Monday, July 25, 2011

Counting Down the Days...

Phew, there are so many things to think about when one is preparing to go, which is the main reason why you haven't heard much from me lately.

Alot of last night and this morning was spent packing. Clothes - check. Toothpaste - check. Pillow - check. Camera - check. Sleeping bag - check. Wait a minute...sleeping bag? I'm taking a sleeping bag to Uganda? No, but I am taking it to camp. ; )

Today marks the first day of one of my favorite weeks in the whole year, in fact I scheduled my furlough to make sure I would be home for it this year. After reading reports and seeing pictures of everyone's great time at church camp last year, and feeling the most homesick of any other time while in Uganda, I KNEW I could not miss another church camp.

A full week of tons of fellowship, fun, teaching, singing, games and food are just some of the highlights of camp. So I am going to scoot, throw my sleeping bag in the car and head off for a memorable week. I'll post some pictures when I get back. : )

Oh, and it is about 10 days until I leave Oregon (Aug. 4) on my journey back to Uganda. And I would so appreciate your continued prayers! Thank you!


  1. If your church camp is half as fun as ours, I know it will be a blast! (-;

  2. Definitely praying for you this week while you're at camp Ruthie, as well as for your safe return to Uganda. It sounds like all the SHIM ex-pats are playing hop scotch this summer fall between the US and Uganda.

  3. Hopefully soon, Mikaela! Lauren, it was indeed a blast and such a blessing in so many ways. :)
    Emily, thank you so, so much for your prayers - they are much appreciated! Yes, all of us Oregonians, minus the Smiths, are visiting home this summer and fall. Lots of comings and goings.