Photos from Center Day in Uganda


The school year goes from February to December in Uganda, and classes run through the summer. Children will attend "summer" camp in December, when their break begins. 

But meanwhile, the summer months are packed with visiting Venture teams, and plenty of excuses for fun. One of our traditions in Uganda is to hold "Center Day," a day of performances, games, and learning that the whole community is invited to enjoy. 

A recent Venture team from Compass Christian Church in Dallas, Texas, was there to join in the fun of Center Day this year. Here are some of the best photos:

                Parents, siblings, and friends all came to see the COTN students sing, dance, act, and play games.

                                           One class wore ribbons to make the occasion more festive.

                                                  An exciting game of musical chairs, performed for an audience.

                                                 When you don't have a hula-hoop, a bicycle tire will do!

 Students performed a play about personal hygiene. The moral was clear and to the point: the young man who didn't practice good hygiene ended up dead. 

                                                  Venture participants got in on the sack race action.

                                                                           Tough competition.

                                                   Venture participants helped out by painting faces. 

                                                                   It was a wonderful day!


KANSAS CITY -- Kauffman Stadium might not be considered the most home run-friendly ballpark in baseball,blue mookie betts authentic jersers but even on a chilly Thursday afternoon, the White Sox defied that logic by matching a Major League Opening Day record with six home runs in cruising to a 14-7 victory over the Royals.wholesale baseball jersers

The White Sox actually fell behind in the first inning when Kansas City scored four times off starter James Shields, before Chicago rallied back with 14 straight runs.tampa bay rays jersers

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"Just in general, I thought it was a nice start in terms of coming back," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "colorado rockies jersers We fell behind early. That seemed to matter not to any of the players in there.atlanta braves jersers

"They were just going to try to chip away and they obviously did, and it was just a good day all the way around. We had some big moments for some individuals out there and as a team."los angeles dodgers jersers

The biggest individual moment came from Matt Davidson, who joined the Tigers' Dmitri Young (2005 vs. the Royals), the Cubs' Tuffy Rhodes (1994 vs. the Mets) and the Blue Jays' George Bell (1988 vs. washington nationals jersers Kansas City) as the only Major League players to hit three home runs in an Opening Day game. Davidson also became the 15th player in White Sox history (16th time) and first designated hitter to go deep three times. pittsburgh pirates jersers Dan Johnson had been the last to accomplish such a feat on Oct. 3, 2012, at york mets jersers

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Davidson became the first player since Statcast™ was introduced in 2015 to hit multiple homers of 114 mph exit velocity or higher in the same game. His first homer had an exit velocity of 115.1 mph, and his second had an EV of 114 (his third was just short at 113.9).chicago white sox jersers His previous career high on a home run was 112.6 mph, so these were his three hardest.philadelphia phillies jersers

But in a perfect one-game example of how deep this White Sox offense can run, Davidson was not alone. washington nationals jersers Tim Anderson homered twice, Jose Abreu launched the 125th home run of his career and every White Sox starter but Welington Castillo reached base at least once. Adam Engel added two hits from the nine-hole in the order, while Yolmer Sanchez chipped in a three-run single in the seventh.los angeles angels of anaheim jersers

Anderson and Davidson became the fifth and sixth White Sox players with two homers on Opening Day, joining Alejandro De Aza (2014), Jim Thome (2008), Sammy Sosa (1991) and Minnie Minoso (1960). st. louis cardinals jersers Thursday marked the first time the club has hit three-plus home runs in one inning on Opening Day.oakland athletics jersers The only previous occasion with multiple homers in one inning on Opening Day was in 2011 (two homers in the third inning at Cleveland). The six homers for the White Sox is an Opening Day club record and they also tied a Major League record shared by the Mets, who did it against the Expos in 1988. This game also marked the first time the White Sox have had two players hit multiple homers on Opening Day per STATS.oakland athletics jersers

Thrilled with the pictures and reminded with joy my child can attend camp in December!! Thank you and God bless you!!