Author: Paul Murphy

August 15th, 2015

August 15, 2015

By Paul Murphy, August 14 This trip has seen more progress – Ugandan trainers are being trained more fully, we have been asked to lay out a 3 year training manual with key topics. And most gratifying – I took time to listen to a number of their personal stories. Wow – pain, faith, care! […]

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August 13th, 2015

August 13, 2015

By Paul Murphy Just completed final training trip to Kumi. About 25, dear, teachable people (see pictures). Three ugandans we trained did portions of the training today and did well. In the Morning we drive six hours to Entebbe airport. I wait seven hours, then my flight is seven hours to Amsterdam with a four-hour layover, arriving […]

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August 11th, 2015

Updates From The Week, August 7 – 11

By Paul Murphy August 7 Wifi is down most of the time so I cannot update much. Training going well—dear people with amazing faith. Starting Sunday through Wednesday I will be in a different town each day doing training, using our trainees. Keep praying. Updates to this blog will be rare due to poor wifi. […]

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August 3rd, 2015

August 3, 2015

By Paul Murphy A few facts about Uganda – it ranks in top 5 countries globally for: youngest average age; highest population growth rate (the average family has just under 7 children); and most impoverished. Let that sink in – a very young, fast growing, poor country. That is a recipe for trouble in coming […]

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July 31st, 2015

If It’s AUGUST, It Must Be Uganda

By Paul Murphy Departure date is just 3 days away (AUGUST 3). Pray for health, and for safe travel (17 hours on airplanes and 6 hours by car). I am praying for deepening bonds with our Ugandan friends and for extended impact as we train trainers in “Discipleship – growing as followers of Jesus”. We […]

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April 14th, 2015

This Better Be Worth It

”This is a lot of work, it better be worth it.” “I AM the Vine and you are the branches.  My Father prunes every branch…so that it will bear more fruit. This is to my Father’s glory – that you bear much fruit, proving to be My disciples.” (John 15) In our post-Easter sermon series […]

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March 11th, 2015

Stick-to-it-iveness

Hupomoneh is a picturesque word in Greek. It describes a plant struggling to survive under drought conditions. The plant strains and wilts in the hot, dry landscape, forcing its roots down deeper into the soil in a desperate search for life-sustaining moisture. It is tough going. The plant has no idea why the drought has […]

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February 17th, 2015

Home

I am safely home, and without any jet lag so far. I arrived back in Minneapolis lunchtime Sunday, February 15th after a 6-hour car drive, an hour wait at Entebbe airport, 60 minutes sitting in the plane on the tarmac without any A/C, and two 9-hour flights sandwiched around a three hour layover in Amsterdam. […]

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February 14th, 2015

Good Night from Mbale Uganda

A more relaxed Friday has ended. I now have a fallback career – camel rider. I had an answer to prayer.  I was given the opportunity to share the gospel once again with Moses (a man who works here at the hotel). Pray he will feel drawn to faith in Christ. We’re having a marathon […]

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February 13th, 2015

Well, That Is Over

Our second day in Kumi was far better. What a difference a day (and your prayers) makes. There was laughter, sharing from the audience. Simon, one of our Ugandan trainees, was teaching never give up on your spouse or your children (from Galatians 6:7-10). Two husbands turned to their wives and as they held her […]

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