Monday, July 28, 2008
Our five kids! In order of age from left to right: 10, 9,9,9. and 5 :-)
Always fun to be burried in the sand!
I had our three 9 year olds pose for a picture together.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Beniam lost his two bottom teeth on the same night. He really lost one, as it went down the drain. He came thru the house and asked if he could call my brother Tony. He calls him Choney. He said to him: "Choney this is me Beniam, I lost two toothez in row." He ended the conversation with: "Bye Bye baby two run shot. " Can't get baseball off his mind.
Today is the district championship of the 9 year old all stars. (Noah is on the team). As soon as it is over we take off for an extended family vacation in Florida. Woo HOO!
Next pictures will be from the beach!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Uganda's Children Work on Dangerous Rock Pile
Uganda's children: At age 4, working the dangerous rock pile for meager earnings
By KATY POWNALL Associated Press WriterKAMPALA, Uganda June 1, 2008 (AP)
The Associated Press
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Stephen Batte works in a quarry under the blazing sun, chipping rocks into gravel with a homemade hammer. It's tiring, boring and dangerous.
Stephen Bati, 10 years old, who lost his mother in the quarry in January when she was buried by a mud slide, breaks rocks in the Acholi Quarters, a slum located in Kireka, Kampala Uganda Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/ Vanessa Vick)(AP)
Stephen is 9 years old, and has been on the rock pile since he was 4.
"Life has always been hard here," he whispers, carefully positioning a sharp rock before striking it with well-practiced accuracy. "But since my mother died, things have been much harder."
His mother, the woman who taught him to smash rocks when he was a toddler, was killed here in a landslide in August.
His T-shirt torn and his feet bare, Stephen is one of hundreds of people who work in the quarry on the outskirts of Uganda's capital, Kampala. Their shabby figures sit hunched over their heaps of gravel. The chink of metal against stone bounces off the rock faces.
Some things to think about:
Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required... — Luke 12:48b
History will judge us on how we respond to the AIDS emergency in Africa....whether we stood around with watering cans and watched while a whole continent burst into flames....or not. -- Bono