Kampala, the Slums, and Ray of Hope

Kampala, the Slums, and Ray of Hope
I've been debating how best to post about the trip, since I wasn't able to do much of anything on the internet while we were gone. In the past I've done day-by-day, or one big post... I decided to group by project this time, and we'll see how that goes! Before I start, let me say that it was a GREAT (and fast!) trip! I think the 3 ladies who went with me really got to see the real Uganda, which was definitely part of my own mission on this trip. We did ...

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...

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...