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...

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...

Why Culture Is Key In Missions – 5 Things To Know Before You Go

Why Culture Is Key In Missions – 5 Things To Know Before You Go
  Wikipedia says that the term "ugly American" is a pejorative term meaning "a term used to refer to perceptions of arrogant behavior by Americans abroad." OUCH  The real problem is not that the locals "perceive" arrogant behavior by Americans... It's that there really is actual arrogant behavior by my fellow countrymen. While this is merely either annoying or source of amusement for sophisticated Parisians or harried Londoners, it can cripple a sh...

When You Aren’t Visiting Soon Enough

When You Aren’t Visiting Soon Enough
Most people who have spent time in a foreign country will tell you that the best thing is the relationships you make. I don't mean a short-term-missions-kill-yourself-for-Jesus trip, where you really only interact with your own group of Americans. But if you go and really invest your time into the people, whether you're there for a week or a month or a year, you will find that the relationships you forge are quickly pretty deep and meaningful. We have lost...

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...