Throwing out an idea. And a few pictures from the weekend!

No great moral is coming out of this post! I’ve been feeling out of writing since my last post, but I wanted to throw out an idea and share some pictures of last weekend adventures. I’ll write more later!

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas season coming into full swing in the US, I wanted to put an idea out there and see if anyone would be interested in it. I know so many people have done so much for me from donating for the trip to wrapping books and cars for christmas gifts for the kids and sending school supplies that are hard to get here, but God’s laid something extra for you to help with on my heart a few times. If you’re interested, I’d like to raise some money for Rafiki and the organizations that we visited this past weekend. If God doesn’t have me here next semester helping with orphans, I’d love to at least make it a little easier for the ones He has called for this time! These are all organizations that run on small budgets but do really incredible things for the people of Uganda. I can’t wait to tell you more about our weekend and Amazima and Musana later this week.

I’m not sure how this would play out. It’s definitely up for discussion. I’ll be home in about two weeks and I’d love to get something going for when I get home (nothing too involved Mom, I promise!). Maybe get kids involved in a tangible way. There’s a group that gets kids to do cupcake stands (kind of like lemonade stands) to raise money for orphans. Maybe something along those lines? Hot chocolate and cookies around Christmas time? Or something completely different. Whatever works! I haven’t even mentioned this to my parents, so if it falls flat, that’s totally fine! I just wanted to put it out there because I know this is a season of giving across the world, and I want to keep my eyes on Jesus instead of all the busyness of Christmas as I travel home in a few weeks! If you’re interested in helping or have ideas, email me at Darphin@mc.edu or comment here!

It’s been a week since our trip to Jinja and Iganga to see Musana and Amazima and the work both of these organizations are doing in this beautiful but very poor country. It was a really good and busy weekend full of experiences and conversations I won’t soon forget! I’m going to write a post on it soon (hopefully), but for now, here are some pictures! Enjoy!

And thanks for prayers. I got to meet and spend time with Katie Davis! God answers even the small desires of our hearts.

Thanks so much again for all the support, prayers, notes, facebook messages, books, school supplies, matchbox cars, packages, letters, emails, comments, and love that has been sent my way (and the kids way!) during this adventure God has had me on the past three months!
I love each and every one of you and am so thankful that you’ve followed along so far!
Hallie

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3 thoughts on “Throwing out an idea. And a few pictures from the weekend!

  1. Hallie – I am on a committee that oversees the children’s ministries at the church. One of my goals is to introduce more missions opportunities for the kids; however, I’m not sure about the timeframe for your idea. I would love to plan and do it when you get back, but am pretty overextended to be able to plan and execute prior to the holidays. I am taking this (and have been) to prayer and hope that we can plan several activities for the children and youth in the future, so I’ll be ready and will be discussing your idea at our meeting next Monday. I am loving your posts and please know that Jesus is working on everyone who is reading them! Leah

    1. Mrs. Leah,
      Thanks so much for the interest! Don’t feel at all like we have to do anything right away. I just wanted to put the idea out there. These and many other ministries always need money or supplies or whatever we come up with, so there’s no rush in cramming another thing into an already busy holiday season. I would rather wait and be able to do something well than rush and do something halfway now.
      I’m so excited and thankful for First Pres already. I’d love to be a part of whatever way you’d like to teach the kids more about missions!
      Hallie

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