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Jennings Wright
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Author, wife, mom, frequent traveler, ocean lover, Floridian at heart
Author, wife, mom, frequent traveler, ocean lover, Floridian at heart

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We moved in Jan, and I can finally have a garden again (last house had the space, but not the sunlight). I have put out 5 30' rows, all seeds; will be adding one more next week; and have a bunch of containers for onions, potatoes, and some more tomatoes. I grew up in a farming family and had a large urban garden 15 years ago, so this is ambitious but doable for me. We're hoping to add chickens either later this year or next spring. I'd have goats, too, but my hubby isn't too excited about that (yet!). We're also looking at barrel raising tilapia. I think it's really important to strive for self-sufficiency these days, not just for the cost but also in case the world goes to hell in a hand basket! 

I've been off G+ for awhile between travel, surgery and an illness. Trying to get fundraising stuff for 2014 in place, secure a guest house in Andros for our monthly teams, and get ready to move! (Not to mention my "day job" of writing.) Hopfeully I'll get back more before the YE!

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Our Luganda Bible is finally done! If you know anyone who is going (or is in) central Uganda where Luganda is a prevalent language, we're selling them at our cost ($7) plus shipping. The Bible (New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs) is in modern day Luganda, similar to our NIV, and a huge improvement over the current Luganda Bible which was not well done. Please pass this on!
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I was so sad to have to return to the US early, but my son has been carrying on in Uganda this week. He visited the Arise Africa babies home Tues and Wed, and this photo is of him with 2 of our sponsored kids, Marvin and Matthew. Marvin, on the left, is over twice as old as Matthew, but he was very malnourished when he came to the babies home and has struggled with developmental delays and illness. He's doing really well, though! Matthew was found in a trash can as a newborn; we were there that day. He only weighed about 5 lb.
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On the last day down in in Namuwongo, we visited with 4 ladies. One of them was Nulu, our first grant recipient. She has since received 3 more, and always grows her business. She has actually turned the daily running of the business over to her husband and is now digging ditches! Talk about bright and with endless energy. We also were able to leave money for Laula, a 5 mos old baby of one of our ladies, to have surgery for her club foot in Entebbe, plus transport and food expenses. My son pitched in for the latter. (Proud of that young man!) I had to edit the exposure of the pic to see the foot through the shadow - happy, adorable baby!
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Been spending my time this week in Namuwongo visiting our ladies. This lady, Doreen, is Acholi. She is one of our oldest friends in UG, and I visit her every time I'm here.
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I'm in Uganda! I've been visiting our ladies in the slums this week. They're doing so well - it's really exciting. Here's a picture of Rose, a lady we were able to help with some small capital today. She had to move house on Sunday because her old one was flooding with filthy water and making everyone sick. That took the money she had to buy maize for roasting. She was very happy!
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Great interview today with bestselling fantasy author Leeland Artra. I love his Golden Threads series!
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