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...

Eastward Adventure Part 1: Hospice, Babies Home, and a New Co-Op

I spent all of last week to the east (and somewhat north) of Kampala, visiting Jinja, Tororo and then a small village called Mawanga, on the border of the Bugiri and Iganga districts. It was a long, busy week, marked by power and internet and even plumbing deficits, but I was exactly where God wanted me, and that's a wonderful thing! JINJA The first and longest stop was in Jinja, and large town on the Nile. It is our oldest "partner" after Kampala,

Short Term Missions Opportunities 2014

Short Term Missions Opportunities 2014
 We have several short-term missions trips opportunities this year: ANDROS YOUTH CAMPS: In August 2013, we did a youth camp for about 40 kids in Mastic Point (you can see pics on the website and blog). We had basketball, soccer, outdoor games and VBS. We’re hoping to do TWO youth camps this year, one in late June in Nicholls Town, and one in either late July or early August in Mastic Point. It’s a one-week trip and includes some fun stuff, too. Last ye

Andros Youth Camp – Reflections

We spent the last afternoon at this beautiful beach, at the Andros Island Resort in Nicholls Town. The beer was cold, the ocean was crystal clear and cool, the weather was perfect, and the food was delicious. It was the perfect way to unwind after a week of much activity, much pouring out, much laughter and sweat and love. We talked, we walked, we sat, and, most importantly, we rested. So what are the take-aways from the trip? Well, I'm not one to write...