Giving Tuesday for Defeating AIDS in Uganda

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, its Giving Tuesday in the charity world of non-profits seeking donations for their community projects in this season of sharing.  December 1 is also World AIDS Day.  Since 2007, WorldHope Corps has cared for AIDS orphans in Malawi and sponsored HIV/AIDS care-giving and prevention training in churches for thousands of pastors, lay leaders, and youth leaders. For four years we have sponsored a Uganda Youth EmpowerProject known as  Games for the

Shalom Training Track at CCDA in Memphis–Please share the word!

Shalom Training Track at Christian Community Development Association National Conference  Nov. 11-12th, 2015 Every year, over 4,000 faith-motivated, justice-driven, community ministry leaders gather for the Christian Community Development Association’s national conference.  This year we’re in Memphis for CCDA.  http://www.ccda.org/events/national-conferences In behalf of Communities of Shalom, a member organization, I am pleased to invite you to four events at CCDA in Memphis on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11-12th, 2015:  ·         Networking Lunch Session for trainers ·         Practical Workshop on repurposing church buildings ·         Go and See a Shalom Site in

We’re not in Kentucky anymore

Travel Day Two.  Dubai.  After spending 3 weeks researching and writing about Wesleyan history theology at Asbury Theological Seminary, we took off for another three weeks on the road–in Uganda.  First stop: Dubai.  After tearing across the world’s most opulent airport, I found myself thinking: “We’re not in Kentucky anymore.”  Kampala.  After a 14 hour flight from D.C., we arrived this morning in Dubai in transit to Kampala. After only one hour to change planes, we

Uganda Mission Begins

Travel Day One.  Washington/Dulles International to Dubai Airport.   Rebecca and I leave today to join and lead a team of ten “shalomers” (five Ugandans, four Americans, and one Malawian) on a 21-day mission in Uganda to raise hope and deepen community development projects in Jinja, Mbale and Hoima areas. Every year since 2005 I’ve organized and led a service trip and mission to Malawi or Uganda, either for CitiHope International or WorldHope Corps. This year’s international