Just over a week ago, Mila and I went to the Rhino Refugee Settlement to help with a children's program we do in cooperation with a local church there. Because so many children show up we split them into two groups based on age. The younger kids are up to about six years old but … Continue reading Surprising Priorities
We are living in Uganda, Africa and loving it! Please allow me to begin this first update from within Uganda with a huge thank you to everyone who has been praying for and supporting us. The transition has had it's challenges, (ie: jet lag, sickness, general adjustments) but we are doing very well, making friends, … Continue reading Mingone! Hujambo! Marhaban! Hello from Uganda!
So much has happened over the past couple months as we prepare to move to Uganda that I thought it appropriate to post a more traditional point-by-point update. So, without further adue... To begin, we are delighted to announce that Borderlands International is officially a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! This allows us to receive tax-deductible … Continue reading Just a good old update
Stories from a Sheikh, a Texan, Wyoming, Africa and the heart.
The following is a correspondence Sal wrote me after his second week in Uganda. For the past week I (Sal) have been camping in the Ofua district of the Rhino Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Upon reaching the camp I was immediately told the meaning of the word Ofua. So too, I will start this letter … Continue reading A week at the “Place of Leprosy”
As I peer out over the uncharted waters of 2018, there are tempests and waves, darkness and thunder; but through it all stands a man to whom the winds and waves obey, who penetrates the deepest darkness and who embodies love and mercy. The times grow increasingly uncertain, the urgency of the hour is palpable; … Continue reading 2018: A year of HOPE
It's been three weeks now since we left Michigan and this time of travel has been filled with blessing upon blessing. As we prepare for our move to Uganda, one of our primary purposes of this trip was to fundraise and seek out ministry partners. The Lord, however, has turned it into so much more. … Continue reading The blessing of the time in-between
Northern Uganda is the primary receiving area for South Sudanese refugees. South Sudan, although the world's youngest nation, is home of the fastest growing refugee crisis on the globe. Below is our Special Report newsletter which takes a look at the situation in this West Nile region and explains what our family is doing about … Continue reading Special Report: Northern Uganda
If you receive our newsletter, then you have already received our calendar. If you are not currently receiving our newsletters and would like to, please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Below is a calendar of where we'll be and when during this short period before our family leaves for Uganda. We are making a loop to … Continue reading Uganda, here we come! Calendar
Please allow me to open with this disclaimer: this post may seem unrelated to this website and the mission field. However, it's important to remember that mission work is carried out by people and families who have many of the same needs as any other, ie: spending quality time together. One of the primary purposes … Continue reading The Renaissance Festival: The follow-up