Maranga!!! (that's how we greet each other in Uganda, where I serve the Ik people, a small tribe in Uganda)
In October 2016 God called me dramatically into the mission field (after an "unaware" life-long preparation for this chapter in my life). Initially, I launched with a 2 year missionary training program (TIMO: Training in Ministry Outreach) under the umbrella of AIM (African Inland Mission) and DIGUNA (a German mission organization).
Being trained as a missionary while in the mission field was a great experience for me. Being forced to adapt to a simpler lifestyle (no running water, no electricity, no network, no store/market, etc...) is something I wish everyone had a chance to do, because it teaches you daily to appreciate all you have.
After the official training portion of my missionary program was completed, I continued (as the only "muzungu", i.e. white man) to live amongst the Ik people, a small tribe in a very remote location in NE Uganda, to continue my established ministries. Today - I focus mainly on children and youth including almost daily events in different villages, churches and schools. Daily -- I feel the blessings of God when sharing His Word with these remote, forgotten people.
Prior to accepting my assignment in Africa - I worked in Children Ministry at Lutheran Church of Hope (Iowa). This experience equipped me perfectly for the daily challenges and tasks I face in Uganda.
I really appreciate your support (prayer and monetary) and it gives you an opportunity to be part of God's marching order to 'go out into the world to make disciples'.
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