Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Such an exciting time

What's up? What's up?

So yeah, my life right now is running on pure excitement of a movement finally gaining momentum and becoming more and more real to me! I just received an email with a contact directly in Uganda and from what I hear this man is quite the man and leader. Right now part of the plan is to work with him to rebuild the local church field and support the soccer teams which play there. Depending on the funding which we can get we may also try to help with HIV education. I'm also trying to make it to Uganda this summer.


With Love,

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Big Time Moves.

Hello once again.

So I am going to try to update this very often and use this to organize my thoughts since it seems things are actually starting to all flow together :). The past few days I have been speaking to an individual who has built sport fields in Uganda before. He has been especially helpful and is even offering to help me out with finding locations and getting in contact with individuals who are in trustworthy positions over there. Also, I had lunch today with a former professional soccer player who is now in the seminary. We got together and just spoke about the overall idea of the project and what we really want out of it and why. I really appreciated this meeting and it really made me think about the project and what I want to make it. It became evident that much of the money for this is going to come down to our own hard earned donations.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So tonight I am on rounds, bored out of my mind, and overall bored with life right now. I think I have come to the conclusion that I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with life, but what I do know for sure is that I want to see the world and experience the different cultures. I think I have also come to the conclusion tonight that I want to take a year off and do whatever makes it onto the "Bucketlist". Maybe I'll take a few months, get a job, and raise some funds for my trip. Even though I really want this trip for myself, I also want to do some sort of service along the way. Maybe I could make my way to Africa and help the kids I have such a strong affinity towards, but never had the chance to meet. This could be my chance.
Also, my friend Tricia gave me the idea tonight of keeping a journal of the places that I see and the experiences I encounter. Then I started to think, how many individuals are in the same exact position as me: they have no idea what to do with their life or they never got the chance to see the world. That started to spark the idea of possibly turning the journal into a book; allow the reader to experience the world through me. Hmmmm. Maybe a picture every day of the trip with the story of what we did that day, recreating the trip exactly.
Maybe I could start talking to newspapers or websites to see if they would carry my blog and publicize it?

Let's Make It Happen.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Moving Forward

Hey everyone,

So in the past few days I have got a few new contact from friends, John and Nicole to be specific. I have gotten in contact with a guy who has already built sports fields in Uganda and he offered to help me out and talk to me whenever he gets back from Uganda. Also, I have gotten a contact for the Schools4Schools representative from Invisible Children and I am trying to get a contact at a school in Uganda so that the deed to the land can be under their name and we can make sure to find suitable land for the field. I'm getting excited :). I need to get to Uganda....

Jeff :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trip to Africa?

So for the past week or so I have avoided studying at all costs and instead began to look into service trips and opportunities to go abroad. So I've been talking to people here and a few of us are legit considering making contacts and making our own trip to Kenya or Uganda. Right now we have had a couple thoughts about where to go and what to do. A recent thought by my buddy Will was to bring some joy to the kid's lives at displaced camps. Possibly raising money and getting sponsorships to help build a, as Will puts it, "football pitch". I like it, its different and a gift which can bring the kids a way to leave everything behind and clear their minds a little bitch each day and create a tight knit community. So right now I am emailing people I know, trying to see if anyone knows anyone with an MLS contact or some other sort of contact and go from there. If you guys have any ideas please post them as a comment, we're open to everything!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009


So Invisible Children just came last night to campus and showed the video of Sunday who is a displaced boy in Uganda. I was really happy with the turnout of the showing, we're thinking about 115-125 people showed up :) i was really excited. Also, I met some awesome people like always with invisible children and like always i want to drop out of school right now and join the roadie team, or leave the country and set up camp in some third world country and do some good work there. I'm up for just about anything tonight and would honestly look into flying away tomorrow morning if the opportunity presented itself..... just need to post something tonight, a nice way to let it all out....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Hey Everyone!

Sorry, I have been super busy these past few weeks. But it is now November, scary, I know! But my next little research for my non profit is going to be reading about Pol Pot and see if there is a way we can help be a direct influence and try to help cure some of the problems which he had created in Cambodia. Also, I am taking advice on what to do with my life so if you have any ideas let me know!
Also, if anyone has any contacts in Cambodia could you please let me know?