeks now since we completed our courses! The Business Mathematics course included […]
Posted by: Chloe on July 2, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
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Feeding Upon the Word »

“When a child is not feeding well, you have a malnourished child. When a Christian is not feeding well, you have a malnourished Christian.” We were admonished with these words in a recent morning devotion at the clinic given by the Kenyan Pharmacist and regular attender of our church, Kyalo. These words were particularly evocative […]
Posted by: Chloe on February 13, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
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Christmas Eve Service »

As a part of our Christmas observations, our church held an afternoon Christmas Eve service. The day itself began with a promise of rain that did not disappoint. When the time came, Christopher and I made our way out to the open-air church building dressed in our Uganda finery. I decided to add some local […]
Posted by: Chloe on December 28, 2012 @ 3:35 pm
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Jeremiah and Beer »

This morning as we sat for morning devotions at the clinic, I was struck by the discrepancy between what we heard of the village around us and the scripture we were meditating on. Cries of “Ekonit!”, which signify that the local brew is ready for consumption, interjected Jeremiah 50. Pastor Dave began by reading Jeremiah […]
Posted by: Chloe on October 24, 2012 @ 9:54 am
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Running in Karamoja »

As many of you know, I enjoy running to keep myself in shape. In the States, I would get up before work and run down my street, along the asphalt road, up and off sidewalks and loop back home. Living in San Diego, there were very few obstacles or excuses to prevent me from my […]
Posted by: Chloe on October 3, 2012 @ 10:58 am
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The Little Things In Life »

With a new life comes new accessories. I knew life in Karamoja would be very different from my life in San Diego, but I never thought to be so pleasantly surprised by local inventions or conveniences that would assist in that transition. I thought about what items we already had and figured we’d make do. […]
Posted by: Chloe on September 18, 2012 @ 7:29 pm
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Cut Off: The Reality »

Not yet! The Wright family made it safely back to Karamoja from Mbale. The rumored broken bridge has eroded on one side, but is still cautiously passable by all types of vehicles. That makes two partly broken bridges with water running over them (and I thought the water was supposed to go under the bridge, […]
Posted by: Chloe on August 13, 2012 @ 12:24 pm
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