Archive for the ‘Uganda 2013’ Category

Entebbe (2013-5-27)

I am sitting on the porch of the Lake Victoria View Guest House.  It is appropriately named.  Sitting on a hillside, the house includes a majestic panorama of the lake on which Entebbe sits.  Occasionally, we see a jet land or take off from the airport, reminding us that in roughly 10 hours, we will […]

Halfway Across the World – and Home! (2013-5-26)

We attended worship this morning in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Narimbe.  The hotel in which we are staying is part of the complex of the diocese here. I have just returned from that service and wanted to put my thoughts down now while the feeling is still deep.  I am, in a word, overwhelmed. There were […]

Kampala (2013-5-25)

Today we were joined for breakfast by Mike Henderson, whom I met last night at supper after I could not help but eavesdrop on a conversation he was having just down the table from me.  He’s a fascinating American who has worked for decades now in Africa.  He has been involved with many organizations.  He […]

Last Day in Kyenjojo (2013-5-24)

I slept fitfully last night.  It’s a small thing, I know, but I was leading a seminar today for the leaders of God’s Care Ministries.  Their culture is so different here, there understanding of and commitment to ministry so different from ours.  Pastor Victor had thought that some leadership training would be helpful.  I was […]

Winding Down (2013-5-23)

Today has been very different for me. I will be leading a seminar tomorrow for the leaders of God’s Care Ministries. I have prepared a series from Exodus. In the morning, we will specifically focus on “Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses.” But I have been to these seminars before here in Africa, and […]

Swamp-Britches (2013-5-22)

Today is another birthday. This time it is not one of my daughters, but a young lady who is serving an internship here in Uganda.   Her name is Rachel, she is from Australia, and she has been a delight for all of us to get to know. She has been here three months helping […]

Some Things I Love (and One I Don’t) (2013-5-21)

Let me begin with something I don’t love about blogging on a mission trip. My function while here is often different from the roles of others, and often separates me from them during the course of the day. So I end up blogging at night about things I know, and all I really know are […]


Today was a reminder of the “glory days” in Uganda four years ago.  I woke to no running water.  I managed a light bathing from the 6 ounces of water left in my bottle.  The hair would just have to wait. I truly enjoyed my day at the medical clinic.  The morning started with a […]

A Day for Worship (2013-5-19)

Today we worshipped at God’s Care Church. It is hard to know where to begin in describing the experience. The style of worship is very African, very informal. There is a lot of singing and dancing and brief exhortations before the sermon, which was reduced (for our sakes, I think) to slightly over an hour. […]

A Sabbath (2013-5-18)

Today was a planned break. We took an excursion to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where we took a touring safari. It really was amazing to see elephants, water buffalo, warthogs, waterbucks, wildebeest, hippos, rhinos and lions in their native environment. Our guide, Peter Ben, told us we were extremely blessed to see two male lions. […]