I write this post sitting a DFW gate d14 waiting for my flight to Amsterdam to take off. It’s the first leg of a 25-hour journey to Entebbe, Uganda.
This is a last mintute trip that all started last Saturday when my good friend Sam sends me this text:
“Want to come with us to Uganda? I need someone to shoot photography/video. I will pay all costs. Please.”
Long story short… By the end of that day I had bought a ticket to Uganda that left a little less than a week later. Crazy huh?
My only hestitation was being here for Holly as we prepare for her surgery. She would hear nothing of it – she insisted I go and may be more excited than me about me going.
In every way this was an answer to prayer, and the deepest desires of my heart. I told Holly a few days before that all I wanted was to get away, I needed to get out of Dallas and out of “cancer world” for a little while before her surgery. Little did I know I would getting quite so far away.
Many of you know I went to Ethiopia last year, and this trip will be much like it. I will spend 8 days on the ground going from one ophan community to another. We will be playing with kids, and profiling the communities in hope that a church in the US will sponsor them through Children’s Hopechest.
It will also be the launch of Sam’s new non-profit, Hopemongers. You can check hopemongers.org for updates and blog posts.
As you may of guessed from Sam’s text, I will be shooting photo and video while there. A friend generously loaned me some professional video gear, so I am hoping for some good stuff.
I’ll be back at 1pm on the 17th, just in time for Holly’s surgery on the 18th.
Please pray that it would be a productive trip that God would use for His glory and that I would come back ready to be be everything Holly needs me to be.