Day 11

Hey Everyone!

Today’s been a pretty iffy day for me so far, and I’d like to ask for your continued prayers. This morning around 5 am, one of the girls in the USP program was walking to campus from her homestay and was mugged. From what I’ve been told, apparently two guys came up to her, beat her and tried to rape her. She managed to get away with a few cuts and bruises and minus her backpack which had her laptop, cell phone, iPod, etc. She’s one of the strongest girls I’ve ever met and she seems to be doing fine, but my guess is, she’s still very shaken up.

I’d like to ask for your prayers for her and her family because they must be worried sick. I know if I had been in her place, I’d probably be on the first flight back home. I’d also like to be incredibly selfish, and ask you to pray for me (and the rest of the USPers, for that matter). The program heads have told us that we’re incredibly safe, and nothing like this has ever happened before, but I have yet to feel comfortable and safe here. We’re young, American girls. We’re perceived to be rich, and clearly we’re an easy and obvious target being the only white people in pretty much the entirety of Uganda.

Anyway, sorry to bum you all out, I just had to vent. I appreciate all of you who are continuing to be patient with my limited access to technology, and appreciate even more your prayers and messages. Each little comment I get from you makes my day, and it makes the adjustment here a lot easier knowing that I have such a fantastic support system at home to fall back on.

Love you all so much! And, hopefully, internet and God willing, I’ll be able to put some cheerier pictures up here to accompany my depressing update.

p.s. Everyone better be watching the Inauguration for me tonight!


  1. Hunny I'm praying every night!. Please keep your self safe because you mean so much to me. I know it's hard and I know I might not be able to take my own advice (cause you're much stronger than me). But, don't let the evil scare you away from something that has been your dream for so long. If you're meant to be there God, is there too, and he's there to keep you safe. I know this must be hard for you so....just to put a smile on your face I'll watch the President get sworn in tonight...:) Only for you!
    p.s. I love you soooooo much!!!
    p.s.s. That miley cyrus song came on the other day...that one you loved last year :)

  2. Good afternoon Kaity,
    I am so sorry for your friend. What a scary thing for you and all of the girls to see and go through. I pray for you everyday! God will keep you safe and sound, because so many people are praying for you.

    Remember the sensitive parts of the body...the groin..you grab on to them and you squeeze just as hard as you can, twist and turn those little cowardly things they call balls!!!They will let go in a hurry. Go for the eyes with anything sharp you have, go for the adams apple with your fist, hand, elbow, kick there shins. Then run like hell shouting "Fire, Fire!!!" Let these cowards know who is in charge and you let them know that yes "I am an American Woman and I will kick your @ss!!" Don't mess with us Amercians!!

    I know that this will be a good and positive experience for you one that you will never forget and will appreciate that God gave you this chance to go on this adventure. I will pray for your mom too. I know just how she feel how anxious she must feel.

    God Bless and In God We Trust