Friday, October 31, 2014

Ugandan Spies are Imbeciles.

Museveni took over Uganda in 1986. I left Uganda in 1987. Why do some of you even think that I know your country or I am affiliated to any of your parties? I am only talking about Uganda on Social Media to bring current affairs to the country in which I was born but not the country that I belong to. Your Dual Citizenship required that I fly home to apply for a piece of paper. I chose Canada and saved my money. Your National ID says if I do not register, I lose my natural birth right of being a Ugandan Citizen. Why on earth would you even think I now want to fight for Uganda. NEVER. I want my people to be fed and treated when they are sick, no matter which country. I am not a Ugandan because you took away my rights of being a Ugandan. Deal with it.
By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama).

Breaking Intimacy and Trust is like breaking a limb

Betrayal in a relationship or marriage is like breaking a bone. Once you break the intimacy, things will never be the same. Try this at home. Break a leg or an arm. Get it plastered to heal. Take xrays of the non broken limb and the broken one and look at the images. Never the same. I broke my leg one time flying down the stairs at our home in Mbuya. Got treated. Recovered. That broken leg is a pain. It is now a weak link. Damn thing acts up. Non, I am not limping but it hurts. Don't break a limb.
By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Testimony - I was saved by love and by good Employers

My testimony - please do not cry. I am only writing it so that the Ugandans in North America stop calling me the Iron Lady. I am far from it. I also write it so that Uganda will know that I am not as arrogant as I tell people. I am human and have never lost the humanity in me. I just hate Poverty with a passion and hope you understand.
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In 2007, I flew to Toronto with my kids. We stayed at my sister’s place that weekend but I was there for a Cisco Conference/workshop. I woke up in ER in Toronto East General Hospital. I had a stroke. There was a blood clot in my brain. I was in and out of conscienseness. Then I woke up in ICU at MacMaster University Hospital in Hamilton Ontario (about 1.5hrs drive from Toronto and naturally taken there in an ambulance). I am a fighter and you all know it. Every time the medication wore off and I woke up from the medically induced comma, I would pull all the tubes out. The next time I woke up, I was in a room. I obviously reached for my phone and someone had taken away my laptop. I contacted some of my friends at work to tell them where I was. They already knew where I was. I am loved by many people, love is key. I spent 2 weeks in Hamilton Ontario. Diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder that affects only 3-4 people in a million and I was destined for death or living in a wheel chair. How does one raise 2 little girls in a wheel chair? It was not an option for me. I get angry when people throw religion in my face. My friends around the world set up prayer circles and prayed for me, from every religion you can imagine. Even my non religious friends, they sent love. LOVE is all you need because love heals. You must always think about only LOVE no matter which religion or non religion you believe in.
The girls were back in Moncton Canada (stop fretting, the shooter was arrested) and I had to be close to them. Some great doctors made a lot of phone calls. It was either Montreal, NYC, Halifax or if Dr. Dolan could take me, then I would be in Saint John New Brunswick (about 2hr drive from home). It happened. The doctor made room for me. The company chartered an air ambulance. I hope you know that this involves having pilots (2), a doctor and nurses. I was flown home. I lost my shoes though, in that commotion. I miss those shoes. I had to sign a document that I was aware that I could die in the air on the way home. The doctor who was receiving me knew that I could die but asked about my spirits. I was one of the sickest people in that ward. Yet, to get up and move around with all the tubes, make my snacks, chat with the nurses and other healthcare professionals and then pray with the people who were sick like me. That was a gift I will never thank heaven enough for. Oh…and my Parish, they got people from Hamilton visiting me and praying with me. This pastor told me to read JOB in the Bible. I tried, I dare did not read all of it. I called my sister (Bad Mommie) and asked her why God was Jobbing me? He really was treating me like JOB. My friends at work, they visisted daily, talked to me, it was great for the brain as I missed work. If you have never worked with me…I am one of the most dedicated people at everything I do. ANYway, back to the air ambulance and arriving in Saint John Regional. The doctor was rather funny…he said he had got info that I had a strong will to live and he was there to help me live. Ohlalala…can you imagine, every morning at 4am, they have to take my blood for the doctors to have the results at 8am when they arrive. One Vicky and Brenda (God bless them), they loved me back to life. Joyce Tilburt washed me and dressed me…because sometimes I just felt like throwing in the towel. She never did let me. Dr. Dolan had 4 people in our province with the same problem. A rare condition that affects 3-4 in a million had given him 4 women in a province which is only a population of 750,000. We all survived. I should warn you that all my doctors are deeply Spiritual…you heard that right. Jewish, Christian, Islamic. Do you know in the Canadian hospitals you have to declare what your religion is? Well, I wrote Christian and some people tried to get sassy with me so I said, Christian. The nuns, pastors, reverends…lets just say, many visited me and prayed for me. But I never forgot that my friends in the Middle East and Asia were sending me prayers and love as well.
Exactly one month, I got to leave the hospital. My pastor came to drive me home. He was told I would have an allergic reaction (yes, I used to receive blood products twice per day, 12 units…and I do not tolerate anything other than my exact blood type. Now you all know how to kill me, no O, no AB, nothing except exactly my blood type). Side track. One time, the Province of New Brunswick ran out of all my blood products. It was a fiasco. The entire province. Well, the government and the company did something interesting. A hellicopter was sent to Quebec to get my blood products. One friend from work (Claudette Leger) got management to approve a blood fundraiser. Exxonmobil and Imperial Oil Ltd. are counted among the biggest blood donors in North America. The managers rolled up their sleeves. The company paid everyone and anyone they employ to go and give blood. So many were interested in knowing if they were perfect matches. NON, never. It is in you to give no matter what your blood type is. Please give blood; it saves lives.

