Week Two In Uganda

This last week was filled with many emotions. Excitement, fear, pure joy & sadness being strong contenders. Just as last weeks blog was posted it occurred to us that my dad & husband would soon leave. Where had the days gone? It was as if time flew by faster than ever before. Although their departure […]

Africa Welcomes Us!

  Dear supporters, friends, family and perfect strangers… Greetings from Uganda! It’s as if we started this incredible journey ages ago. Make no mistake, we are loving the fact that time is passing by, impora,impora (slowly by slowly). In the last week we have made new friends, discovered much of Rwanda, listened to survivors sharing their […]

JACARA +1 Travels to Africa!!

Good Morning to all of our awesome readers … Almost one year ago today I went on a solo journey to a place that intrigued all that I am, Africa.  I was in search of something, although I didn’t know what. Expectations were only a passing thought, anticipation tugged at my every move and intention […]

Africa Changed Lives!

JACARA’s visit to Africa changed lives Africa changed MY life! Greetings to all of you amazing readers that have stuck with me these last six weeks! I have to admit writing this last “Africa” blog stateside has been the most challenging. How do I sum up how gracious & changed I am in a few […]

Final Week!!…….JACARA Volunteers in Africa

JACARA Gives Back in Africa! Give Back WITH JACARA! I sit before this keyboard full of stories paired with emotion that runs deeper than I could have imagined or dreamed of. Yet, my hands lay motionless, paralyzed by time. Time that I no longer have, and the fleeting time in which I was able to […]

Week Four…….JACARA Volunteers in Africa

JACARA Gives Back in Africa! Give Back WITH JACARA! Agandi (how are you) Readers?!  Today marks less than two weeks left, and honestly I feel as if I just wrote the last blog. The weight of my departure is looming, so naturally I’m avoiding it like the plague! A sincere thank you to all that […]

Week Three…….JACARA Volunteers in Africa

JACARA Gives Back in Africa! Give Back WITH JACARA! Greetings! Esabiiti Yakashatu (the third week) of my trip has flown by with laughter and learning. Learning every moment of everyday. Each of the children are doing really well, and I am proud to report their English has improved tremendously! Some are even asking me questions in […]

Week Two…….JACARA Volunteers in Africa

JACARA Gives Back in Africa! Give Back WITH JACARA   Greetings from “The Pearl Of Africa”…Uganda, I am so happy to share my second week with all of you!  Before I begin, I would first like to start with a HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported me in this journey. It is your words that […]

JACARA Volunteers in Africia…..Week One!

JACARA Gives back to Africa! Give back WITH JACARA! Agandi (How are you?!), I can not believe it has been a little over a week since my journey began. I truly feel as if I have lived a year in someone else’s life. I thank you for your patience in receiving this, as electrical power is […]

JACARA Volunteers in Africa!

JACARA Gives back to Africa! Give back WITH JACARA! Readers! JACARA has some incredibly exciting news to report. The JA – in JACARA (Jasmine) is traveling to Africa for five weeks to volunteer in an orphanage. Ramon, Cathy & myself have always believed in giving back. This can be done in small and big ways. […]