We are here...

N39-11-6 Posted by Ekisa Team on Tue, 11 Aug 2009 | 11 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

So we have arrived, after 6 hours in Heathrow, 10 hours to Kenya, 2 hours in Nairobi and then an hour to Entebbe, and then a few hours by bus (picking Stewart up and having lunch along the way) we are here in one piece.

We lost a bag on the way which we are currently tracking and whilst a few peoples stomachs where upset with the travelling, the excitement of getting everything planned has picked up spirits!

We have been made feel so welcome by the staff at the hospital, especially Rory and Denise and Alison Fletcher, who is our contact person for this trip. She has put alot of hard work into this and it has made things for us a lot easier.

So what have we done so far?? Well, we have settled into a very nice training centre at the hospitals – me, sam and suzy have landed on our feet, a room each, all with double beds and ensuites!! Haha the others are sharing rooms.

We then got a tour round the hospital – a lot bigger than we first thought and then we had a big chat about the rest of our time here!!

I think everyone was sleeping by 9pm cause there wasnt much sleep had on any of the flights, so everyone was shattered!!

This morning was an early start for 7.30am breakfast and then morning prayers which was unreal!! Great worship and a top class thought for the day about God’s love!

Now we are planning the schools work which we are doing for the next 4 days (one day being with the staff of the hospitals kids), making sure everything is organised. So i better not chat too much longer as i have disappeared to get the internet working so we could update you all with whats going on!!

Will try and micro blog on our youth twitter http://twitter.com/ballyholmeyouth and we’ll hopefully be able to update that more often than this, although, the goal is every couple of days with this blog!

right, back to work!!

things to pray for? Laura Foster’s bag, which was lost by kenya airways, Jo Courtney who is feeling a wee bit under the weather and for the team safety and a reopening of their eyes to God and the wonders of this earth!!

grace and peace


ps sorry of bad grammar and spelling, writing in a rush never allows proof reading!!


Spike said Tue, 11 Aug 2009 04:23PM
Great to hear that you've arrived safely - really excited to hear how these next few weeks go for you all. Hope the school's work is as rewarding as I remember! Many greetings to the hospital team too!
Unfortunately its sounds like u have a got to da ganda in one piece. good luck what ever u guys r doin out there most likely nothing....... strenuous ;). i love the fact that it is foster that has lost her bag and she has to wear someone else's clothes massive LOL. gillian feels sorry for the laura babe but she is really laughing deep within. life is pretty dump without u guys here, havin to think of stuff to do with out textin u to c whos coming out. ooohhh by the way i think jo's cat bacradi might have gone to a better place because craig clipped it on the first day back on his insurance. we have posted a new blog asking people 2 pray 4 jo and her cat on facebook - please comment and like :) andy stephens let us into the church 4 a laugh yesterday and there appears to be a problem with a window - it is cracked :S this is out of eggys skills to fix new one maybe required???? piece out ekisa team thing post up shortly lov u guys xxxx
ian said Tue, 11 Aug 2009 05:19PM
Great to hear all arived in one piece and almost everything intact. Sorry for Laura, but i'm sure clothes are being spread around. Good to know how you've all settled so quickly and starting work with the kids. Hope Jo recovers soon with all those Florence Nightingales in the team ! God bless for the work ahead. Thanx Adam for the birthday call !!! Love to all
Libby said Tue, 11 Aug 2009 06:05PM
Delighted that you have all arrived safely - trust Suzanne to land on her feet!! Hopefully Laura's luggage will reappear soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Charlie said Wed, 12 Aug 2009 02:40PM
Great to here that you all got there safely. This is just to let Suzy and Andy know that the Miami connection is following what is going on. What a fabulous experience for you all and keep up the good work.
AJ said Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:25PM
ummmm, i actually have no idea what the lads are on about in the comment above??? :S i can only assume that you let them know i have the keys and its a joke... haha :/ good to here that 99% of things are going well, sucks for foster but im sure the bag will arrive soon enough. try and keep on top of the blog, its good to here from you guys. enjoy your time and make the most of it cause itll fly past faster than you'd expect cya p.s. fixed the rockband drum pedal :)
Pete Waugh said Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:06AM
YO YO BALLYHOLME MASSIVE!!!!!! Give it stacks while you are out in Uganda - Forget about Bangor for the next 2 weeks - I have taken over control as some sort of dictator of love and you guys are safely on board in my regime!! haha ok enough of the random! Keep seeking Jesus about things that are going on in your life and love the kids and people you meet with all your heart. Adopt (not a child like Madonna) but an attitude that God can and will do great and awesome things through you on this trip Oh and go easy on Dave! Much love DC Peace out Amigo's Pete
tracy t said Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:56PM
Hi all So glad you have arrived safe and are enjoying yourselves. Jo & Girv - hope you are feeling much better now. Laura T make sure Nats wears her sun screen! Love to you all xxxxx
Rosie said Fri, 14 Aug 2009 08:53PM
Heyy guys. Jo and girv hope you are feeling better, i shall send you over some paraceteamol haha. Hope Laura finds her bag aswell :) x
siobhan and ken hazlett said Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:31AM
hope you are all having a great experience in UGANDA. HI SHERRY remember spray and tabs ok.Venice ok with dad yeh!money through too. all good here . love and miss you. x o
Mandy&&Jill said Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:23PM
Hi Dave hope you and your friends are having a great time in Uganda. Congrats on your results plenty of study next year!! Don't forget to take lots and lots of photos. LUL Mandy and Jill:) x x x x x x