Thomas Rhett Joins Wife Lauren for Heartwarming Trip to Uganda— “My Heart is Full”

Thomas Rhett Lauren Akins Uganda trip for Willa Gray
Photo courtesy of Thomas Rhett Instagram

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren brought sweet Willa Gray to her new home in Nashville from Uganda where she was born. And although Lauren has gone on other mission trips to what is becoming her second home, Thomas only recently returned to the country of his oldest daughter.

In a post on her Instagram page, Lauren shares a photo album of their recent journey where she is surrounded by what she calls “my Ugandan family.” But it wasn’t just Thomas and Lauren. The country star’s wife also grabbed a couple of her pals to tag along—hit songwriter Nicole Galyon and Cassie Kelley, wife of Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley.

“Got to share a huge part of what makes my heart beat with two of my sweet girlfriends AND my sweetie (TR hasn’t been back since we were in the middle of bringing Willa Gray home) all in one trip,” she captions the photos. “They got to meet my Ugandan family and  we all met and were able to serve so many new sweet angels together. Talk about heart explosion-I don’t think it could be MORE full @loveoneint.”

T-Rhett shared his own photo album on his page and among the pictures is one incredible moving image of the country music superstar humbly washing the feet of one of the Ugandan children.

“Got to spend the last few days in Uganda serving alongside my amazing wife and an amazing @loveoneint team,” he writes. “This was my first time back after bringing Willa Gray home in 2017. It’s hard to put into words what this trip meant to me, but in short my heart is full, my life is changed and I’m so thankful to God for the opportunity to see happiness in a place of such simplicity. @laur_akins.”

Thomas and Lauren’s trips to Uganda are part of their work with Love One International, an
organization that exists to provide food, healthcare, and support to children in need in Africa.