Posted by justicetabernacle on June 19, 2010
today is the conclusion of a near two week adventure on the african continent. since it 1:30 am and we have been up since 4:30 am yesterday, i don’t have a lot of margin of time or energy to write a lot or elaborate on the trip- but since i was finally online for a brief, peaceful, moment, i wanted to sieze the opportunity to give an update from this side of the atlantic.
on june 9th, i began my journey to africa- starting with a quick two day visit with some friends in addis ababa, ethiopia. this was my third time to addis in four years, and it was really great to reconnect there.
on saturday a week ago, i then met with the rest of the team from ncc to start our work with watoto ministries. we spent a few days in kampala and then ventured up to gulu. there are few words to describe the experiences we had. the primary purpose of the trip was to build a classroom (which we did) but beyond that, we got to experience a lot of other aspects of watoto, as well as learn about and pray for the country of uganda.
our team was an intersting mix of dynamic people, which made the trip challenging at times, but absolutely amazing in so many moments. i really love this bunch in a special way. each individual had a unique experience, but we also shared very much corporately as well. God certainly did a great work here in uganda- but also in the members of our team. we had a lot of really great spiritual breakthroughs and we did a lot of praying together.
i plan on writing and processing much more about our time here once i get back to the u.s. we head out tomorrow bound for dc. there are plenty of stories to tell.
in the meantime, God is good- and He is alive and at work here in uganda- redeeming a place that has experienced much darkness- His light is bright though, and there is a lot of new hope to be found here.