Trip 17, Introduction

Tomorrow, 26 May, Casey and I will begin Trip 17 which will ultimately include 12 people and transpire over 2 months.  We have a diverse team including teachers, college students, an eye Doctor, and us regulars.  The youngest is 16, several are first timers to mission trips, and some will incorporate the results of their work in their Graduate thesis.

We will be working at the Stream of Hope Home in Uganda, the Lord’s Servants Home and Academy in Kenya , and visiting a Pastors Training College working in the border region with the Teso people.

One of our projects will be installing a water tank that will allow treated drinking water to be available to the community around the SOH home.  This was funded by fund raising efforts from Ms. Spencer’s awesome 4th grade class at Patriots Elementary School who have been studying about water crisis’ in the world.image

We will also be installing additional solar panels at SOH, building a playground at the LSA School, several smaller projects, meetings to chart the future for the orphanages and school, lots of child educational programs, social efforts with the kids involving art therapy discipline, lots of community support activities following up on previous trips, and equipping church planters in the Teso region with audio Bibles in their language and solar powered video equipment to show the Jesus Film, courtesy of Campus Crusade for Christ.

We thank you in advance for your prayers for God’s guidance, wisdom, and provisional safety and for our families that are back home.

Look for my frequent (hopefully) blog updates.