If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ve no doubt noticed there’s a lot of Uganda stuff here. A few years ago I began writing about an organization called Loving One by One (LOBO) and the great work they’re doing in Uganda. Then, in July of 2011, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Uganda helping LOBO with their medical and other humanitarian work in the slums and villages near Kampala, Uganda.
A lot has happened since that July 2011 trip. There have been four more LOBO teams in Uganda (including one working there at this moment). Thousands of people struggling with poverty and its related physical and social problems have been helped. People suffering with malaria, HIV, and various issues related to malnutrition have received treatment. Children are going to school, and some children without families to care for them now have a home. Little by little, a few people at a time, LOBO is creating huge change.
Because I believe in the work LOBO is doing in Uganda, and because being a LOBO team member was one of the greatest (and hardest) experiences of my life, I’ve decided to return to Uganda this July and do it all over again.
My previous trip to Uganda was possible because of the generous contributions of many friends, family and blog readers. So – and there’s no pressure here, just putting out the info – if you’d like to contribute toward my work in Uganda this summer, I would welcome that.
For more information on how you can help, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll give you the info. All contributions are made to Loving One by One (not to me, because I might take your contribution and go to Maui, which isn’t even on the same side of world as Uganda). Your contributions are tax deductible, which is another reason you want to make them payable to Loving One by One.
Also – if you live in Southern California, or if you’ll be in Southern California on February 24, I will be hosting a “Uganda: The Sequel” Fundraising Concert. I’ve invited some talented musicians to come and perform that afternoon, and the location is in a beautiful place overlooking the ocean. (I’m referring to the “Pacific” Ocean, for those who don’t live in California). Actually, if you look at the top of this page, there’s a picture of a lighthouse next to the ocean. The event will be right next to that very lighthouse. There’ll probably even be coffee. So, coffee, good music, the (Pacific) ocean, and a chance to hang out and help send me to Uganda. Sounds like a great Sunday afternoon to me. If you want to come to that, contact me at the same email address I mentioned above. Or, if you’re one of my Facebook friends, you can find out about it there.
I think that’s about it. Thanks again for your support of LOBO, and your interest in my work there.