People ask me all the time if my work in Uganda is part of my job. The answer to that question is complex and hard to explain. I work at AIM (Adventures in Missions) in Parent Ministry, which entails helping and supplying resources for parents, as their adult children travel around the world doing mission … Continue reading Greater Hope
I met some Mountain Movers when I arrived in Arua. This group of amazing people were from different work backgrounds, cultures, and age groups. They are the other presenters, and each has a specific gifting and role for the conference. The group is a study in diversity. There are so many ways in which we … Continue reading Mountain Movers
My heart has pulled into its shell for protection, just like a turtle. In the wake of all the usual voices after a school shooting tragedy, it cannot handle the quagmire of clogged minds. It cannot handle the thoughts of children stopped from fulfilling their life dreams, or the images of teachers-turned-decoys with targets on … Continue reading What About the Children?
The story that got me here, the one that actually got me on the plane to Uganda, wasn’t the fact that there were refugees or even the orphans of war, those exist in many places around the world. No, as compelling as those stories are, I would have been content to read about them from … Continue reading The Story
I climbed the marble stairs one at a time. They were enormous, but beyond my notice because at the top of them were the most massive doors I had ever seen. My heart pounded but it was difficult to distinguish if it was the climb or the awe which made it beat so rapidly. “What … Continue reading The Heart of God
I am a hypocrite. Allow me to explain. I have taught my children to believe in a God who protects his children. I have taught them that to be bold in their profession of faith is a desirable trait. I have taught them that to follow Jesus and to be like him should be their … Continue reading I am a Hypocrite
Dearest Y Squad, Your blogs have done it…are doing it. Your pictures too. They are breaking up the hard ground inside of us. Reshaping the way I see the world…the way we all see it. Showing us pain. Displaying vulnerability. Painted pictures of love and of life. Life that is inexplicably hard and the compassion … Continue reading Dearest Y Squad