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31-Day Prayer Guide for the Release of the Lubwisi New Testament!

31-Day Prayer Guide for the Release of the Lubwisi New Testament!

Shortly after my last prayer letter, one Sunday morning I was discouraged and I felt like staying at home. (Isn’t it amazing how so often it is just before God is going to work that things seem the darkest?) BUT, I was really happy I didn’t follow my flesh to stay home… Click to read more

Arrived in Bundi!

Arrived in Bundi!

Some of you read my blog update from last week on the paradoxes of going and returning... On the mix of the joys and burdens of holding two very different lives and countries in your hands and hearts. It has been sweet to see how my old Ugandan friends are also recognizing and processing this-one of them said to me earlier this week: "how do the people at home ever let you go? How do they do it? ... I don't know how to describe it, but when you left us, we had a big gap... We suffer a wound from which we shall never recover." This brought joy to my heart because of the sweet friendship and connection that God had blessed me with from my old Ugandan village; and it also brings tears because I and they still miss our friendship so very much. Pray that God would bring the same friendship and connection with the new people I will be living among here in Bundibugyo... Click to read more

Laura-Radio Interview, MCBI

Laura-Radio Interview, MCBI

After spending years as a political assistant preparing politicians for and writing talking points for media interviews, I had my own very first radio interview on the MCBI network... Hear it here, Click to read more

Leaving Our Comfort Zones-Bundi 2015

Leaving Our Comfort Zones-Bundi 2015

A few weeks ago I spoke on Sunday morning sharing what the Lord has for me next in Uganda-as well as sharing what God has been teaching me about leaving our "Comfort Zones." God always wants us to keep us uncomfortable-moving and growing in our dependence on Him. My brother video taped the message (Don't you just love family enthusiasm?! :) Here it is, enjoy! … Click to read more

Happy Returns

Happy Returns

This week I went back to my old village for a visit. It was wonderful to see my Ugandan friends and some of my former co-workers. When I arrived my dear Ugandan ladies hollered and danced and hugged and laughed. Their commotion caused others to join and it was a sweet reunion with laughter, joy, and tears. For many of these precious people (many of whom never travel far) once you leave you almost grieve it as the death of the person in your life.

Although I promised to visit I think they didn't really believe I would return to Uganda. When I suddenly appeared at their hut they at first looked at me as if I was a ghost but then they ran towards me realizing I was indeed real! Haha. It was wonderful to catch up with them and meet new babies, see growing children and youth, and share in the joy of friendship... Click to read more

Evangelism in Everyday Life

Evangelism in Everyday Life

Late last year I began to sense the Lord putting more and more of a passion in my heart for evangelism. It’s been interesting to see other people confirm this as well. Even just the little comments since I returned home like “Laura, I know you’re a gifted Administrator-but the joy I see on your face as you lead Bible studies or tell children about Jesus… this is what God is calling you to… Click to read more

Fall 2013 Update

Fall 2013 Update

It was a warm sunny afternoon in early October. We had gathered for the celebration of the fourth anniversary of our church. 500 people had shared a meal outside together on the grass outside our homes. The little inflatable pool had been filled with water for the baptisms to follow our celebration meal. 13 people from our church would be baptized that afternoon. I rejoiced as I watched each person testify to their faith in Jesus Christ and his power in their lives. Then, a little girl named Rachel stood up and gave her testimony of faith in Christ—as confidently and courageously as any of the adults. I was overcome with the happy tears that began pouring out of my eyes washing the dust off my face. She shared how “Auntie Lolah” (how Ugandans say Laura) had taught her the Bible in Sunday School. Rachel shared her faith with a resolute focus I’ll never forget. The previous few months had been wearing-but then in an instant God gave me a token of His special blessing and encouraged my heart in a way that only He can... Click to read more

August Update-Video!

August Update-Video!

For this months update I decided to do something a little different. A few weeks ago, one of my Canadian churches, Calvary Fellowship Ottawa, had a regional conference and they asked for a little video update from each of their missionaries. I thought I would share this informal video update with you as well! It will give you a little peak into life and ministry here in Uganda... Click to read more

June & July Update: Seeds Sown

June & July Update: Seeds Sown

"Future missionaries will be rewarded... let them not forget us, who worked when all was gloom, and no evidence of success in the way of conversion cheered our paths." -David Livingstone

I’m so grateful for all those who have gone before, not only those in the early years of missions (like David Livingstone) but more recently all the work that was done here throughout the years before I moved here laying the groundwork of this ministry... Some of you who are familiar with the history of Uganda will recognize that we are working in the area where the Uganda Bush War took place. The name of our village literally means “where the heads come off.” Past government used to bring those who were not in compliance with their rule here, and thus the area earned its name. This area which used to be plagued with such despair is now becoming known for a new reason... Click to read more

Bon Voyage in January!

Thanks for visiting my new website. I’m really excited to share this next chapter of life with you! Right now life is a crazy “collage” of continuing to work on the Hill, packing, preparing, and saying goodbyes before I move to Uganda—the place I’ll call home for the next couple years! … Click to read more