UGANDA

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Spring 2021

Spring 2021 mission photos

Spring 2021 mission photos

This past May I had the opportunity to visit our schools once again. As the lockdown was lifting in Uganda students are beginning to return to school. I also had the privilege of taking Pastor Stephen Kingsley from Idaho with me to visit our...

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A photo instead of 1000 words

A photo instead of 1000 words

I confess I have not done a very good job attempting to learn a bit more of Luganan, the local language. One of my objectives on this trip is to learn a bit more of it. Despite my lack of linguistical efforts, one of my favorite things to do is to...

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A First Step

A First Step

To be a part of God's vision from the start is an incredible feeling. We are partnering with our friends who feel called to start a children's for their 70+ adopted children. Despite the uncertainty of what lies ahead, we know God is moving ahead...

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A short lived, one-sided friendship

A short lived, one-sided friendship

I love discovering new creatures when I come to Uganda. I've been on a conquest to find and interact with some local monkeys, but so far all I've been able to accomplish is to chase them around at a distance with my drone. Today I met a new...

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A SILVER LINING

A SILVER LINING

There has been so much devastation sweeping through our world due to COVID-19. Yet, God is at work and bigger than all of the problems and setbacks we've experienced.

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How God Uses Trees

How God Uses Trees

WARNING: MATURE CONTENT // With all the rain Uganda is getting this May, we have been often forced to find alternative roads to travel on. Today we drove through a village that has a large tree that is said to be shaped like a woman. It is said to...

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Never Alone

Never Alone

No 2 trips are ever alike. Each time I travel to Uganda it is a different experience. I have different objectives and unique opportunities each time I go. But one thing is consistent. When I prepare to go, when I travel, and after I arrive I begin...

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Fall 2020

Peace

Peace

Often going to Uganda is accompanied by a myriad of emotions and thoughts. We always have internal struggles about leaving our kids, is what we are doing safe and is the timing right to go back. Sometimes the struggles are from ourselves, and...

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Here Comes Sunday

Here Comes Sunday

The first Sunday in Uganda Pastor Steve asked me to preach at Kampala Church. I normally would feel very nervous to preach, and I would be unsettled in my preparation feeling that I should do more to prepare. One thing God has taught me about...

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Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies

What I am able to do in a developing country like Uganda is nothing short of miraculous compared to just 10-15 years ago. In terms of the political climate, Uganda is relatively safe. I can move around many parts of the country freely without any...

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Crossy Roads

Crossy Roads

We had to go to downtown Kampala to do some shopping. I wanted to find some unique African fabrics as well as craft items we could explore exporting and selling in the US. As a result, we parked the car near downtown and began hiking around,...

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The Nile

The Nile

During our trip, we planned to go visit a nearby island on Lake Victoria. Pastor Steve had done some evangelism there years ago, so we connected with a local pastor to come visit. In order to get to the island we needed to take a ferry, which was...

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Visiting Gomba

Visiting Gomba

I came to Uganda this year, in the midst of everything going on to be able to check on our students. So often kids get overlooked and pushed aside when society struggles. Today we went to Gomba, one of schools that is in a remote village several...

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An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey

At the beginning of 2020, I planned on going back to Uganda in the summertime. Then the coronavirus hit, and it seemed most of the year would be characterized by all the things we couldn’t do. Though I know for many the pandemic has dealt them a...

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