December 13

John and Dayna in Uganda – Some final thoughts

Recently an extraordinary event happened – a hybrid solar eclipse occurred where the dark disc of the moon completely blocked the bright light of the sun. A town here in Uganda was earmarked by experts as the best place to witness this amazing phenomenon. The last time this type of eclipse was visible was 547 years ago, and the next one is not projected to take place until 2114, making this an extremely rare, once in a lifetime event to see.

Participating in the PULSE program was also an extremely rare, once in a lifetime event for us – one that we will never forget.

How quickly the time has gone by! The experience has been beyond memorable. New friends have been made, lessons have been learned, skills have been honed as well as tested, and feelings of accomplishment abound.

We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet the kind people at Marie Stopes Uganda, the dedicated staff and cute-as-could-be kids at the school where Dayna volunteered, and the many, many fantastic individuals who we interacted with in this remarkable country.

Thank you GSK for allowing us to contribute our time to these worthy endeavors. We are forever changed for the better, and are grateful for the incredible gifts we have been given.