B L E S S I N G.

One of the best parts of Gulu is being surrounded by so many beautiful Children. This little girl's name is Blessing and her mother is a beneficiary here at Krochet Kids Uganda. I am so encouraged and inspired by how hard these women work to provide for their families and to do all they can to send their children to school.

This was a particularly busy week here at KKU. The women ended production early on Wednesday in order to fulfill a request from the guys at HQ for a shipment of friendship bracelets to go out. Krochet Kids does a lot of events and they wanted something small to be able to sell along side the beanies, scarves, hats, etc. So the group leaders were taught how to make the bracelets on Tuesday, and then they were responsible for teaching their group how to make them. 140 is a lot of ladies to teach, so I was able to step in and help some of them with the pattern. When I worked at Forest Home we made these bracelets all the time, and its funny how God uses little moment like that from your past to shed light on present situations youre in. I love when that happens.

We finished the week off with a lunch with our head mentor at KKU, Sarah. She was born in Gulu, studied social work at a university in Kampala, has worked with various organizations such as World Vision, and now leads all the mentors at KKU.  It was so rad discussing the mentorship program with her and where she sees this organizations going in the future. Which got me thinking about leadership and the roles we must step into in order to make change happen in life. And I was reminded of this quote...

"leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. This scarcity makes leadership valuable. Its uncomfortable to stand up in front of strangers. Its uncomfortable to propose an idea that might fail. Its uncomfortable to challenge the status quo. Its uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle. When your identify the discomfort you've found the place where a leader is needed."
 -Seth Godin, Tribes : we need you to lead us

oooo good stuff!

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