Mingone! Hujambo! Marhaban! Hello from Uganda!

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!

Just a good old update

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

The Fifth Gospel

Stories from a Sheikh, a Texan, Wyoming, Africa and the heart.

The blessing of the time in-between

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

Uganda, here we come! Calendar

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 <hsanchez5811@gmail.com>. 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

YWAM: Our Family

This Fall when we arrive in Uganda, Africa, we will be received by the staff of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Arua. We have been in contact off and on with these guys for about four years now, since we first believed God was calling us to Uganda. We have enjoyed getting to know them … Continue reading YWAM: Our Family

A lovely detour

It is hard to believe that the year is almost over! 2016 has been an incredible year, full of laughter and tears, disappointments and victories, sorrows and joy. And God has met us every step of the way. As some already know, our plans have changed slightly in that we have temporarily returned to the … Continue reading A lovely detour

Cute Challenges to writing an update: or “From point A to point B”

As I write this, I am hiding in a corner at the YWAM base (our internet access location). Earlier I sat up to a table in the community area as I composed the first draft. Linda, a very cute girl around 9 years old skipped up to me. She is mute and was having trouble … Continue reading Cute Challenges to writing an update: or “From point A to point B”

Michigan to Guadalajara and 4,000 miles in between

Since leaving Gillette, Wyoming following the Picnic in the Park, life has been a bit of a whirlwind. We have shared much of our stateside journey already, so I’ll jump right into our trip here in Mexico.      We crossed the border in Laredo. For anyone looking for a mission field within the United States, … Continue reading Michigan to Guadalajara and 4,000 miles in between

Less than a week to go!

And so, the countdown begins. In exactly six days from today we will be driving across the US-Mexican border (deep breath... and exhale...) But do not worry about us. The hours we have put into preparation, planning and research have been countless. We even bought this book: As it turns out, driving across Central and … Continue reading Less than a week to go!