2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Maya Boustany

You always want what you don’t have.   I remember walking into one of the classrooms when the children were studying and the question written on the board read,  “Do you need money to be happy?” Some of the children said, yes, while others said, no. What caught me off guard the most was the reasoning behind why some of the kids said yes. One…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Tim Richards

My trip this summer with One Heart Uganda was special on many levels.  I will have life-long memories of our wonderful team, the amazing priests and most of all, the amazingly humble, gracious and joyous children that we support. The experience was also very special because my oldest of two daughters, Sydney, who is starting…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Kelly Shea

This summer I was fortunate enough to experience one of my lifelong goals. I had the privilege of traveling with a wonderful group of people to Uganda. We visited our sister school, Saint Andrew in Uganda and our scholarship recipients. It was better than I could have imagined. The Ugandan people from the community where…

2018 Trip Perspective: Stephanie Lippian

On July 9th a text was sent that said, “Hey Mom and Dad! I just met your grandson.” Despite the time difference, a response was quickly received, “You have some explaining to do…”  This exchange with my parents made me laugh and is only one of the many memorable things about that particular Monday. For the past…

2018 Trip Perspective: Marie Wojdelski

My trip with the One Heart Uganda organization was such a remarkable experience that I will keep close to my heart.  As a teacher, I am always looking for different opportunities to learn and traveling to Uganda taught me many important lessons. I learned how warm and welcoming people can be to complete strangers.  From…

2018 Trip Perspective: Paula Thivierge

About a year ago I started to look for a company that would make durable shoes to bring with us to Uganda. That’s when I found The Shoe That Grows. The shoes are strong, cost effective and can be extended to allow for growth of up to five years. My hope was that each sponsor family could purchase a…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Ellie Arndt

Another successful trip in the books! It was amazing to be able to visit Uganda for a second time, and this year, with a whole new group of people. Because I was at college for many of the initial trip meetings, I met the group only a few weeks before we began our journey, but…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Ivette Cebrero

Uganda is filled with beautiful people and amazing scenery that will always have a special place in my heart. From the moment our group landed I knew it would be a trip we’d never forget. Everyone was so welcoming as we arrived at the beautiful Bethany House before continuing our journey throughout central Uganda. Once…