Team Trip Coming in October!

Team Trip Coming in October!
I didn't intend to do a group trip, but it just happened. God works like that sometimes. Right now, we have 3, but there's a good possibility of a half dozen or so more, thanks to a new local ecumenical initiative I'm involved with called First Flight Missions. (More about that in a later post!) I haven't done a group trip since 2013 (my own kids don't count!) and I've never done a team that didn't do a camp, so I'm excited to see how God will map it all o...

What It’s Like To Be Sick In Uganda

What It’s Like To Be Sick In Uganda
This is a private room at the International Hospital of Kampala (IHK). This is one of the country's premier hospitals, started by an Irish doctor who emigrated to Uganda, and who is now in Parliament there. My son was in this room for 4 days with pneumonia. The first two days were terrifying, as I got a first hand look at the differences between our Western medicine and what is practiced in the best hospital in Uganda. (To be fair, my son did get better, a...

The Story of the Arise Africa Primary School

The Story of the Arise Africa Primary School
I did not intend to build a school. God did. On our third visit to Uganda, my daughter and I were horseback riding in Jinja. (If you're ever in Jinja, go riding! It's an awesome way to see the countryside, the villages, and the Nile.) As we rode by schools, kids would come pouring out to the road yelling "How are you fine? How are you fine?" While the school in the above picture is nice, most village schools (if there is one) are more ...

5 Reasons To Go To a Third World Country

5 Reasons To Go To a Third World Country
5. THE KIDS There is just TOO MUCH CUTENESS! 4. AMAZING SITES Unspoiled wilderness, stunning vistas, empty beaches. God's creation without a hotel, McDonalds, or shopping mall in site. 3. EPIC PHOTOGRAPHY POTENTIAL People, places, animals, skies... Your journey in photos will bring back memories for a lifetime! 2. AMAZING LOCAL EATS AND DRINKS! Eat local - you won't be disappointe...

Ndoto Project’s New Ambassador Program

Ndoto Project’s New Ambassador Program
These ladies are the core of our Namuwongo co-op: Peace, who makes jewelry; and Mary and Agnes, who are the lead seamstresses. They LOVE their Ndoto Collection tees, because they know they are part of a team. They know they are using their skills, and learning new skills, that will help them pull their families out of the slums and out of grinding poverty. That's what the Ndoto Project is all about: helping widows in poverty in Uganda to help themse...

What We Have Here Is a Failure To Communicate…

Have you ever been in the middle of nowhere? I don't mean the middle of nowhere like we usually say it here in the States. I just said it to someone on the phone last night, as we were trying to set up some remote radio equipment in our house. When he asked about wifi passwords and firewalls, I said, "Oh no, we live in the middle of nowhere. We don't worry about that." I live outside of a small coastal town. It takes me 15 minutes to get to the "oka...