Archive by Tag | blessings

Saying Good-byes

For those of you who try to keep up with us via this website…we apologize!!! We have been absolutely silent for basically a year. Many of you we had the privilege of spending time with during that year — we were so grateful for all of those opportunities! Now we’ll try to post a few […]

Debriefing and Briefing

This past week we were able to get some much desired time alone so that we could have a day of quiet debriefing about the last few years. We were able to leave Malachi and Eva with their Nana (lots of fun time for them, especially since their cousin was also there!)  We are blessed by all […]


A week and a half after our family left, we welcomed another guest to camp from our church in Wisconsin. Hannah is finishing her senior year in high school (homeschooling for the first time ever!) and has a desire to be involved in missions. She came on a team last summer and we immediately liked […]

Family Visit!

The timing of Syd’s Dad and my sister, Melissa, arriving in Uganda could not have been better. They flew in on a Friday night, and Heidi was born Saturday around noon! What a huge blessing to have them with us for the first 3 weeks of her life.   We all crammed in to our […]

Heidi Kirabo Sparks

We are excited to announce the birth of Heidi Kirabo Sparks.  She was born Saturday September 6th at 11:56am in Kampala Uganda, weighing 3kg or 6lbs 12oz and measuring 19 inches long.  Heidi means noble or kind and Kirabo is a Luganda word/name meaning “gift”.  Kirabo is pronounced kee-rah–boh or as they pronounce it locally chee-lah-boh. […]