Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More pictures

Some tribal dancing
African food
Church at Luzira for the prison staff

I made it back safe. Here are some pictures from Uganda. The last three pictures are the place where I lived.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Last week here

So my time is wrapping up in Uganda, Africa. It has been an experience, an experience that has changed me and will bring change that I do not yet know of. I have finished up my Bible study at the prison and English class this past week. I spent the weekend relaxing in a town called Jinja. We sat on the Nile and ate some good food. We also went to the rain forest (which there is hardly any left at all) and saw some amazing trees and vegetation. Since it is the end of my trip I thought that I would list a few things that I will miss and that I will not miss. First the miss ( and in no particular order)

My host family
Hanging out with wonderful friends
Awesome wildlife
The prisoners
People who know what suffering is

Stuff I will not miss

Bad plumbing
Horrible roads
Ma toke - a real great tasking food
Pretty much the whole infrastructure

I hope to publish some pictures when I get back and internet is a little bit faster.

God bless,


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Prison. . . again

I am back in the prison again. Now I am teaching Philippians, doing some counseling, and playing some sports. This next week I will start the sports and counseling sessions. So far the bible study has been going really well. There are about 80-90 prisoners there for it. We do some singing, some testimonies, and I give a little talk. The whole experience is humbling and beautiful at the same time. These men seem to absorb the word and hold it in their hearts. They are wonderful people. I am also teaching a little bit of English to some women and a man that live around the prison. I really have no idea what I am doing or if they are learning, but hopefully they are.

May the Lord bless you and keep you wherever you are.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Back from Rwanda

I really do not have anything of importance to update you all about. We got back from Rwanda, which was great. We went to a Mexican restaurant which is one of a few in East Africa. It was great to have Mexican food in Rwanda. For a country that in less than 15 years ago was engulfed in genocide, it is completely different than one might think it would be. The roads were all paved and their infrastructure was quite good. It was a good relaxing get away to say the least. I will be in Uganda for the rest of my time (2 1/2 weeks). I do not know exactly what I am doing, but you could pray for me as I do not know what I am going to do with my time. I do not want to become stir crazy with boredom. I want this last two weeks to be great and hear what God is telling me. Also if you could pray for 4 of the people who are heading back tomorrow that would be great. I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July back in the states.

I do want to say thank you for everyone who has been praying for me on this trip. Your prayers have been felt and I am learning a lot. May God bless you in your commitment to his work.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


About 6 of us decided we would go to Rwanda. So here I am in the hotel in which the movie Hotel Rwanda was based on. So far it is a beautiful country. The ride to Rwanda was quite eventful. We left at 1am for an 9 hour bus ride. The bus that we took sold tickets to people to stand in the aisle of the bus. So to say the least it was over crowded and not the most comfortable. We are going to go explore today and see what Rwanda has to offer. Then we will head back for another 9 hour bus ride to Uganda. Pray for us as we head back to Uganda.