- We can only bring 200 lbs. of luggage with us when we fly, and certain things we need or like to have are not easy to come by in Uganda.
- When we're upcountry in Uganda, we give, give, give. It's a gracious thing to be given something out of love. It helps keep us sane.
- The stuff you send often replenishes our supplies that have dwindled as a result of our giving things to others.
- Getting a package simply makes our day, every time.
For those of you who are interested in sending us a package sometime, we have compiled three lists of things we want and/or need on Amazon.com. The lists are as follows:
Amber's List: this is a list of books, CDs, and DVDs that Amber would like.
Terrill's List: this is a list of books, CDs, and DVDs that Terrill would like.
Lehman's List: No, Lehman is not a third member of our family! Lehman's is an "Amish hardware store" in Ohio that sells a lot of cool stuff that would be useful in Uganda.
Both Amazon and Lehman's can ship things to Uganda, but beware of potentially high shipping costs. An alternative is to have items shipped to you, then you put them in a Post Office flat-rate box. Our mailing address is: Terrill & Amber Schrock, SIL Uganda, PO Box 750, Entebbe, Uganda.
People are often worried that packages might get lost. That can happen. To my knowledge we didn't lose anything in our first two years. It could take a package anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to get to us. The average time it takes is about 2 months. But hey, there's nothing wrong with getting a few extra Christmas gifts in July!