I’m here and busy!!!

Please check out what I’m doing in Uganda….

Etkin Goes to Uganda with UWP #19

Hello all!

I’m in the taxi van on the way back to home base, typing this on my iPhone Notes app. We are on our way back from our first extended trip to the countryside to both follow up on newly-installed tanks and do pre-site inspections for future tanks. The past three days had held so much—so many experiences—that I can’t capture them all. Here are some snippets.


Generally, when a school knows we coming to visit and check on the new tank, they put on a welcoming ceremony. This starts with a welcoming speech, usually followed by student singing and cultural dancing, more speeches, and finally gifts for us. Gifts have consisted of bowls of fruit and vegetables—”finger” bananas (super sweet), mangoes, and the largest avacados you’ve ever seen. And chickens.

Yes, you read that correctly. Chickens. They were put in bags under the van seats. I’m sure they’ll…

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5 thoughts on “I’m here and busy!!!

  1. David –
    You are The Man!!! Mom and I are so proud of you. You have an overflowing heart of compassion. I am praying for you daily that the compassion will be abundant with the UWP team. The pictures you sent with your blog are priceless. It is gratifying to see people/children smiling and laughing when they have so little of the material things we have. That is a lesson in itself.
    Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing there.
    That being said, we all miss you and can’t wait to see you again soon. Stay healthy and safe – all of you!
    Much love,

  2. What a wonderful gift your blog was! First, I’m impressed you took the time to write to your students. Second, is was so informative and I LOVED the pictures. I especially loved the picture of you carrying the boy on your shoulders and thinking of how hilarious they found that. Thank you for doing the work you are and giving hope and joy to many. Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:13:13 +0000 To: marshellen@outlook.com

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