I spent many years and months in and out of hospitals. I have 9 lives. Have died 8 times and been brought back to life because I have more doctors than anyone in the world. They care. It is the best country in the world and I have the best friends in the world, the best doctors, the best family, the best parish and the best employer in the world. I was once hungry and you fed me. I was once thirsty and you gave me to drink. One time I was cold and lonely and you consoled me. Love heals. Robert healed me as he met me when I was only 45kilos of weight and dying. He loved me back to life and I am now a good 58kilos. Just imagine that. Love heals. My family and friends loved me back to life. Robert cemented it all. ---------- I will now take your questions via inbox only. Thanks.============== By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Uganda's two most pressing issues according to Martha Leah

Dear Hon. YK Museveni,

Mulembe naabi papa.

This is my second letter to you. I do not know if you received my first letter.  Whether you did or did not, I would like to bring to your attention what I consider as the two most pressing issues for Uganda at the moment. Believe me, there are more issues which I will write about in due time.

1) Land Evictions. I beg you papa to reconsider this issue and analyse it critically on your own. We have never been a country where villages were evicted from their lands, no matter oil or minerals. These on going evictions with tear gas and live bullets, they do not bode well for Uganda, for you or for your government. Please find a way to stop these evictions no matter what. I would like to draw your attention to History. The French Revolution was started because peasants became paupers on their lands and worked for slave wages or mostly nothing.  Many people got fed up and threw in the towel and hence the commencement of the revolution. Please be conscience of history. Those who forget history or ignore it are bound to repeat its mistakes.

2) Silencing the voices of dissent.  Papa, these people you silence are your best allies.  You can silence your peers but do not silence the youth.  Remember we have a saying that the young beat the drums and the elders dance.  Hence, we have much to learn from the youth. Uganda has a population of around 10 million unemployed youth (age 35 or below) which is nearly a third of the country.  You should not silence a third of your population. The youth who have no jobs or live under poverty will do anything. When you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by rebelling, you are likely to rebel.  These youth will commit crimes or join rebel groups just to get food or get a mission in life. You make a very big mistake by arresting them and imprisoning them. Please let the youth talk to you without arbitrary arrests.  I would like to remind you of the Arab Spring.  I do not condone it, nor do I advocate it. However, we must be mindful of the fact that it was fired off and inspired by youth who had no jobs or hope and were willing to die because there was nothing else.  Would you like your own children to go through such a thing; where they sacrifice their lives just because they have no hope. Despair is a very hard disease to cure and we must walk very carefully on this aspect of youth unemployment.  If you could at least listen to at least an impersonal person, then please do listen to me because I come with no preconceived ideas. I belong to no political party except the Liberal Party in Canada.  I support no one who will not feed my people or put medicine in the hospitals. Did you know that Bududa Hospital does not have running water? My reasons for being involved with Ugandan issues are only for food for my people, small projects to generate employment, poverty eradication, taking care of the sick and forever being mindful of our elders.

