Saturday, November 29, 2008


Following a visit to Africa, Winston Churchill wrote, "For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life -- bird, insect, reptile, beast -- for vast scale -- Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa."

While in Uganda I hope to experience the stunning beauty of Africa just as Churchill did. And yet I hope for so much more than just that.

I want to:
-learn to live simply
-challenge my many misconceptions
-face every fear without hesitation
-love selflessly and without reservation

I've never been outside the country before let alone traveled to a whole other continent. Yet it is unsettling how certain I feel about being there.

I leave January 8th. It cannot come soon enough.


  1. hope your travels are safe! we love you!♥have fun! send lots of pictures...!lol! love all of usssssss!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ hehe that was hailey!

  2. Hi - Glad you arrived safely as you start this wonderful and exciting new chapter in your life. I'm sure there is an ajdustment period and much to do right now - so we will check back later. Love you, Aunt Cheri & family

  3. i miss you!!!! and i left you a comment on facebook, but in case you don't get it.....i hope that you are experiencing Uganda in every way possible!
    i am praying for you, and i know God has unbelievable things planned for you!
    let me know when we can skype!

  4. Hey, I miss you so much already and I wish you were home right now but i know that this is what god has planned for you so I'll try not to miss you to much lol Have an anazing time!!!
    Love you so much

    I hope that you are safe in Africa. I hope you make lots of new friends xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    Hey jannie, I was watching football and i was so not happy because pittsburgh won against sandiego. I'm glad you got there safely i miss you soooo much xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  5. My Dearest Julianna-My daughter is in Africa!When did you grow up!! I'm so excited for you-I'm thinking about you ALOT, praying, and trusting that God is at work in you. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy..and rest in Him-your one true love. Love forever and always no matter what! Mom oooxxx

  6. Julianna:
    Your comment that you have been relying on God more than ever made me think that's why you are in Africa now. To display your faith and courage to others! You are amazing and an extremely obedient example to me - your old grandma. When I think about you even when you were home I though how much God is working in your life. I love you and miss you.
    God loves you.
    Grandma Sandy and Grandpa.

  7. hey hon,
    I guess you really don't know how much you love someone until, you can't see them anymore.I love you so much, and i just want you to know that you have inspired me, and you are my inspiration to line live to its fullest. I love and miss you so much.
    Love much always,

  8. hayy girlie, its hailey i miss you so much,so does everyones else in this tiny little house...which by the way wasnt made for 6 people..haha.....well we love you soo much u are in all of our prayors♥love hailey♥~

  9. Julianna this is your time to really see Jesus in everyone you meet and give your Love away. Remember Love & Faith go together they complete one another. I have no doubt you will serve God and and be a living expresssion of God's kindness. Stay safe and our love and prayers are with you always.
    Auntie Mary & Uncle Chuck

  10. hey,
    it's emily(aka ur favorite)haha.
    just wanted to tell you that i miss you. Life here has been cold. i love you and yes hailey is deffinatly right this house wasn't made for 6 people! love you <3.....