T.I.A – This is Africa!

TIA.  This is Africa.
(Sorry for yet another TIA blog from a Africa team.)


This is a phrase that each team learns and lives while on the field in Africa. Things here are just not the same as in America. Our girls have compiled a list of the TIA moments that they have already had in Uganda in the last 6 days.
The team had done a great job jumping in and doing ministry. They have made their leaders proud. They are a group of ladies that live out “Power in Love”. The Lord has used them already and has so much more for them to come. Freedom is being experienced. Love is felt. Hope is known. Healing has come. The ladies walk in boldness nad power each day. Families and friends should be proud of each of them. They don’t let fear hold them back. They are here and listening to the Lord.


  • 100 Kids wait outside our house in the morning when we wake and are there at night too when we return from ministry.
  • Mosquito nets have fulfilled our desire for canopy beds. Some may continue to use in America.
  • Spit Cup.
  • Food options. (all of us (not quite all) have become vegetarians)
  • We really miss our toilets.
  • Roasted Maize is our popcorn.
  • We don’t know if we have tanlines or just dirt.
  • The only shower we have taken has been an African friend (Faith) washing our hair.
  • Nightly Ritual= cleansing ourselves with baby wipes.
  • Muffin Joke.
  • Molly killed a chicken.
  • Josie has befriended a 2 year old.
  • We are always referred to as Muzungoos
  • Everytime we walk through the town it is a parade.
  • We awalk bhy cows on the street- NBD (no dig deal)
  • We have rediscovered all of our chilhood sing-alongs.
  • We have descovered that we have no sence of rythem.
  • Being an hour late for church was ok because the Pastor was with us.
  • Tea and fruit at 7 pm, Dinner/midnight snack at 10pm.
  • Everyone has been called fat.
  • Everyone stops what they are doing to pull up a seat for you and talk with you.
  • We have nap time.
  • The hole in the ozone layer is above Africa= sunburn.
  • Our closet has become nails on the wall.
  • We pee on cockroaches.
  • We have seen more stars than we ever have before.
  • We have killer parties.
  • We all spean African english even to each other.
  • It would be much easier to sl;eep if we had some WD40.
  • Fat Isaac and skinny Isaac.
  • Flea bites are the new black.
  • We cant end a day without debriefing.
  • Wwe are all going to miss worshiping e very night together.
  • We are inspired to return to America and keep helping those in this City.
  • We are discovering the pwer of prayer,
  • We miss our pants.
  • We have known each other for 11 days and we feel like family.
  • Breastfeeding- NBD
  • Bugspray is our perfume and it still does not work.
  • Sarah has been peed on three times.

As you can see we have had a full 6 days and are excited about the rest of them that are to come.
Thank you for all of your support and prayers. Please keep praying for us. Pray that those of Bugiri will know our Love as Christ’s. Pray that we will keep fighting and spreading the hope that is Christ.
Until Next time.
Nate, Kasandra, and Becca
List compiled by the girls and does not apply to everyone all the time. But do involve real life moments.

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