August 8, 2017

Although we have only been in Uganda for 3 full days, it has already been a trip of a lifetime. We have seen almost 300 patients already!

I am amazed at the beauty of the country. The hills roll with lush green grass and trees. It is all so untouched, unlike the majority of the United States. The true beauty of the country is its people. They are so proud to be from Uganda and so appreciative of every little thing. I’ve always heard about the African people with no shoes or carrying heavy items on their heads. However, this does not become so real until you see it for yourself. At least half the children walking to school are shoeless and another quarter’s shoes are falling apart. Meanwhile I am planning on leaving my shoes here because they are old and I have plenty at home. We see people of all ages carrying water, books, baskets, etc. on their heads. These people never complain, they are forever gracious. They also have an unwavering faith for the Lord despite their situations. They are just simply happy and faithful.

I am so excited to see what the rest of the week has in store for us. I hope to impact so many more lives along the journey and continue to get to know this amazing group of people more. God has blessed us all to bring us together to help these incredible people.

+ Ali Gray DeLoache, Student, Winthrop University
Photo by Paul Kim

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