Saturday, November 21, 2009

African Faces

Well, I think I have come to the end of my Africa posts.....maybe. I know that you are heaving a big sigh of relief with this after wondering, "Egads, how long can the woman go on about a trip to Africa? Thank goodness she isn't making us look at a slide show!" A long time evidently. Believe me, you think these posts have gone on forever then you might not want to read my notes from the trip. The Word doc stretches on for 20+ pages, single spaced with small margins. I am a wordy woman as if you hadn't figured that out already.

So without further "ado" here are some of my favorite pictures of faces from our trip.

The Engaged One's foster siblings Andrew and Patience. I probably should tell you that all school age children in Uganda have their heads shaved. Hard to tell boys from girls sometimes.

If you have a camera and you are a Muzungu (white person, literal translation) then you draw a crowd of children. It starts out with one and grows, sometimes exponentially.

The Engaged One and her foster mom, Vennah

School kids in Nyahuka, close to the Congo border.

This little fellow followed us into the dining room where we were having "brunch", and I use that term very loosely to describe what we were served. There were eggs involved but that is a close to brunch food as we got.

These women are all dealing with HIV or AIDS. They are so beautiful

The maze seller in Nyahuka. You think, "Ohhhh, corn on the grill! Excellent". Ummmm, not too excellent to my westernized taste where this is really what I would term field corn. It is an acquired taste and I haven't acquired it.

This is the mother of one of our World Vision children. I loved her fast, so solemn when I took her picture but just moments before she was all smiles as she gave me a gigantic hug and kiss and told me something in Kinyarwandan.

Well, I think that is all for the moment at least from our African adventure. We have some other travel that is coming up in the months to come so you never know what pictures will show up.


  1. Hi Debbie! Love the photos in this post- Magical! I enjoyed your insightful captions as well; I'll have to dig through your archives and read some more! :D

    Also wanted to let you know that you won the Barnes & Noble gift card from my birthday giveaway! Please pop by my blog for my e-mail address (it's in the top right hand corner) and send me your {real} address so I can get that gift card in the mail to you! Congrats!

  2. OH.MY.GOSH!!! I never win anything!! I am so excited.

    And thank you for the kind words about the pictures. I really should have said that first

  3. Debbie, those photographs are completely fantastic! They've got me rivited to my computer screen. The beauty and honesty in each picture is breathtaking. I love the one of you amongst all the children. And the one of the woman taken from her back with her head slightly turned. Just gorgeous. I love what you captured and how you captured it.

  4. All truly, beautiful faces. I will miss your Africa posts. Thank you so much for sharing your visit with us. I hope I can visit there someday. More so now, then ever.

    Be well! ~Andrea~


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