Finally, please know, and I know you know this, I have not lived in Canada most of my life, much longer than I have lived in Uganda.  However, Uganda is where I was born and raised and for this reason, my heart is still with my people.  I look forward to seeing some changes in Uganda.  I will soon write to you about some other things I would like you to address at home.

Sincerely,
Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama).
ps: you know my father, Dan Nangalama (senior person in Uganda Posts and Telecom and he also worked with the East Africa Community in Nairobi before we returned to Uganda. He taught in Nairobi and at Nakawa. You do know that our family has never had any political aspirations ever. Only education, job creation and caring for our elders and our villages).

--------- As soon as I published the above, I  got news from Mt. Elgon area as below.
"In masabaland is that two thugs were choped to death after redhandedly being caught breaking into ashop. It all happened just here in bumbobi mbale. I saw the dead bodies naye katonda atuyambe. They will indeed rest in peaces. Wawawawa.... They choped them nga u cant recognise anybody. And still in Butaleja, they also killed one bodaboda thug. Oba whats wrong with Elgon zone"------------- Speaks to the level of crime.
For God and My Country.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

More Land Evictions in Uganda

I dare not say anything. Those who follow my posts know I have said enough. Save for my sanity, it is impossible to imagine that another 1000 families are being evicted. I would love to write a story on evictions and land grabbing in ‪#‎Uganda‬ but I did that already and hardly anyone paid attention. Kale, let me just throw this one at you. If you are not angry, you are not paying attention (‪#‎stolen‬).
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<<Kampala.
The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim order stopping more than 1,000 residents on Bunjako Island in Mpigi District from reclaiming plots of land in a private forest reserve owned by Buganda Kingdom Prince David Mawanda Namugala.
Prince Mawanda claims the residents illegally acquired land in his forest and started felling trees as well as creating gardens.
The interim order, dated October 20, that was issued by the assistant registrar of the Land Division, Ms Esta Nambayo, will stay in force until the hearing and disposal of the substantive suit.
“The current status quo be maintained, the applicant (Prince Mawanda) in the meantime remains in occupation of land comprised in Mawokota Block 360, plot 1, at Kibigo (Bunjako) pending hearing and disposal of the interim order application inter parties on October 20, 2014…” reads the court order, in part.
About the prince
Prince Mawanda is the heir to the late Prince George Mawanda Chwa who was Kabaka Mutebi’s uncle and a big landlord in Buganda.
This land dispute arose early this month when Prince Mawanda, through his company Bunjako Services Ltd, went to court challenging the illegal acquisition of plots of land in his forest by residents.
The residents were sued together with the area MP Joseph Kiyingi Bbosa and a senior private secretary to the president Mariam Namayanja, who reportedly organised a meeting in the area early this month and ordered the residents to reoccupy the forest land on claims that it was a presidential directive.
The contested land is on Block 360, Kibigo Bunjako and measures three square miles covering villages including Kyagalanyi, Kirega, Kasawo and Bayita, all in Buwama Sub-county.
Last year, Environment and Water minister Ephraim Kamuntu ordered encroachers out of all national forests, saying government was concerned over the high rate of depletion of forests in the country.
Mr Fred Kalyango, the manager of Prince Mawanda’s estates, said there is a sizeable number of residents who they recognise as bona fide tenants, but the problem is with the new immigrants who chose to encroach on the forest land.
“The problem is with some locals who think they can circumvent the law and occupy parts of the area that is gazetted as a forest. That is illegal and will not be tolerated,” he said in an interview yesterday.
Bunjako Island has been a hotbed of land wrangles for nearly a decade which are fuelled by refugees who come from as far as Kisoro, Bundibugyo, Rwanda and Burundi looking for free land for settlement and farming.
Land bonanza
Shockingly, it is not only immigrants that have claimed the forest land. Even individuals with homes in areas such as Mpigi, Wakiso and parts of Kampala have stormed the island to benefit from the land bonanza. One lady, a proprietor of a private school Gayaza, Wakiso District, reportedly in acquired 10 acres on the island.
According to correspondences seen by this newspaper, Prince Mawanda has since 2005, reported the uncontrolled influx of immigrants in his forest to authorities at all levels but many seem unbothered.
Deforestation
Ministry of Water and Environment statistics show that 6,000 hectares of forest cover are lost to deforestation each year. More than 95 per cent of the population cook with firewood or charcoal, yet 96 per cent of the rural population relies on biomass for cooking, explaining why the country risks losing a lot of forest cover.>>
The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim order stopping more than 1,000 residents on Bunjako Island in Mpigi District from reclaiming plots of land in a private forest reserve
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No man is an Island. Make no mistake.

