This week, the world was handed a gift when Wally was finally able to play the cassette from his '80s band Heaven's Fire. We have the songs here for your listening pleasure, but please be warned that it may cause your speakers to spontaneously combust. If the music moves you, please leave an album review in the comments below. "Edge of Love" "He Died for You" "Lost Without You" "Heaven, Help Me Tonight" With the…

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We love Mandisa and how infectiously happy she is–in both her songs and in person. But what a lot of people don't know is that her song "Overcomer" began a downward spiral into a deep depression that even led to thoughts of taking her own life. Overcomer was inspired by Mandisa's friend Kisha who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kisha lost her battle and went to be with Jesus which hit Mandisa hard: "It shook the foundation…

I am always sad when I get ready to leave Africa. The people and experiences here are amazing, but there are 4 things I will not miss: 1. The urge to do dumb things There are so many opportunities to feel like a kid and do things that are not smart, like balancing on a small log over a contaminated water source, but I can't help myself. Full disclosure, I did ask someone to hold…

It seems that with every trip I take to Africa with Blood:Water, a theme emerges. For this trip, that theme has definitely been prayer. I pray constantly throughout the day. I pray for the people we meet who are hoping God has answered their prayer and that we will help them. I pray for the event when we get home: that God will move everyone's hearts to bring health and life to these amazing people.…

A lot has happened in the last 30 years. We have seen literal walls come down, the internet now fits in our pocket, and a hoodie-wearing tech nerd became a billionaire. But sadly, there are places like the village of Kitunguru in Uganda that have seen very little change over that same 30 year time. It is almost like time has forgotten them. They still walk great distances, carry heavy jugs, and collect water from the…

It has been a few years since I have been to Uganda, and it is so nice to be back. The people are soft spoken and kind, and joy is prevalent, even though they are surrounded by poverty.   As we started the 6 hour car ride to Rukungiri, I began to pray for a safe trip. That is because traveling on the roads here is a constant game of "chicken" with only inches, at times, separating you from…