September 10th, 2015

The Pulse of Ecclesia

I often tell my nine-year-old daughter, Addy, about the night she was born. Kristyn was asleep in the hospital bed under the influence of an epidural while I sat by her side keeping friends and family up to date on our progress from my laptop. What I vividly remember was that the only sound in […]

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August 20th, 2015

Tales from a Parking Lot

Landing a new job. Birth of a child. Wedding day. There are obvious events in our lives when we celebrate what God is doing. However, our eternal, omniscient Lord is present in every aspect of our lives. Even at the most mundane of activities, our God is there. Making toast, talking to satellite providers, parking […]

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August 16th, 2015

Eyes Up

“Vulnerability” has been a buzz word in the social-ether that my wife and I have heard ever since our migration to Southern California. Over the past few weeks, however, the philosophy of vulnerability has appeared and reappeared at a noticeable frequency in dialog with our community group and elsewhere. So on Sunday when Pastor Jon […]

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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 5th, 2015

A Meeting in Kenya

Co-creating a week-long summer camp for dozens of youth is difficult. Co-creating a week-long summer camp for dozens of youth with collaborators on another continent is double-doubly difficult. Needless to say once we finally arrived in Kenya there was some anxiety in my heart as we approached our first meeting with our collaborators at Homecare. […]

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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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