An African Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Day. All around the world, Americans are gathering to celebrate this momentous holiday. Yes, I said all around the world. Even here, in the middle of Nowhere, Uganda, Americans are gathering. What used to be an American holiday is now known across the globe. Although celebrated mostly by Americans, the holiday is …

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How Hollywood Got Spirituality Wrong

Uganda is home to thousands of witch-doctors. In fact, one of these used to live across the road from my ministry. Although long gone, his memory presents an important reality- witchcraft is alive and well in Uganda. When New Hope first started, a local witchdoctor approached the leaders and claimed that the Ministry wouldn't last …

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Pictures of Paradise

The hot sun beats down on withered, yellow grass. Cicadas scream their swear words to the sky. A dog barks somewhere nearby. The smell of smoke filters through the air, signaling that dinner is being cooked at the house. Warm air filters down from above, settling on your skin. This is Africa. As you've seen …

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Appreciating God’s Creation

As I write this, I am sitting on a mountain, a thousand feet up, overlooking Lake Victoria. I am in Musana Camps, a camp/ministry founded by my ministry, New Hope Uganda. Located, as previously stated, over Lake Victoria, Musana Camps reaches out to a lot of the fishing villages, while also providing a place for …

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