The community is invited to experience southwestern Uganda through the eyes of eight travelers who spent eight days in the country on a mission trip this past summer. 

The trip was organized and led by Building Hope in Kids – Uganda (BHIK-U), which has built a primary boarding school in southwestern Uganda.  The travelers visited the school, which opened in February 2019, and took part in the official School Dedication ceremonies. They had an opportunity to visit with the students, Pre-K through sixth grade, many of whom are sponsored by Central Illinois families. 

The travelers also visited several noteworthy national sites and took an excursion through Queen Elizabeth National Park to see the wild animals that inhabit it. Their "tour guide" in Uganda was Rev. Julius Turyatoranwa, PhD, the school's founder, and a native of Uganda. The travelers would have loved to visit Uganda and its people even longer; additional trips will be planned in future years.

BHIK-U is planning an interactive presentation about the trip, complete with video and photographs, on Thursday, December 5 at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall, 1020 S. First Ave. in Morton. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m.; the presentation will be 7 – 8:15 p.m. All are welcome.