Friday, August 29, 2014

Life Disrespected

Please take a moment to pray for the sanctity of life in Uganda. 

In the past four weeks two babies have been found dead, discarded in two of the few dumpsters here in Jinja. Baby nunmber one was a child sacrifice, with the noose still around its tiny neck. Baby number two discovered today, discarded naked and only 4 months old less than 1/2 block from the Jinja Crisis Care Pregnancy Center where it would have been taken and loved with out question. 

I know that Uganda is not the only country that suffers this sin, disregarding the sanctity of life given by God, but it is so in my face here.  As much as it breaks my heart, how much more does it break God's? 

Please pray not only for Uganda but all countries who turn their faces away from protecting the innocent. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Uganda 2014

Thanks to Melanie, Brian and Julie for putting this video together of their time at GSF.

 I feel so blessed that God chose to send me to GSF to take on the role of coordinating and hosting the teams and visitors. It has been such a blessing and encouragement to meet over 100 brothers and sisters in Christ this year.

I love thunderstorms!

We are in the rainy season in Uganda.  This past Sunday and today we have had amazing thunderstorms. Huge claps and bright lightening.  

One interesting thing about the rain here is that just when you think it couldn't possibly rain harder it does, like God is opening the faucet even more... Amazing.! 
I'll post some video later so you can get the sound effects as well. Positively deafening with a metal roof. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Uganda March 2014

Thanks to Johnson Ferry Baptist Church for allowing another team to come!! They were such a blessing to Good Shepherd's Fold.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Great Rat Debacle…

We knew we had an uninvited visitor.  It early January and I was up late one night working on emails and heard this awful scratching in the kitchen.  All the lights were off because the power was out…  So I grabbed my flashlight and crept into the kitchen.  The scratching was coming from the corner cabinets.  I approached the door, hiding the light against my chest… as quietly as I could I took hold of the door knob and yanked it open, whipping my flash light around at the same time… prepared to see the frightened and guilty culprit with eyes shining bright red in the light.  All that stealth led to nothing!  So the next day we purchased the only rat traps we could find, 3 sticky boards.  I held little hope of them actually working, feeling like what ever was making such a racket in the cabinets and chewing the door to the point of leaving sawdust on the floor in front of the cabinet would laugh at our attempts to capture him.  I was correct… he continued to torment us.  
We would find evidence of his enhabitance through the pasta bags with holes, dried bean trails… Then the panty/laundry room started to stink!  So Tom, Aldo and David took the washer out on the back porch.  The offending tenant ran out… and we thought we were rid of him!  

Eyewitness Gracie Holbrook reports that,   “It was living in the washer with all the items it had taken from us… plastic bags, pasta noodles and nesting material!”

How ever he got back in… the next day the power was still out…Tom calls Stephen into the kitchen.  He is down on his knees with the flash light… “Stephen, it is here under the cabinet!”

How were they going to get rid of the fast and wile critter?! They didn’t have any thing long enough or sharp enough to reach him.  So they called security knowing they are armed with a bow and arrows (used to chase off the larger wild animal.. i.e. monkeys).  Aldo and David came armed for battle and the hour of his DOOM arrived! 

Gracie and Stephen may have to seek counseling after the trauma of the chase and death of the large rat. When they retell the story of that fateful evening they still cringe and shiver.

We now are sure to close our screen doors even if we just step out the back for a moment!  We have learned our lesson.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


This video was made by Rachel and Kent.  We had the privilege of hosting Rachel, Kent, Sarah Grace and John for 2 weeks.  They gave up Christmas with their families to spend loving on the children of GSF.  It was also such a blessing for all of us who were far from loved ones at Christmas.
Thank you Rachel and Kent for this!!  When are you coming back?!

PS... for friends and family of Sharon... watch all the way to end for a lesson in eating fried grass hoppers... or not....