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November Trip to Jinja

Vicki and I are preparing for a trip to Jinja, Uganda in November to work with Fount of Mercy.  Jinja is where Vicki’s sister, Vanessa, has lived for the past five or six years and Fount of Mercy is an organization that Vanessa helped develop.  Fount of Mercy builds indigenous African organization’s capacity to provide...

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Brevity of Life

One of the things that led me to surrender to missions was a reflection on how short life is in relation to how long eternity is.  It has been said that 50 years after you die, there will be no one left that will remember you.  Can you remember the name of your great, great,...

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Uncharity

I feel called to take some of the things I learned while teaching at the Christian Men’s Job Corp and work to develop a vocation education program for the men in Uganda.  So many people want to provide charity to help with the poverty, but despite our best intentions, charity rarely provides a long-term solution,...

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Fellowship of the Unashamed

Vanessa shared this with me before she boarded her flight back to Uganda. It was something that her pastor in Jinja shared this past Sunday. Dr. Robert Morehead tells the story a young man from Rwanda who was forced by his tribe in 1980 to renounce Christ or face death. He refused to renounce Christ,...

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Orphan Crisis in Uganda

According to a 2012 UNICEF study, there are 2.5 million orphans living in Uganda right now.  Exactly how many orphans is that?  Below is a picture of Cowboys Stadium. Cowboys Stadium holds about 80,000 people.  To contain all of the orphans in Uganda, you would need over 31 of these stadiums.  Of the 2.5 million...