The splendid cartoon above (not mine) helps to sum up what I’ll be doing, but in summary: I will be travelling with Tearfund, a Christian relief and development charity. Three UK bloggers are going, to write / film / record / draw / anything else we can think of, about the work that Tearfund and local churches are doing there. I’m going to be drawing illustrations I think, rather than cartoons, but I will see what happens when I put pen to paper. I will be blogging some drawings as we go, and others will be done for various publications after the event.
So, yes, there are three of us going. The other two bloggers are Liz Clutterbuck (@LizClutterbuck on Twitter) and Bex Lewis (@drbexl on Twitter). You can follow everything to do with the trip via a special page on the Tearfund site, www.tearfund.org/bloggers, and via the Twitter hashtag #tfbloggers.
It is a great privilege to be given this opportunity, and I hope I can do it justice. I’m not going to tell you everything about the trip in this post, as I will be writing more about it over the next few weeks. But the place we are going is Ogongora in Uganda – you can read / watch more about it on the ‘See for yourself’ section of the Tearfund website.
Although we are going to report on what we experience, I think this trip will be as much about learning as anything else. Having watched some of the videos on the Tearfund site I certainly think that that will be the case for me.
Oh, and I will need advice. On things like hats. And on all sorts of other topics that I have yet to think of.