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The Price of Stones - Building a School for My Village

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

An incredibly inspiring and thrilling book, this is the story of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, who grew up in rural southwestern Uganda, the son of an irascible small-time farmer and his loving wife. In spite of the family's poverty, Jackson succeeds and graduates from the national university with a calling to work in human rights that leads him to Columbia University. There he falls in love with and later marries an American scientist, Beronda. When Jackson returns to Uganda with his bride, they are overwhelmed by the many villagers who line up to ask for help with food and school fees-and having lost two siblings to AIDS, Jackson is especially moved by the plight of the thousands of abandoned AIDS orphans in his local district. Impulsively, he and Beronda vow to open the first tuition-free school for orphans. A newlywed with little money, and facing opposition from his domineering father and townspeople, Jackson doggedly builds one schoolroom at a time with the help of many supporters in Uganda and the financial pledges of churches in America, and with the sustenance of his strong faith in Jesus Christ. Weaving together stories from his youth in Uganda and the remarkable account of how one person with a dream can change lives-both his students' and his supporters'-this is an unforgettable book that demonstrates that one person can be a cup of cold water to a thirsty world. The book concludes with the graduation of the first class of Nyaka AIDS orphans, almost all of whom Jackson and his supporters are sponsoring as they continue their education and dream of becoming doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers, and even, perhaps, the future president of Uganda.

An incredibly inspiring and thrilling book, this is the story of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, who grew up in rural southwestern Uganda, the son of an irascible small-time farmer and his loving wife. In spite of the family's poverty, Jackson succeeds and graduates from the national university with a calling to work in human rights that leads him to Columbia University. There he falls in love with and later marries an American scientist, Beronda. When Jackson returns to Uganda with his bride, they are overwhelmed by the many villagers who line up to ask for help with food and school fees-and having lost two siblings to AIDS, Jackson is especially moved by the plight of the thousands of abandoned AIDS orphans in his local district. Impulsively, he and Beronda vow to open the first tuition-free school for orphans. A newlywed with little money, and facing opposition from his domineering father and townspeople, Jackson doggedly builds one schoolroom at a time with the help of many supporters in Uganda and the financial pledges of churches in America, and with the sustenance of his strong faith in Jesus Christ. Weaving together stories from his youth in Uganda and the remarkable account of how one person with a dream can change lives-both his students' and his supporters'-this is an unforgettable book that demonstrates that one person can be a cup of cold water to a thirsty world. The book concludes with the graduation of the first class of Nyaka AIDS orphans, almost all of whom Jackson and his supporters are sponsoring as they continue their education and dream of becoming doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers, and even, perhaps, the future president of Uganda.
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An incredibly inspiring and thrilling book, this is the story of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, who grew up in rural southwestern Uganda, the son of an irascible small-time farmer and his loving wife. In spite of the family's poverty, Jackson succeeds and graduates from the national university with a calling to work in human rights that leads him to Columbia University. There he falls in love with and later marries an American scientist, Beronda. When Jackson returns to Uganda with his bride, they are overwhelmed by the many villagers who line up to ask for help with food and school fees-and having lost two siblings to AIDS, Jackson is especially moved by the plight of the thousands of abandoned AIDS orphans in his local district. Impulsively, he and Beronda vow to open the first tuition-free school for orphans. A newlywed with little money, and facing opposition from his domineering father and townspeople, Jackson doggedly builds one schoolroom at a time with the help of many supporters in Uganda and the financial pledges of churches in America, and with the sustenance of his strong faith in Jesus Christ. Weaving together stories from his youth in Uganda and the remarkable account of how one person with a dream can change lives-both his students' and his supporters'-this is an unforgettable book that demonstrates that one person can be a cup of cold water to a thirsty world. The book concludes with the graduation of the first class of Nyaka AIDS orphans, almost all of whom Jackson and his supporters are sponsoring as they continue their education and dream of becoming doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers, and even, perhaps, the future president of Uganda.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Urbanek Linville, Richard Allen

Length:

9h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:29