And so began what has now become two decades of loving the people, the view, the pace, the sheer in-your-face reality of Africa. 17 years in Uganda, and nearly 3 now in Kenya, with connections and visits and friends and ministry in all their neighbors: Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, the Somali border, Ethiopia, South Sudan.
Today we remember hither-by-grace: these 20 years are one continuous story of God's mercy in bringing us to this place. Mercy to the few people we've had the privilege to work with? Perhaps, but I mean His mercy to us.
(PS - click on the image of the prayer letter to download and read the original "first letter from Uganda").