We need each other....deal with it. You will never make it on your own.
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If you are an African who chooses to hate white people, I will show you how the white people have been my friends. If you are an African who hates Americans, I will show you how Americans have been my friends. If you are an African who hates Asians, I will show you how Asians are my brothers and sisters. If you are an African who hates Canadians, good luck with that. Read, read and then read some more. No hate. We are one family and we are in this together. No one will get out alive unless we all get out alive.
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On one team building exercise with one company I used to work with. The Challenge was no hands, no feet and there is food in front of all of you. If you do not eat, you die. How do you think we got out of it? We were only allowed to use our mouths with the utensils provided.
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Non answers are welcome from the ones who know this. I need my people in Uganda to come up with a solution so please hold onto your answer. Thank you.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Revolutions are usually started by a discontented population.


The French Revolution was started with the help of peasants who were enslaved to work on lands they could not call their own. The country called #Uganda is weekly evicting people off their ancestral lands.

The Arab Spring was started by youth who were unemployed and disenfranchised. The country called #Uganda has some 10 million youth, people under the age of 35yrs unemployed...about a third of the population.

Why do you not remember history? The youth in Hong Kong have mounted up a descent protest and they only ask for democratic elections, not jobs, food, money, medicine or employment.  You then have #Uganda where the youth have nothing.  How can you think that you can stem the tide of so many unemployed hungry and angry youth?

Read your history and read it well.  You keep evicting villages to get the land for oil and minerals.  I am inclined that you are making a very big mistake and these things will catch up to you.

When you have 4 universities go on strike to demand to be heard, you make a very big mistake to use Tear Gas and live bullets to deal with them.  Your youth are the future, pay attention to them.  Remind me of this blog a year or so after you read it. The future belongs to the youth, do the right thing.

You might also want to remember Soweto (Sarafina) and Tienanmen Square. If you take everything away from the youth, then they have much to gain by fighting you because they have nothing to lose. Many will die so that the next generation of youth get a better life.  Have you wondered why Beijing has not bull dozed down the young protesters in Hong Kong?  Because these ones were willing to die like the Tienanmen Square kids.  Precedents were set and you should pay attention.  You would be foolish not to pay attention.

For God and my country.

By Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
mlnangalama@gmail.com
Whatsapp +15068716371
Bududa Hospital is a Death Trap



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LOVE as God -- Not written by me

LOVE as God
1.       “Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind . . . and love your neighbor as yourself.” ~Jesus Christ, Matt. 22:37-39 (paraphrased)
2.      “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~Jimi Hendrix
3.      “To love another person is to see the face of God.” ~Victor Hugo (Les Miserables)
4.      “The human heart tells us that we are more alike than we are unalike.” ~Maya Angelou (Letter to My Daughter)
5.       “Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.” ~Augustine of Hippo
6.      “Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.” ~Leo Tolstoy
7.       “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” ~Toni Morrison
8.      “People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” ~Andy Warhol
9.      “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” ~Vincent van Gogh
10.   “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou
11.    “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller
12.   “Look for God. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert
13.   “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” ~1 Cor. 2:9
14.   “We weren’t meant to be somebody–we were meant to know Somebody.” ~John Piper
15.    “Love extravagantly.”  ~1 Cor. 13:13
16.   “In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.” ~Augustine of Hippo
17.    “Remember, you are special because I made you. And I don’t make mistakes.” ~Max Lucado
18.   “Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it- because it does.” ~ 1 Cor. 14:1, The Message
19.   “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ~Donald Miller
20.  “It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matter.” ~Rick Warren
21.   “A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.” ~Anne Lamott (Joe Jones)
22.  “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” ~Brennan Manning
23.  Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand.
“I just wanted to be sure of you.” ~A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
24.  “Love is not a feeling, it’s an ability.” ~Dan in Real Life, the film
25.   “Love is never wrong and so it never dies.” ~The Lion King 2, the film
26.  “Live like you were dying, Love because you are.” ~Mark Green
27.   “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” ~Mitch Albom
28.  “Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.” ~Leo Buscaglia
29.  “There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert
30.  “Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” ~Richard Bach
31.   “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
32.  “A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” ~Max Lucado
33.  “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
34.  “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” ~ A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
35.   “Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” ~Melissa Marr
36.  “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” ~Willa Cather
37.   “Love is not a because, it’s a no matter what.” ~Jodi Picoult (Second Glance)
38.  “Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.” ~Joni Eareckson Tada(The God I Love)
39.  “Love is a choice.” ~Gary Chapman

40.  “No hatred.” ~ Corrie ten Boom (The Hiding Place)

Born to be Great and Do Great Things - Martha's Gospel.

Don't you never ever forget that you are called to something great. 
To suffer so that you can help the ones who suffer. 
To learn so that you can help others learn. 
To be hated so that you can propagate love to every corner of the earth. 
To be persecuted so that you can fight for justice. 
To be imprisoned so that you can learn to visit prisoners. 
To go hungry so that you may learn to share with those who have little to eat
Let you be a channel of peace, a glimmer of light into darkness. 
HOPE for a hopeless world. Love each other, that is the only command.
UGANDA - Never Leave Anyone Behind.

For God and My Country
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
BELIEVE! I wept because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet." Ancient Persian saying  I am a Social Justice and Human Rights Activist. Find me on Face Book.  All my opinions are mine and do not reflect on any employer or organisation. 

Mobile 506-871-6371


The Power of Love, Prayer, Great Medical System and Wonderful Employers.

