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Uganda, through Carlos’ eyes (and music)

One of the great joys of the first four days of the trip was hanging out with the other bloggers who were there to visit Uganda. They were, to a person, extraordinary. Here are two of them – Carlos and Heather Whittaker. This is a video Carlos did of part of our second day trip out into the countryside. Enjoy.One word of caution – Carlos, who appeared on LA Ink, gives a couple extreme close-ups of his mouth in the first seconds during our bumpy bus ride. It works if you know and love him and it works if you just know him and are coming to love him.Just in case you want to sponsor a child – click here.

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Katie B.

posted February 19, 2008 at 12:45 pm

[wiping away a tear]
the woman praying for YOU instead of wanting prayers for herself.
good stuff. good, humbling stuff.

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posted February 19, 2008 at 5:07 pm

My prayer is that the leaders in Africa,and the Europeans who has all the wealth in Africa,to release some of the wealth to create jobs for the people of Africa. We are not sure that the relief from abroad is gettiny to the needy. Thanks for sharing all this information. I hope those who are in power in africa will think about the people ,rather than their full coffers.

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Linda Sue

posted February 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Thank you David – Los just rocked me there – I feel badly I don’t write more to our sponsored boys in Bangladesh – oh Lord please let more people understand the enormous blessing of being an instrument for good in a world that longs to see YOU.
BTW – Carlos mouth upclose is not such a bad thing – what comes out of it – anointed!

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posted February 21, 2008 at 12:06 am

I went to Uganda in 2005. One of the many things that is needed in Uganda is light/electricity or solar power units. Most places have no power sources for taking care of patients at night. Remember at the equator, day and night are the same year round. Two sources are Solar lights for Africa in Virginia and a solar flashlight organization that was written up in the New York times about a year ago. Uganda is a beautiful place with great potential and many problems. Another thing I would suggest is sponsoring a high school student. The government provides education through 8th grade, but high school must be paid for. Many Islamic schools are opening to provide education to students. WE should counter that. I agree with your other suggestions for helping Africa. I hope to go again.

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