Posts Tagged ‘Uganda’

The 4 Things I Will Not Miss About Africa

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… … Continue reading

Wally’s 3 Silly Prayers in Africa

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.… … Continue reading

What Sadly Hasn’t Changed in 30 Years

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… … Continue reading

Why Uganda is Good for Wally’s Prayer Life

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… … Continue reading

The Story Behind “Do Something” by Matthew West

Andrea looked at the bad circumstances around her and thought, “If I don’t do something, who will?” This is just the beginning of the story behind Matthew West’s song latest Way-FM song called, “Do Something.” The song challenges us all to allow God to use us to make a difference in the problems we see. An act of love, whether it seems big or small, can make a huge difference in your family, your community,… … Continue reading