My testimony - please do not cry. I am only writing it so that the Ugandans in North America stop calling me the Iron Lady. I am far from it. I also write it so that Uganda will know that I am not as arrogant as I tell people. I am human and have never lost the humanity in me. I just hate Poverty with a passion and hope you understand.
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In 2007, I flew to Toronto with my kids. We stayed at my sister’s place that weekend but I was there for a Cisco Conference/workshop. I woke up in ER in Toronto East General Hospital. I had a stroke. There was a blood clot in my brain. I was in and out of conscienseness. Then I woke up in ICU at MacMaster University Hospital in Hamilton Ontario (about 1.5hrs drive from Toronto and naturally taken there in an ambulance). I am a fighter and you all know it. Every time the medication wore off and I woke up from the medically induced comma, I would pull all the tubes out. The next time I woke up, I was in a room. I obviously reached for my phone and someone had taken away my laptop. I contacted some of my friends at work to tell them where I was. They already knew where I was. I am loved by many people, love is key. I spent 2 weeks in Hamilton Ontario. Diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder that affects only 3-4 people in a million and I was destined for death or living in a wheel chair. How does one raise 2 little girls in a wheel chair? It was not an option for me. I get angry when people throw religion in my face. My friends around the world set up prayer circles and prayed for me, from every religion you can imagine. Even my non religious friends, they sent love. LOVE is all you need because love heals. You must always think about only LOVE no matter which religion or non religion you believe in.
The girls were back in Moncton Canada (stop fretting, the shooter was arrested) and I had to be close to them. Some great doctors made a lot of phone calls. It was either Montreal, NYC, Halifax or if Dr. Dolan could take me, then I would be in Saint John New Brunswick (about 2hr drive from home). It happened. The doctor made room for me. The company chartered an air ambulance. I hope you know that this involves having pilots (2), a doctor and nurses. I was flown home. I lost my shoes though, in that commotion. I miss those shoes. I had to sign a document that I was aware that I could die in the air on the way home. The doctor who was receiving me knew that I could die but asked about my spirits. I was one of the sickest people in that ward. Yet, to get up and move around with all the tubes, make my snacks, chat with the nurses and other healthcare professionals and then pray with the people who were sick like me. That was a gift I will never thank heaven enough for. Oh…and my Parish, they got people from Hamilton visiting me and praying with me. This pastor told me to read JOB in the Bible. I tried, I dare did not read all of it. I called my sister (Bad Mommie) and asked her why God was Jobbing me? He really was treating me like JOB. My friends at work, they visisted daily, talked to me, it was great for the brain as I missed work. If you have never worked with me…I am one of the most dedicated people at everything I do. ANYway, back to the air ambulance and arriving in Saint John Regional. The doctor was rather funny…he said he had got info that I had a strong will to live and he was there to help me live. Ohlalala…can you imagine, every morning at 4am, they have to take my blood for the doctors to have the results at 8am when they arrive. One Vicky and Brenda (God bless them), they loved me back to life. Joyce Tilburt washed me and dressed me…because sometimes I just felt like throwing in the towel. She never did let me. Dr. Dolan had 4 people in our province with the same problem. A rare condition that affects 3-4 in a million had given him 4 women in a province which is only a population of 750,000. We all survived. I should warn you that all my doctors are deeply Spiritual…you heard that right. Jewish, Christian, Islamic. Do you know in the Canadian hospitals you have to declare what your religion is? Well, I wrote Christian and some people tried to get sassy with me so I said, Christian. The nuns, pastors, reverends…lets just say, many visited me and prayed for me. But I never forgot that my friends in the Middle East and Asia were sending me prayers and love as well.
Exactly one month, I got to leave the hospital. My pastor came to drive me home. He was told I would have an allergic reaction (yes, I used to receive blood products twice per day, 12 units…and I do not tolerate anything other than my exact blood type. Now you all know how to kill me, no O, no AB, nothing except exactly my blood type). Side track. One time, the Province of New Brunswick ran out of all my blood products. It was a fiasco. The entire province. Well, the government and the company did something interesting. A hellicopter was sent to Quebec to get my blood products. One friend from work (Claudette Leger) got management to approve a blood fundraiser. Exxonmobil and Imperial Oil Ltd. are counted among the biggest blood donors in North America. The managers rolled up their sleeves. The company paid everyone and anyone they employ to go and give blood. So many were interested in knowing if they were perfect matches. NON, never. It is in you to give no matter what your blood type is. Please give blood; it saves lives.

I spent many years and months in and out of hospitals. I have 9 lives. Have died 8 times and been brought back to life because I have more doctors than anyone in the world. They care. It is the best country in the world and I have the best friends in the world, the best doctors, the best family, the best parish and the best employer in the world. I was once hungry and you fed me. I was once thirsty and you gave me to drink. One time I was cold and lonely and you consoled me. Love heals. Robert healed me as he met me when I was only 45kilos of weight and dying. He loved me back to life and I am now a good 58kilos. Just imagine that. Love heals. My family and friends loved me back to life. Robert cemented it all. ---------- I will now take your questions via inbox only. Thanks.============== By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama).

