A Cross-Cultural experience in Uganda

My cross cultural experience involved spending a fortnight with
schools in Uganda working with Fields of Life (FoL). FoL is a Christian International
Development organisation that reaches out to East Africa by providing schools,
community schemes and education programmes.

I went to Uganda as part of a team, of 15,  from Newtownbreda Baptist. The team, which included my wife Anne,
left in the early hours of Saturday, 30
th July and arrived in Kampala, via Rwanda, late on Monday 1st August. The next day, we set off for the Tom and Margaret
Carroll School in Jinja where we received an enthusiastic welcome and immediately began our programme -
teaching local school evangelists about organising kids clubs. Some of the team also presented the health
and hygiene programme, 'I am Girl', developed by FoL.  I was involved in running kid’s clubs and leading
the school evangelists in devotions.

On Friday, we attended the official opening of a
well that had been dug for a remote community in Namakonkome parish. 
The following Sunday, we arrived at Lusango Living Hope
School, where we had previously worked and where Lusango Christian Fellowship
Church meets. Some of the team took the Sunday school
while others assisted with the service - I preached. Several people came forward for prayer
afterwards. In the afternoon, I led a
Bible study with 40 local pastors, introducing them to training via correspondence

During the week, we ran the programme for school
evangelists and children and on our final Friday we visited families in Lusango village
to give out care packs.

It was a demanding fortnight that raised
awareness of the great need and the great love for Christ that there is in Uganda.

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