|My buddy Philip|
At the end of February, my wife and I will be traveling to Uganda. Its been over six years since the last time we traveled to East Africa, but the people of Uganda, and particularly the children of Uganda hold a special place in our hearts.
In our time there, we will be visiting, partnering with, and assisting several different orphan care ministries. They range in scope from a newly begun babies home to an organization that provides loving care for orphans with special medical and/or developmental needs. We plan to bring as many medical supplies as possible and we intend to pack several other practical items that may be hard to come by.
It has been my experience from the inner city slums, to the wilds of Africa, or anywhere else across the globe, that a football (soccer ball) is the most natural means for breaking the ice regardless of the culture or location I've found myself in. Thats why I'm calling on all you soccer junkies to take part in our adventure!!!
For most kids in Uganda, the beautiful game is played with a tightly rolled wad of caveras (plastic bags) using someone's flip-flops to serve as goalposts. And while it may seem like a simple gift, a real soccer ball can bring inestimable joy to the life of a child! If you have any old or unused soccer balls or equipment (i.e. pumps, socks, pads, etc.), would you consider donating them to our trip?
If you would like to know more about our organization please visit Voices 4 the Voiceless