Monkey Island

Last night we had Chinese Food with Pastor Peter and Pastor Fred from Africa Renewal (ARM’s). It was at a restaurant called, “Fang Fang.” I’ll pass on Chinese Food for a while :) So the lineup for today… John & Lori Courtney are heading to the ARM’s office to meet for a lengthy time with …

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It’s a crazy world!! We arrived in Uganda this morning and while the team was filling out lost bag forms (that’s right… they won’t get here till Saturday!) I hopped in a Land Rover with John Hornbeck from Sisters Church and was wisked away to go and meet the First Lady of Uganda (Janet Museveni). …

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We’re off to Africa in less than 24 hours. The team is myself, Kim Hunt, Beth Fischer, Benjamin Edwards, John Courtney and Lori Courtney. We arrive in Entebbe, Uganda on the morning of the 20th. We’ll spend a week in Uganda driving to Kapchorwa, visiting some refugee camps, shooting a human rights video and hopefully …

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It seems that Uganda is safe as a country (despite the violence in Kenya) except for one region – the region that we are scheduled to go to later in February. Bukwo is overrun by Kenyan refugees; and now, in addition, there is a tribal war breaking out in the Mt. Elgon region of the …

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Uganda in February

Things in Uganda are a bit precarious because of the turmoil in neighboring Kenya. Kenya is living through a nightmare as the results of the recent Presidential election are in dispute (something that is unfortunately all too familiar in Africa where almost no leaders allow themselves to be voted out once in power). Anyway, Uganda …

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Tough Call

The last two days have been rough. Yesterday I had to make a tough call and cut our Uganda team in half for the upcoming trip in February. I’m not too big on backtracking or giving bad news to some great people. In the end, however, we are committed to being responsible and strategic in …

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More Pics

Here are some more pictures… Top to bottom: – At the airport in Entebbe – With Sisters Community Church’s pastor Tim Kizziar – On the road to Kampala: Boys sitting on top of a hundred live chickens – African Sunrise – With Moses and Godwin (from Kapchorwa) – Overlooking the Bukwa (sometimes spelled “Bukwo”) city …

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