Taking a Team to Uganda – a New Thing!

Taking a Team to Uganda – a New Thing!
I didn't intend to take a team to Uganda with me this month. I had envisioned doing what I have been doing the last couple of years, since my kids were off at school and unable to go with me -- go by myself, enjoy a day or two off wtih Suzanne, and not do the formerly traditional "one fun thing" that I'd always planned with the kids. (I really miss going with my kids, and even after 4 trips alone, I would still rather go with them. Retired homeschool mo...

Arise Africa Babies Home and Primary School

Really, it's geography. But going to Bukaleba and the babies home after Hospice Tororo was a great way to release and process the sadness of the previous day. While babies homes/orphanages obviously have their challenges too, like seeing 54 children who crave love and attention living in an institutional setting -- the Arise babies home is a great one, and the aunties are all very loving, but it's still a babies home -- the rewards are immediate and tangib...

Have Internet, Will Play Catch-up!

Have Internet, Will Play Catch-up!
We've had a great week traveling, experiencing everything from the rural village with no power or water to a beautiful hotel in Tororo with wonderful grounds and amazing water pressure. We've played with orphans, visited hospice patients, toured a hospital, and and played football (soccer) with school kids. We've gotten lost and gotten a great tour of the countryside, shopped at the market, and watched in awe as a full rainbow crossed the sky. In short,...

Uganda in One Week!

Uganda in One Week!
Thanks to everyone who has asked for our itinerary so you can pray - Here's a photo of our team, and the schedule, and prayer requests from the ladies. Here's our schedule and a little about what we will be doing at each place. Oct 5 Leave on Delta from Raleigh/Durham, through Amsterdam Oct 6 Arrive 10pm We will be staying at Fathers House while in Kampala Oct 7-9 Ray of Hope, Kampala – We will spend 3 days visiting the community (slums), hel...

October Team Trip To Uganda – Details!

October Team Trip To Uganda – Details!
My trip in October wasn't supposed to be a group trip. Not that I'm necessarily opposed to group trips, although I'm so used to going by myself or just with the kids that I'm a little spoiled with the ease of the whole thing now. Rather, it just sort of evolved out of casual conversations with a local missions-minded pastor and an old friend whose daughter just really wanted to go with me to Uganda. Voila! I had a potential group! Here are the details, ...

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...