Uganda, June 7th -July 17th, 2017; Intern Update 3

Orphan's HeartInternship Update, Uganda

Written by: Valerie F. We’ve been teaching at the school now for about three weeks and I can’t believe we only have two more weeks left! Through our time spent in the classroom, I’ve learned many valuable lessons about how to be a better teacher. For example, I’ve learned how to communicate better with students. There is a bit of … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd- July 1st, 2017; Internship Update 12

Orphan's HeartInternship Update, Latvia

We bring the children into a safe place for a week—a place where they can be children playing and goofing off. We provide them an escape. The most common lament from the leaders here is “If we just had more time. If we had another week with Lelde maybe we could get her to say one more word.” The fact … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd- July 1st, 2017; Internship Update 10

Deanna BerkesInternship Update, Latvia

Written by: Jeanette P. This week’s summer camp can only be described with one word: heart-wrenching. These have been the neediest kids we have had so far. Many of them do not even have proper clothing. One of the problems we’ve faced this week is the kids having gastro issues. We have breakfast, lunch, and snack at camp. We have … Read More

Uganda, June 7th -July 17th, 2017; Intern Update 2

Deanna BerkesInternship Update, Uganda

Written by: Megan C. We have officially finished our first week at school!  It was so wonderful getting to encounter everyday life with the children that we are getting closer to with each passing day.  We have been able to touch the lives of students in grades 1, 2,3,  4, and 5.  As an education major at the University of … Read More

Uganda, June 7th -July 17th, 2017; Intern Update 1

Orphan's HeartInternship Update, Uganda

We’ve been in a time of transition this week. On Saturday morning, the short-term mission team left to go back home. Now it’s just us four interns here. It was really difficult at first; we all had a nice long cry once the team departed on their journey. However, after we wiped our tears and sang a few songs, an … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd- July 1st, 2017; Intern Update 8

Orphan's HeartInternship Update, Latvia

Written by: Jeanette P. It is week three of summer camp in Latvia! We know that we will have new campers every week and bag every week is going to be different- with its own challenges. This week has definitely lived up to that and it is only Tuesday! As a new group of children walked in yesterday (Monday) morning, … Read More