I have been quietly planning a trip to Africa. The plan is in place. The airline tickets purchased. I received my passport back from the embassy with a visa for the destination country.
I will spend some time there visiting some families I am acquainted with; will visit some churches and at least one school; and I plan to do some considerable amount of sightseeing.
Inevitably, some pressing needs will come to my attention. No doubt the experiences of this visit will whet my appetite for such things and I will want to do more visits in the future. I expect to come away with ministry ideas.
How to Help
If you want to help me on this adventure, including giving me the capacity to respond appropriately to immediate needs (or to upgrade my accommodations; please see full disclaimer under Support) you can do so directly at https://paypal.me/revr and of course I will be thankful.
Oh, the dates: I’ll be going for most of the month of August 2016. The place? Uganda.
19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
— Colossians 1:19-20, nrsv
Feel free to ignore this announcement.
For those who appreciate my blog, I have added a page to the menu on the site,
There you can find a link to a means of making a contribution. I am not in dire need and using this link is purely optional. Our family is well cared for and the local congregation I serve is a fantastic group of loving people who do everything they can and more for us.
However in the course of ministry in the larger community I sometimes encounter needs that are real but for which personal budget constraints make it hard to respond. Also I am considering some travel in the fairly near future and any help in that will be very much appreciated. And it has occurred to me that from time to time some generous soul out there might want an opportunity to help for these or other reasons.
Please read the disclaimers at the link.
For the whole law is summed up
in a single commandment,
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
— Galatians 5:14, NRSV
Give instruction to the wise,
and they will become wiser still; teach the righteous
and they will gain in learning.
— Proverbs 9:9
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
— Psalm 119:105, NRSV
Light and Life
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
— Psalm 27:1