Monday, March 26, 2012

Gearing Up!

It's been a busy few months now since deciding we would return to New Hope Uganda again, this time for two years.  [Want to know more, click here.]  We are now only 3 months away from our departure date of June 27.   Time has flown by as we have been clearing up our house in preparation to sell it. It goes on the market Monday March 26 which is pretty exciting although we really kinda like our home now it is tidied up with new paint and carpet etc.  

We are going down to Colorado for spring break to my brother Drew and Cindy's place for a week. Dad is also coming out so we are looking forward to spending some time with him before we go to Uganda.

Lastly, we are raising our own support for our mission work with New Hope Uganda so - look out for a newsletter coming to an inbox near you soon. Or click to get a preview here!

P.S. And if you are a Facebook junkie or following the news - check out the post below re. Kony 2012.


New Hope Uganda Responds to Kony 2012 Video

New Hope Uganda has published a response to the Invisible Children Kony 2012 video that recently went 'viral' on Facebook. The Kony 2012 video has raised awareness, questions and emotions both in and outside Uganda -- but falls short in scope because stopping Kony now doesn't unwind the harm committed over decades.

New Hope Uganda's Kobwin Centre is ministering to the 'invisible children' that were and continue to be deeply affected by the atrocities committed by the LRA. By His grace, God is transforming the hearts of these young adults through the gospel - the message of salvation, forgiveness, love and reconciliation that alone brings freedom for these children to live again.

Check out the article on New Hope Uganda's web site and the video interview.

Article:

http://newhopeuganda.org/2012/03/21/a-loving-caring-family-lets-them-know-we-care/

Video:

Charles is a former abducted child soldier who through the grace of God has chosen to forgive his captors rather than seek revenge. We believe that the weapon that will change the issue of Kony and the many children affected by his atrocities is the releasing power of forgiveness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-pdNgQr-I6w