The 2014 Accounting team’s mission trip to Uganda ended May 31 after 10 days.
The “Mastering the Land” conference for pastors and pastors’ wives May 22-24 was followed by a visit to the slums in Kampala, two days working with the Suubi Children’s Center in Bukeka, and finally, exploration of the landscape in Sipi Falls.
Instead of giving an account of what the team accomplished in sweeping statements, the students shared some of their reflections about the trip:
“The thing I will take most from this trip is the focus the Ugandans had on learning. In America, we take for granted our education. I am more grateful for the chance to learn and be engaged in my studies because not everyone has that chance.” -Taylor Drake, junior
“I never expected to be shown such a strong example of servant-heartedness by the people I traveled to serve. The Ugandans taught me a lot on how to serve and love like Christ.” -Sam Gunn, junior
“This trip has been impactful in many ways, including with my faith. It was such a blessing to see a country so full of faith, hope and love. I may have come to teach business, but in reality, I learned more about life, faith and business than I could have imagined.” -Hanna Kattilakoski, junior
“This trip helped me in my learning and teaching of business, as well as improving my spiritual growth. The conference gave me a chance to learn from other cultures. Hearing my team teach others gave me confidence for the days I had to go up and speak publicly. I got the opportunity to teach 40 women about various topics, which was a great experience. As for spiritual growth, it was surprising how closely everyone related to each other on our fears and worries about the trip, so being spiritually-rooted helped us all get through hard times.” -Hannah Rauckman, junior
Thank you to everyone who prayed and supported the Accounting team’s mission trip to Uganda!