Thursday, November 10, 2011


The small MAF plane that flew us from Torit to Kampala

From October 27 to November 1, Maynor and I made a short visit to Uganda. We flew on a small plane sent by MAF Uganda. Because of rain we flew below the clouds, giving us some magnificent views of the South Sudanese and Ugandan countrysides.

A view of the Nile from the skies.

One of our principal purposes of the trip to Uganda was to see our friends at Emmaus Center in Katikamu, about 50 km north of Kampala. We have been able to send a number of youth from Torit to programs at Emmaus, including Isaac Jackson, who recently completed a six month discipleship formation and evangelization training program. With the help of Ugandan lay missioniary Dennis Kiyimba (who’s serving in Torit) we are planning to send seven youth to an international impact week at Emmaus in December. We are also hoping to send an additional young man and young woman to next year’s discipleship formation program at Emmaus.

Mass in Emmaus Chapel.

During the course of our few days there I was also able to speak with Robert Tuhumbise, Director of Emmaus, as well as another national Catholic lay leader about collaborating on some outreach efforts during our visit to East Africa next spring. With the help of Noelle Gornik (who’s doing faith inspired development work in Uganda) we are also looking into ways to reach other high school age Catholic youth in the Kampala area.

1 comment:

  1. I am pleased to read this. I do catholic youth ministry in Uganda, and what a blessing it would be to connect with you.