A Mile for Every Day

I always told myself I could never and would never go on a mission’s trip. Needless to say, God has one heck of a sense of humor. Attending Brentwood Church, you cannot hide from the closing statement Pastor Jon uses relentlessly, “Go, change the world.” These words were predictable & honestly quite tiresome, until six […]

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Partners in Prayer

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts – Isaiah 55:9 (NIV) We cannot always understand the plan that God has for us and the struggles that we encounter along the way. We can simply be faithful to him, pray boldly, […]

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Reconnecting the Head to the Body

Men in the United States are faced with many challenges every day, some significant and some that may seem small. We deal with issues on the job, with our friends, and at home with our families. By our nature, we are very proud and like to be in control of it all, even though at […]

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Slowly by Slowly

We live in a very fast paced world of constantly advancing technology, fast moving people seeking instant gratification, where our entire lives and conversations are summed up in a facebook post or a 140 character tweet. Instead of sitting down for a dinner with friends and family, we hit the drive through. Instead of stopping […]

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Women of Pugwini

We sat on wooden desks, carried out of the nearby daycare as everything here is multi-purpose. I looked at the faces of almost 50 women who had gathered from Pugwini village to meet with myself, and fellow team mates Erin and Gena, for an informal session about marriage. As I scanned their faces I saw […]

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Stretched

There are times in all of our lives where God will stretch us all beyond our comfort zone. Our faith and love for him will allow this stretching to mold us from what we are to what we should be. Looking back on the mission trip to Gulu, Uganda, I was personally able to see […]

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Last Day in Gulu

The Uganda team wrapped up their time in Gulu with a visit to Luguntu village. During this time, our team visited homes, served porridge to the children during a break from school, sang songs and danced with the younger children, and then played a friendly game of soccer. We had offered to split the teams […]

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Unspeakable Joy

When I was asked to write a post about this trip, at first I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write on. The more I thought about it though, the term “unspeakable joy” kept coming to mind. I don’t know what it is, but it seems like everytime I go to a third world country, […]

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Off to see the Wizard…Again

Today started with farming in the Pugwini where we weeded the garden and prepared it for planting sweet potatoes. During this work, several young men came from the village to help, showing how they were taking ownership of the work, which is so great to see as many within this country expect a handout and […]

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