â€œBlessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”Â Matthew 5:6 One of the most difficult aspects of moving to a South Beach lifestyle has been changing the way I think about food: carbs and fats in particular.Â I know the Bible says “man shall not live by bread alone” … [Read more…]
This was truly one of the longest days of my life.Â Literally. All 48 hours of it. Yep, that’s right.Â I got to experience an extra-long day thanks to the glory of air travel across multiple time zones. And although I left a large chunk of my heart in Africa with those precious children, I … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Near Byali, Uganda.Â 10:43 P.M Village time.Â That’s 2:43 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. I’M IN DE-NILE! This morning our team had a wonderful and unique opportunity.Â Because Cindy leaves tomorrow, she needed some time alone with the children to explain to them about what is happening over the … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Village of Hope, near Biyali, Uganda.Â 7:09 P.M. Village time.Â That’s 11:09 A.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. THE MISSION BEGINS! This was our first full day at the Village. We enjoyed a breakfast of french toast – which may simply be fried sweet bread – but it was REALLY … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Gulu, Uganda.Â 9:39 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 1:39 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME What a day!Â What an amazing, incredible, beautiful, heartbreaking day!
DATELINE: Gulu, Uganda.Â 8:02 P.M.Â That’s 12:02 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. THE LONG AND BUMPY ROAD Today, we made it to Gulu! Because things have begun to settle down after the bombings in Kampala, the VoH board decided to have us drive after all.Â Charles-the-Driver (not to be confused … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Entebbe, Uganda.Â 11:04 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 3:04 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. We made it to Africa!Â It’s been a full 24 hours since we left American soil.Â It’s hard to believe, but we’re actually HERE!!
Note:Â These blog entries are taken directly from my journaling over the past two weeks.Â I have backdated them to reflect the actual dates and times of my writing.Â And I promise to do a better job of blogging this trip than the one I took in November.Â Who knows, I might even write about … [Read more…]
In the words of a current local sports team slogan….It’s time. Time to go.Â Time to be the hands and feet of Jesus to desperate and needy children.Â Time to share love and hope with children who have suffered unimaginable loss and sorrow.Â Time to speak words of healing and joy to those who are … [Read more…]
Most people, when they are preparing for a mission trip, spend a lot of time shopping for supplies for international travel.Â They shop for new clothes appropriate for the culture in which they’ll be traveling and the work they will be doing.Â They purchase snacks and little travel-size toiletries and certain creature comforts which may … [Read more…]