Archive for June, 2016

Worship in Uganda (2016-6-26)

As I sat this morning after breakfast, waiting to be picked up for delivery to God’s Care Church, I met another guest here, Hazel Seavey.  She is working with an organization called Heart of Africa, essentially helping widows launch micro-businesses.  She described the process of start-up funding, training in basic business practices, and establishing a […]

A Brighter Day (2016-6-25)

Today was a brighter day all around.  Some expressed that they had trouble sleeping after the sights and experiences of yesterday.  I understand.  But even as we debriefed last evening, I had a different sense of things than other team members.  My view is that yesterday, God brought us halfway around the world for such […]

The Day We All Dread (2016-6-24)

  Immediately after breakfast, we learned that a terrible accident had occurred.  The report was that four Americans were injured and two were killed.  That proved inaccurate.  We went to the hospital to pray and be of whatever help we could.  There were learned that the non-Ugandans were not American, but Korean.  In the ward […]

Breakfast with Betty (2016-6-24)

I slept well last night.  I’m so happy for that.  Yesterday, I was so tired that I felt I might fall asleep standing up.  So I’m grateful to God for a good night of rest and the sense that my body is normalizing. As I served myself at the breakfast buffet, another hotel guest said […]

Ministry Among the Children (2016-6-23)

Today was full and wonderful.  After gathering together for prayer, we moved over to the Orphans Village.  On Thursdays, they have an afternoon time of “Bible School” which looks very much like VBS back home.  The ladies spent some time planning out activities for the 360 children. I went with Alissa to tend to a […]

Vivid, Sacred Dream (2016-6-23)

I mentioned in my previous post that I’ve been having “vivid dreams.” I write this post at 3 a.m. specifically to record one of them. In this dream, I was at a fast food restaurant, like a McDonald’s, which I apparently owned. I had the run of the place and was as comfortable as if […]

Entebbe to Kyenjojo (2016-6-22)

Today we made the long trip from Entebbe (which locals pronounce very much like “intubate”) to Kyenjojo, a trek of about 5.5 hours. My day began at 4 a.m. only because I could not sleep. I went downstairs and struck up a conversation with the security guards, Pacras and Anock. They told me many things […]

Reunited in Entebbe (2016-6-21)

We had a fifteen hour layover in Doha, Qatar. Hamad International Airport is modern and hospitable. We found a nice nook in the Food Court, with two tables and a padded bench. At each terminal, a “Family Lounge” featured something like chaise lounge chairs which made napping easier, but that was countered by jet lag. […]

Blessed Are the Flexible … (2016-6-20)

For they shall not be bent out of shape. Just before we boarded our plane in ATL, we heard from Belinda and Kirsten that their flight was delayed.  They had to return earlier than the rest of us and so had a separate itinerary on Turkish Airlines while the rest of us were flying Qatar […]

Wheels Up! (2016-6-19)

We had a wonderful send-off from Barnwell. People in both services laid hands upon Team Uganda to send us off with God’s blessing and with theirs. Immediately after the service, we gathered together, prayed, and it was off to ATL. We had a smooth trip to ATL, and then a smooth check-in at Qatar Airlines. […]