If you’re on our email list you will have heard about the two deaths experienced by members of our community last week. This week, we report several additions to that number. Edward Atheo (whose son’s body we transported last Sunday) this week lost his wife (he’s now outlived five children and two wives).
I have a favorite photograph from my first visit to Karamoja—one of the mission’s workers at church on Sunday morning. The background is washed in morning light. He is smiling and wearing a mint-green broadcloth button-down shirt that he, no doubt, purchased especially to wear
I won’t try to spin this to show how God’s providence shines through it. Christ will ultimately be all in all, but right now, we are at a nadir and feeling very discouraged. One of our workers and a very faithful member of the Nakaale
As Christopher mentioned in an earlier blog, the husband of one of our compound workers died last Sunday. During the week, we and the Okkens went to visit the widow, Lucy, and bring her a small gift of rice and a chicken. As is often
Some time back, you may have heard via the Okkens about some reported cases of witchcraft in Karamoja (if you didn’t, you can read about them here and here). The particular case of Luomo Gabriel has been on the hearts and minds of the congregation and the
Many of you heard my pleas for prayer for dry roads upon our arrival. The dirt road from Mbale (the closest city) to Karamoja can be rather treacherous during the rainy season due to muddy ruts and stuck traffic. That same road has a handful
Some of the clinic staff went a few days ago to take a woman up to Tokora hospital who had been in labor but the child had died and she had gone out of labor and needed to be induced (if you’re looking for gory
Our last night in Karamoja (Would like to put an em dash here but cannot find the keystroke on the Okken’s PC) I beat Caleb about 34-0 in Connect Four, we had a lovely dinner, and the children watched some freaky video of these scary