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Musana v3.0

Two years ago today I walked into a room of strangers with little in common beyond a willingness to serve God in Uganda. One year later I met another group of people who once again planned and trained and prayed … Continue reading

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Provision

After the first day of Musana VBS, I asked some of the children hanging around me what the best part was.  (They don’t really use the word favorite, instead asking questions like “What is your best color?”)  Some of them thought … Continue reading

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Two weeks

Two weeks from today I’ll be doing my final packing before one final night in my bed and getting on a plane (well, three planes and a bus) to head for Musana. I alternate between feeling incredibly excited, and rather ho-hum. … Continue reading

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“They don’t need us”

It’s only 13 days until I go to an airport with passport in tow with the ultimate destination of Uganda!  I feel both so ready and also so unprepared.  So many things I still have to do before going: study/practice … Continue reading

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Holey slotted spoons!!

(Okay, to be honest, that’s not exactly what I said…  More like, uh, “sacred excrement”…) This morning I opened up my weekly fundraising update e-mail, expecting it to still say “56% funded”.  With just under four weeks to go there … Continue reading

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Poverty and evangelism

In preparation for going to Musana, one of the books that was recommended was When Helping Hurts – which talks about some of the problems and challenges with the ways the church (or society) tries to tackle the issue of … Continue reading

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Missions Dilemma

A few years ago, I realized that there is a BIG problem with the way that westerners do missions.  And because of it, I almost didn’t submit an application to be part of the Musana trip.  I could write a … Continue reading

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Scary thoughts around a fire pit

When I was in elementary school, I went to a Christian summer camp.  One evening during the all-camp gathering, they asked us to bow our heads and close our eyes while our counselors stood around the perimeter of the room. … Continue reading

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Florence’s story

We had our first team meeting this week for our Musana trip.  I feel so humbled to have been chosen and be among these great people!  I look forward to getting to know them more over the next few months. … Continue reading

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I’m going to Uganda!!!

A regular Friday over lunch, checking my e-mail, and my heart stops.  It’s an e-mail titled “Musana VBS Team”. “Hello Musana VBS team!  Yes, that means you are on the team! …” I had applied for missions trips at my … Continue reading

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