February 12th, 2015

No Charge and Challenges in Kumi

We found out some Ugandan pastors insist on being paid before they will pray for people. “Pay before I pray.” Yet the apostle Paul claimed his approach was to minister without charge (1 Cor. 9:12, 15, 18). Because of your contributions I can and will continue, to minister here without ever accepting or requesting any payment. […]

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February 9th, 2015

Thank You for Loving Us

We completed our training of eleven trainees.  Next was the rural,  poor region of Igana, about 75 miles from Mbale. We drove there two straight days, and four of the trainees did nearly  all the training. The children were barefoot (not good, since there are chiggers in the ground), and we had encounters with Ugandan culture such as […]

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February 6th, 2015

A Work in Progress

The morning air is cool and fresh as I watch sunrise over the ridge of Mt Elgon. By lunchtime temperatures will be in 90’s.  Yesterday was spent training eleven Ugandan pastors to become trainers using our materials on Christian family, parenting and pastoring. Now some of these men will be asked to stretch –  by doing portions of the training as […]

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February 5th, 2015

Volunteering at the Winter Refuge

Every Winter Ecclesia partners with other local churches and organizations to provide a place where those who are living on the street can come have a meal and a safe place to sleep. During the two weeks that Ecclesia served, we had over 70 volunteers participate.  Ryan Fabry volunteered with his community group and offered […]

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February 5th, 2015

Mbale

These are the eleven pastors we are training to be trainers– dear, gentle, Jesus-loving pastors.  Simon (to my left) was beaten and left for dead several years back. David was a street boy, yet now is pastoring the main church. Their lives remind me of 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, 18.  Our lives become stories of God’s glory. 3 You show that […]

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February 4th, 2015

Good Morning From Entebbe

Good Morning from Entebbe. I arrived safely (aside from our pilot aborting the landing on final approach– turns out the tower forgot to tell him there was a plane still on the runway). Mark Wold, my training partner met me at Entebbe airport at 10:30 pm. On the flight I was seated next to a very interesting Dutchman named […]

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February 3rd, 2015

Mistakes Make Memories

I have officiated many weddings. I always tell couples, “Do not aim for a perfect wedding. Aim for a memorable wedding. Usially there will be one thing that does not go according to plan.” So, that might also apply to overseas trips. A funny thing happened when I got tothe Minneapolis airport. They informed me […]

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