Turning Points: Right Honourable Speaker of Parliament – S.O.U.L.’s Guest of Honour

Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see. ~Carl Jung Our Guest of Honour for our 9th Bi-Annual General Meeting was the Right Honourable Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kagada. For those not familiar with the Parliament system, the Speaker is third to the President and Kadaga is the first female […]

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September trip to Sipi Falls

A bit late, but wanted to share my beautiful and relaxing trip to Sipi Falls consisting of three separate falls as high as 80 meters. It was my first time to spend quality time with Lyn and Kisule (Lyn’s son she is adopting). It was amazing to get back into nature and see more of […]

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Published in Elephant Journal!

Published in Elephant Journal!

The Colorado Rains must have traveled this way…last night on my walk home I only made it half way when the torrential down pour began. I took refuge at Mama Mesange’s, one of my favorite families (in profile pic).

They insisted I stay the night; they gave me a hot bath and I ate dinner with them as we conversed in the local language. Their one year old fell happily asleep in my arms. It felt a lot like home.

I let go of all the things I ‘needed’ to get done and just enjoyed each passing moment. At the end of the night, Mama Mesange pulled her mattress next to mine and said she wanted to sleep next to me, her ability to be a mother never ending.

Living in an African village can certainly have its challenges but I’m nearly a year in and the amount of gratitude I have for this experience grows by the day.

THEN…I woke up to find that an article of mine had been published in Elephant Journal (a Boulder based e-magizine).

See link and if you like, please pass it on!

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/wanderlust-of-the-soul-steph-sanders/

What an amazing week it has been! xo

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Richard’s University Graduation

A picture is worth a thousand words, Richard’s story is one of triumph, one that words and photos can only begin to encapsulate. There are times, days and even seconds of your life that you never forget. Last Friday, when Richard accepted his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Busoga University in Iganga, is one of […]

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Sponsorship Coincidence

Today a friend and fellow S.O.U.L. volunteer camp to the Shack to meet and spend some time with the student she has been sponsoring for over a year, Benard. This is always amazing to witness, as it is rare for a student to be able to meet the person who is paying half of their […]

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Lazy Saturday…Pensively Passes

Net Worth: Dowries This morning I was sweeping and moping my house, a new weekend ritual, when the workers from BEL came around to continue work on the power lines. These boys have been working diligently on installing the power so many of them have become familiar faces. Some even know Buja by name. This […]

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