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Last Days in Uganda

Our bedroom view...

Our time in Nyamarwa, Uganda is coming to an end. We spent our last morning on a sunrise hike up one of the many local mountains. We sat reflecting on our time in Nyamarwa, the blessings as well as the challenges. As the sun rose and the village came to life we talked about the blessing of living amongst Ugandans in their native village. Coming into Uganda we didn’t quite know what to expect. We never could have anticipated the kindness and gentleness that the Ugandan people express. We also couldn’t have anticipated the challenges we would face – through those challenges we have learned more about mission work than any text book could have taught us.

Tomorrow we will leave for the capital city of Kampala for a short 24 hour trip to prepare for our journey into Sudan. On the 13th of January we will meet up with Kennedy Obura a local Ugandan and board a midnight bus…yes midnight bus. While in Sudan we will be working with the Mbale mission team on several of their current projects; See ministry (eye exams and distributing glasses), goat project and church plants. Through the Messiah Theological Institute which was founded by the Mbale mission team there have been over 400 churches planted throughout Uganda, Sudan and Kenya.

From Sudan we will travel through Mbale and head towards Kenya. The Kitale Children’s Home, just over Mt. Elgon, is where we will spend a week working with the staff and children. We pray that God continues to use us to spread the joy and love that we have found by putting our faith in Him. I’m not too sure when we will have the time to take a step back and reflect on our time in Africa. When we finally do, it will be as if something is missing.

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  1. Paige
    January 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I am so glad that you have gotten so much out of your time there! Enjoy what time you have left in Africa…can’t wait to see more pics 🙂

  2. Sara
    January 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Matt-that was beautiful. I know you guys have had an amazing time there and will always cherish the memories you made. We are with you in heart!

  3. Bradley
    January 13, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I really enjoy following your adventure online. I enjoy reading about the experiences and I love the pictures. You have such a eye for photography. My hope is that after the adventure is through that you will be able to publish the photos. They are truly incredible. May God continue to bless you and keep you safe. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  4. Melanie
    January 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    geeeez, what I would give to get to experience Sudan and Kenya with you guys…I cannot WAIT to hear all about it. You best be taking lots of pictures!!!!

  5. February 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    So wonderful to read about your adventures and service. I hope this is just the beginning of a life time of Africa stories for you both!

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