Thursday, June 28, 2012

David's interview with Solomon a GSF graduate

While we were in Uganda, David interviewed Solomon Jeromo, a young man who grew up at Good Shepherd's Fold Children's Home and is now preparing to go to University to study to be a teacher. We really enjoyed getting to know him during our time at GSF. He helped lead the worship service and we observed as he taught a class on poultry. He is a great example of the work God is doing through GSF to raise a generation who can make a difference in Uganda. Another GSF graduate has recently started her own babies home. She was getting married right around the time of our visit so we did not have the opportunity to meet her. It is beautiful to see the II Timothy 2:2 principle in action, "The things you have heard and received from me, teach to reliable people who will be able to teach others." I have been thinking about how the needs in Uganda are so overwhelming with millions of orphans, but if the children who grow up at GSF continue to minister to others after they graduate, God can use them to make a difference in Uganda and the world!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Kisses from Katie

I just finished reading this book and it was very encouraging! God has used Katie Davis to demonstrate his gracious love to many people. She is a 22 year old who is in the process of adopting 13 Ugandan orphans, and she also has a school sponsorship program and feeding program for many more children. Katie's ministry is located very close to Good Shepherd's Fold. In a country with nearly 3 million orphans and rampant poverty the need is HUGE. It is a blessing that God is working through many different people and ministries to build His kingdom and bring healing in Uganda. I would encourage you all to read this book! And if you prefer to listen, there is an audiobook version available also. Here is a link to a description of the book on the Amazima ministries website:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

We're official!

Now that we have completed missionary orientation and training and have been approved by Global Outreach, we are on their website! Here's the link:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Great week at GlobalOutreach

We had a great week with the Global Outreach staff and other missionary candidates. It is so exciting to hear about how God is at work in the lives of these individuals and throughout the world, building His Kingdom. We particularly enjoyed getting to know three other missionaries who will be serving with us at Good Shepherd's Fold in Uganda. Corrine (center of the photo) is going to GSF to serve as the child sponsorship coordinator. She will connect people in the states with kids at GSF in order to help with school and living expenses. Sharon and Tom (right) are going to GSF to help with coordinating short term teams and maintenance. I hope that you have the opportunity to get to know them through planning a visit to GSF or sponsoring a child there or both. :) We had some really great times together, particularly praying together. We pray that God will bring our team together being "one in spirit and in purpose." Our time together at MOT was a great start.