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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Unexpected Journey to Self Worth

After spending the day working and in fellowship with Sports Outreach Institute (SOI), members of the SOI staff shared their testimony with our team. One of these staff members, Milly, a single mother of 5, shared how she was very shy and felt that she was beneath many people and without any self worth. In […]

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Beautiful Feet

Today several members of our team got to visit with women that participate in a program called “Beautiful Feet.” The goal of this program is to help young women who have been in horrible situations find hope through counseling, discipleship, and vocational training. We were warned beforehand that due to their traumatic experiences, the women […]

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What is Faith without Action?

After roughly 24 hours of travel, the team arrived in Entebbe to the warm welcome of old friends and new faces. Just to seeing the country at night does not do it justice, there are so many sights, sounds, even smells to take in that it is almost too much even for those of us […]

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Today several members of our team and I…

Today several members of our team and I got to visit with women that participate in a program called “Beautiful Feet.” The goal of this program is to help young women who have been in horrible situations find hope through counseling, discipleship, and vocational training. We were warned beforehand that due to their traumatic experiences, […]

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Uganda Update

With less than 2 weeks until the Brentwood team departs for Uganda, we were provided an update from our partner Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) on the work that continues in the Pugwini village. Last year, the Brentwood team in a partnership with SOI, built a piggery in the Pugwini village, worked on the school/church, planted […]

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