Leaving a Muslim life behind

Hannah is a 16 year old Muslim girl.  At 12, she received a scholarship to go to school in Kampala.  Her father did not realize that it was a Christian high school.  A Bible was on the supply list, but because he wasn’t paying for her education, he bought it for her. In her first year

Enlightenment

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew When our team piled into the Land Rover for the long, hot, dusty drive to the Rhino camp, we anticipated large masses of people overcrowded into big

Let the Adventure Begin

He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet,

His plans

I stood in the bed of a truck while one hundred Sudanese children looked up at me. I said, "God has plans for you, not plans of war and hunger; but plans of greatness, and fulfillment. God is waiting to read pages He has written about each of you. God has great plans for South Sudan, and

Happy 2016!

Celebrating the New Year in South Sudan is unlike anything I've ever experienced!  The people here take this holiday to new levels!  It's celebrated much more than Christmas.  Here's a rundown of our holiday: On New Years Eve, many of us were involved with painting both the outside of a dorm and the school building on

A Tale of Two Orphanages

We have visited Dreamland Orphanage 4 times in the past 2 weeks.  The first Sunday we were in South Sudan, 9 of our team went there to minister.  Wow - those kids pray in a way I have never heard before.  The leader talks about what they are going to pray about and then they all

Time is Relative

It's 7:00 am. Time to go. No, wait. We'll leave at 8:00. Oh, just a minute... it's 7:30. Let's go. This is African time - always be ready!  Sometimes be ready to leave at a moment's notice, sometimes be ready to wait! Yet, we are on the road in good time and settle down into

A Walk to Congo

On the eleventh of December, we took a trip to a place called Paidha. We went there to visit a woman named Pastor Helen who  had shared with us a vision God had given her.  She had been called to start an orphanage on her property and she asked us to please come and pray

A Birthday and a Funeral

December first was my 60th birthday.  I was excited about spending it in Uganda, but I had no idea what God had in mind for this day. It began with plans to go to Katsua village. The YWAMers here in Arua have not had much access to this place. As we prepared to leave, they got