Foot in Mouth

For your amusement, more awkward conversations from my attempts to speak in Acholi. Photo above: Me with my two lovely friends and language tutors, Beatrice (left) and Nancy (right) A little convo at the market: Me: “This is my husband” Seller: “Oh, how long have you been married?” Me: “He is 5 years old” Seller:…

Maybe you shouldn’t come to church….

The Acholi use the term “going to prayer” instead of the American term “church service”, but it means the same thing. The beautiful Holy Rosary Church in Gulu Let me say, I have never seen so many people in one city attend church so much. There is a Sunday morning service, Sunday evening service, Friday…

I made peanut flour and friends

As part of my language lessons, I go and chat with the ladies at the local market in my neighborhood. It’s been quite an adventure each time and this last time was no different. One of the sellers offered to teach me how to make Binyewa (peanut flour). So I said sure and sat down.…

But I was just PRACTICING!!!

“You talked to who?!?!”, was my initial response as my house helper, Nancy, told us who she shared scripture with this past week. Franco and Beatrice The previous Friday we had started a bible study, to practice our Acholi language skills, with our “house team” (through an odd series of events we have about 4…