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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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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July 29th, 2015

Season of Renewal

My wife, Amy, and I have been regular attendees of Ecclesia since 2012. As new creative professionals in a city loaded with a daunting stock of creative talent, we floated for a few months seeking a church with weekly bible-based fare and congregation somewhere near our demographic. We currently serve on the parking team and […]

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July 7th, 2015

Welcome Charles McDonald!

We are very happy to welcome Charles McDonald to Ecclesia as interim Worship Director!  While new to the Ecclesia family, his friendship with a few Ecclesians attracted him to apply for this position.  He will lead worship for the first time at Ecclesia this coming Sunday, July 12.  He will also work directly with the Worship […]

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June 21st, 2015

Welcome New Lead Pastor Jon Ritner!

Announcing Jon Ritner as the new Lead Pastor of Ecclesia! [8/25 Update:  Jon & Kristyn have been with us for three Sundays now, and are getting their family settled in LA.  Jon will teach on Sunday September 6 and September 13.] After a leadership search spanning five months and hundreds of candidates, we are excited […]

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