I wish you Enough


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YOU all know who you are...the ones who challenge me daily to be a better person.  How is that working out for you anyway? I wish you luck with that ambition.  Here is something for you all who care.  Never forget that I make friends for life and I got your back. I know you have my back.  It is a long one but you will like it.
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I wish you enough love
At an airport I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her plane's departure and standing near the door, he said to his daughter, "I love you, I wish you enough."
She said, "Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy."

They kissed good-bye and she left.

He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his
privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?" "

Yes, I have," I replied. Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me.
Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he meant to me.

So I knew what this man was experiencing.
"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?" I asked.

"I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and
the reality is, her next trip back will be for my funeral, " he said.

"When you were saying good-bye I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.'
May I ask what that means?" He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone."

He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more. "When we said 'I wish you enough,' we were
wanting the other person to have a life filled with enough good things to sustain them," he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye.."

                      written by Bob Perks

Project, Trees for Uganda

Please read below about the benefits and the reasons our team Excel PLE in Uganda chose the Moringa Tree.
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<<Moringa medicinal and healing properties: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Moringa is that it has such incredible health benefits over a wide-range of health issues.

Moringa oleifera has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.
Moringa oleifera is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine.
Moringa Leaves Medicinal uses and benefits
• Leaves rubbed against the temple can relieve headaches.
• To stop bleeding from a shallow cut, apply a poultice of fresh leaves.
• There is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect when applied to wounds or insect bites.
• Extracts can be used against bacterial or fungal skin complaints.
• Leaf tea treats gastric ulcers and diarrhoea.
• Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition due to the high protein and fibre content.
* Leaves treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, inflammation of the mucus membrane
* The iron content of the leaves is high, and they are reportedly prescribed for anemia in the Philippines.
* Dried Moringa leaves treat diarrhoea in Malawi, Africa.
* The powder ground from the seeds is also used in the treatment of scurvy skin diseases (common bacterial infections of the skin).

Moringa Flowers Medicinal uses and benefits
• Flower juice improves the quality and flow of mothers’ milk when breast feeding.
• Flower juice is useful for urinary problems as it encourages urination.
* In Haiti, villagers boil Moringa flowers in water and drink the tea as a powerful cold remedy.

Moringa Pods Medicinal uses and benefits
• If eaten raw, pods act as a de-wormer and treat liver and spleen problems and pains of the joints.
• Due to high protein and fibre content they can play a useful part in treating malnutrition and diarrhoea.

Moringa Seeds Medicinal uses and benefits
• Used for their antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties to treat arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, sexually transmitted diseases and boils. The seeds are roasted, pounded, mixed with coconut oil and applied to the problem area. Seed oil can be used for the same ailments.
• Roasted seeds and oil can encourage urination.
• They can also be used as a relaxant for epilepsy.
Moringa seeds are effective against skin-infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They contain the potent antibiotic and fungicide terygospermin.

Moringa roots, bark and gum Medicinal uses and benefits
The roots and the bark have all of the properties described above but are more concentrated. Therefore much more care should be taken if using them as medicines.
* The roots and bark are used for cardiac and circulatory problems, as a tonic and for inflammation. The bark is an appetizer and digestive.
* In Senegal and India, roots are pounded and mixed with salt to make a poultice for treating rheumatism and articulars pains. In Senegal, this poultice is also used to relieve lower back or kidney pain
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* The alkaloid spirachin (a nerve paralysant) has been found in the roots.
* The gum is diuretic, astringent and abortifacient and is used against asthma.

Moringa Oil Medicinal uses and benefits
* Oil of Ben is used for hysteria, scurvy, prostate problems and bladder troubles.
* Villagers in Oman use Moringa oil to treat stomach disorders. They also use it in perfume and hair oil.

Moringa & Ayurveda Medicinal uses and benefits
Uses every part of the Moringa Tree and considers it one of the most valuable and useful plants. The ayurvedic medicine of India has many uses for Moringa Tree products, such as a natural antibiotic, an aid in childbirth, for treating liver disorders, and many other uses.

 Project Manager: Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama).
A Canadian Citizen who is proud to have Ugandan Origins.