fredag, oktober 27, 2006


So far, so Good

Picture from Amsterdam Airpot

I have no been in Uganda for 15 days, and I like it here. These week we also have started to organising the work we are going to do here, and we have also been visiting the university a couple of times, and have meet some of the people we are going to work together with, so that is good. The last days it has been raining a lot, and the temperature has gotten a little bit down, but for me, it had made it easier so sleep at night, but people tell me all the time, just wait, it will get warmer. And for me it is warm enough now :p

I have also gotten to do a lot of reading, both books from Hald and other books. It is good to have something to read while you are waiting, or some music to listen to. I have written two book reports, just one left before Christmas, but I also have to start writing the paper I have to do, before Christmas we have to write something about culture. The paper is not so big, and I have some ideas abut what I shall write about, and how to collect the information. So my plan is to be finished before the end of November.

onsdag, oktober 18, 2006

Day off

Today we have the day off from the office, so me and Per is in the town and sitting on a internett cafe.. So I will write a littlebit more on my blogg. I hope that the next time I also can put out a picture or two.

Yesterday we was told that me and Per is in fact going to work together after all, so that is good. We are going to work at university called MOBS. On monday we was on that school, and attended a meeting with the care group leaders. I look forward to start go their, think we will start next week. We are going to have a meeting on Sunday, where we are going to find out how ofte we shall work at the office and how often we shall work at MOBS.
We started yesterday to do some work in the FOCUS office, it felt good to do something:P

mandag, oktober 16, 2006

In Uganda

it’s now Sunday, we have been in Uganda and Kampala since Tuesday. It has been some good days, little bit ups and downs, but I am looking forward to start to work it the universities, which we will do in some days. My first impression of Uganda is very good; especially the people are very friendly and warm. I feel so welcome every where I go. Of course there is also some thing to get used to, like the food, the power situation (it is never easy to say when we have power or not), the climate, and also this “African time”. But the will come with time, so I am not worried about that. There are also many internet cafes to use, but we have not had any chances yes, so now I am using the internet in the office of Focus. I think also that the speed of the internet is mostly slower here, so I am not sure about who it will be to put out so many pictures. They have advertise poster of broadband, so I hope I can find a internet café with higher speed (maybe also at the universities)The first days we stayed at a guest house just outside the city of Kampala, it was a very nice place. On Friday we moved to Sam`s house, the girls is going to move to their host family today, me and Per is going to stay here the first month, before we move to live together with a STAM Worker. Aina and Ingrid is going to work at Makerere University here in Kampala, around 30 000 students go there. Per is going to work at Mobs, a university just outside Kampala. I am going to work at a University just outside Entebbe, around 1 hour from Kampala, but there is a chance I will move to a closer one, since it could be a lot travelling each days, because of there is a lot traffic jams, it could easily take over 1 ½ hour every way. So it will be exiting to see.Our nearest neighbour now is a “Mosque”, and they have prayers several times true the day, with one of the speakers is directly up to Sam’s house. The last prayer is finished at 10pm. the first starts a little bit over, and since I weak up easily I think I have to try go to bed before I usually do:P to day (Sunday) luckily it was no service at the morning, but I woke up at and just lie in my bed and waited for them to start, but I think I got an hour sleep, before I went out bed.On Saturdays we are going to work at a school for children up to 20 years, but mostly younger than 15. This is children from the slum, that Focus gives the chance to an extra day of school. Here they learn: English, life skills, health and bible studies. They also get some meals true the day. Of course there is time to play and have fun also. This day we just were there to observe, to talk to the kids and the staff. But in the future we are also going to try to teach a little bit, that will be a fun challenge, especially with my handwriting on the blackboard: P At the evening Sam had invited some of his families and friends to dinner, this was a good end to a good day. The food good and the people were nice. So when the power did go off for the second time (but it did no destroy the good mood), we just decided to go to bed, after a shower. I think I was finished showering, writing on my laptop, reading, listening to music and praying before the clock was more than 22.30. And I think I was sleeping before eleven. So I think this is a new record for a Saturday :PToday we to a Kampala Pentecostal Church, I think there were around 1500 people for this service, and they have 4 services on Sundays. And four other smaller churches around the city. It’s was a nice service, and next week they are going to have KPC festival of hope, there Brian and Bobbie Houston from Hillsong will attend (and more). They are going to have most of this festival outside (from Thursday to Sunday). They hope that around 15 000 people will attend the big outdoors Sunday meeting.I hope that I will have the chance to update my blog at least one time a week and that I also can put some picture out.Hope all of you people reading this are in good mood and have a good health

mandag, oktober 09, 2006

Last days at home

I have had some good days at home these weekend, I have gotten to meet many friends and family members, so I think I am ready to go to Uganda now, just have to pack first, but it is over 9 hours to the plane lives still. I think wil write some words about this weekend, and post som picture, while I am waiting for the Grandiosa to be finished ;)

On Friday after I came home, my mother has invited my, Grandma, uncles, aunts and cousins to supper. This was very fun, because for me family is very important, and I like it when we are together, it is always fun:) I will realy miss them all.. The same evening I was on a little trip to my local church, where there was a youth evening, where people could come and have fun, it was nice to see people again.

On Saturday I were on a little trip to Ålesund to buy the last thing before I go. My and Per went togethere, and we meet: Stine, Marte, Ragnhild and Chrstina. 6 of the 7 Sunnmøringa from Hald:P In the evening it was to watch a football match and be social..

On Sunday it was time for the last fotballmatch for my team for these season, we lost 4-3 againg HaNo, but it was nice to have a last time together withe my team mates, and if was fun to play a little..
At the evening me and 9 of my friends had a bibelgroup, this was good to have before I go to Uganda, and I special when we prayed for every time, one at each time, was a good ting to take with me to a new countrie...

I think I should go and do something useful now, and I promise to be better updating my blog in the futere;)

Here is some picture from the fotballmatch and biblegroup;


I have not been so good at writing my blog this last month at Hald, I will try to be much better when I am in Kampala.
It`s now less then 10 Hours before I will take the plane to Oslo, and tomorrow we will go from Oslo to Amsterdam, and then to Kampala!!

What can I write about the last month? It has been a very good month, I have had a very good time, I have learned much, and gotten many good friends. We have had a very good fellowship, so all you people from Hald reading this... Thank u and good luck in your practis place:)

This is Per and a fire truck, for a week or two, there was some days (and nights) that there where a problem with the firealarm, and it started many times. The worst was when it started 3 times in a night, so it was little sleep that night:P But at last they found out what the error was, it was bugs in the sensor:P

The two days of september, Fokus and Team Nettverk went to Kristiansand to take part of the Global Leadership Summit. This was a interesting, and I good many good ideas. If you wany to know more about these, you can read here

There is much I should have write about this last month, but now I am not sure what:P so i will end this post with some picture from the farwell party