Black Gold from Mt. Elgon

​15 adults, 400 lbs of coffee in a Toyota crew cab on a steep 4wd road.  Check that one off your bucket list. wild ride We planned on visiting several coffee farms on the slopes of Mt. Elgon near the Kenya border.  Our hosts borrowed a government vehicle and together with our van we headed…

Living in exile

​We were watching the presidential inauguration late in the evening when my friend Moses Andruga and 5 other pastors from South Sudan arrived.  They were interested in seeing how leadership changed in America without wars and killing.   We were able to secure funding and get permission from the refugee camp commander to  bring these…

Sweet time of Prayer

Yesterday the pastor’s wives gathered to share together in our afternoon session.  Sitting in a circle, 22 women told of God’s work in their lives and shared their prayer requests.  Kathy started off by sharing what the Lord had been teaching her from Psalm 23.  One by one each woman stood to tell her name…

Greatly Encouraged

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33”. This was the theme of the Ugandan Madudu Bible Conference this year. All week we have focused on 1 Peter with the subject of suffering for the name of Christ. What better instruction for…

Sometimes you just gotta eat!!

Greetings from the Pearl of Africa! We have just completed our second day of our FFCM Bible Conference where nearly a dozen churches are gathered to lift their voices in praise and sit and learn as a disciple of Christ. The format is simple: two main sessions followed by break out sessions where the men,…

0° 21.308’N 32° 51.946’E – (Google Earth)

Frontier Force Bible Conference There is always a fresh sense of anticipation as we drive through the sugar cane fields, past Ssezibwa falls and up the hill to Madudu village where we hold our annual Bible conference.  We received a warm welcome as usual from the people who were already gathered in the church awaiting…

Uganda Team Arrives Safely

We have arrived! After 20 plus hours of traveling we made it safely to our gracious hosts near Kampala at the Rest Gardens. We all got a good nights rest in our rooms outfitted with mosquito nets. Over breakfast this morning we spent some time talking about the week and sharing different things that have…

An Opportunity that Needs Prayer!

An Opportunity via Social Media I first met Moses Andruga in 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  He lives in Pageri, South Sudan near the Uganda border and in the middle of an ongoing war zone.  In spite of constant danger to he and his family he continues to faithfully serve our Lord and King….

SFO-EBB

Uganda 2017 On January 10, 2017 we will depart from SFO  as a team of 6 on our way to Uganda to continue our ministry partnership with Frontier Force Christian Ministries.  Joining team leaders Andy and Kathy Sodestrom will be Shawna Swafford and Janie Phillips from Hessel Church.  Shawna is a photographer and has been to Uganda several…