Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bon Voyage!

So, the day is finally here for us to leave on our missions trip to Uganda! The time has passed so quickly! I don't know that I'm really ready spiritually or mentally but I'll have a lot of time to think on our two-day flight there. I get a little teary eyed thinking about everyone that has helped me get to this day - from a sweet friend that hosted a garage sale to help me raise money, to the donations collected from our homeschool co-op, to the friends that ordered crafts from me, to the childhood friend and the college roommate who both sent me checks out of the blue. God is good and He definitely provided.

I'm really looking forward to the trip but the day or two before I leave is always the hardest. Of course, I'll miss my friends but I'm reeeeeeeally going to miss my family. Next to God, they are my life, my purpose, my reason for living. I imagine we'll all be pretty busy the next few weeks, the time will fly by & we'll be together again very soon.

So that's all for now. I hope to have internet while I'm there but if not, I'll update when I get back. You know I'll have lots of pictures to share!

God bless! :-D

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope." ~ Jeremiah 29:11


Saturday, June 2, 2012

War Dance - Documentary

According to Wikipedia... "War/Dance is a 2007 American documentary film written and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine and produced by Shine Global's Susan MacLaury, a professor at Kean University, and Albie Hecht. It was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and received the Emmy Award for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography in 2010.

The film centers on three children - Nancy, a 13-year-old choir singer; Rose, a 14-year-old dancer; and Dominic, a 14-year-old xylophone player. They are members of the Acholi ethnic group, living in the remote northern Uganda refugee camp of Patongo, which is under military protection from the Lord's Resistance Army, a terrorist group that has been rebelling against the government for the past two decades. In 2005, the camp's primary school won its regional music competition and headed to Kampala to participate in the annual National Music Competition. War/Dance focuses on three of the eight categories: Western choral performance, instrumental music, and traditional dance, where the students perform the Bwola, the dance of the Acholi. Over the course of three months, the film's creative team observes the three youngsters as they prepare for the event and gain their confidence enough to have them discuss the horrors they have experienced and express their individual fears, hopes, and dreams."