Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pictures from Week 1

Brandon showing off our rooms.

Mike and the boys working on the playground.

Pastor Paul and his wife Susan from our previous post.

Brandon teaching self defense to the ladies.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday at Kasana

Saturday provided another day to see God work in Uganda and in us.

Last night Pastor Paul taught us about the heart of the orphan. Pastor Paul grew up at the children's center here at New Hope. Now, he's a pastor in the area, on staff at New Hope, and teaches at the pastor's training institute. He gave us many insights into the heart of an orphan and into our own hearts.

Today the men continued to work on the playground. Brandon taught a self-defense class and accidentally choked out Scott (he's ok).

We spent the afternoon playing games with our family. Each team is paired with a family at Kasana. A family is made up of a father and mother, their biological children, and 15 or more other children that they raise. Our team is working with the Samuel family. If you come on our next trip to Uganda you will get to meet them. They are great kids.

This evening, Keith (our Alpine partner at New Hope) taught us God's heart for the orphan from the Bible. It was a moving experience to see how God's heart for the fatherless is found throughout Scripture.

Tomorrow is church. Scott and Renato are going to a village church to preach. The rest of the team will be at the church service at Kasana.

We are scheduled to be part of a soccer match in the afternoon. We will see how that goes...

In Christ,

The Alpine Uganda Team

Friday, May 14, 2010

At the Kasana Children's Center

Greetings from Uganda.

On Monday morning our weary team made its way to New Hope Uganda. We spent a day learning and touring New Hope and visiting all their amazing ministries.

New Hope's work involves working with orphaned children, community development, and many other things. I think we were all blown away.

The last couple days we've been working with our various projects. The ladies have been doing math tutoring, working in the baby house, and getting to know our family that we get the privilege to spend time with while here.

The men have been working on the playground. We spent yesterday clearing a patch of jungle with some hand tools. Today we are hoping to build a brick wall (if we can figure out the way to do it in Uganda).

And of course, Teresa is running a women's medical clinic which everyone is very appreciative for.

I hope to post a picture or two as we go. The internet connection is a bit slow here and we only have power every other day, so we will do the best we can.

Thanks for your prayers. We very much sense God's presence and work here.

In Christ,

The Uganda Team

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank You, Alpine

Thanks so much to all the people who donated items for the trip. We are bringing tons of clothes and much other needed supplies. Also, a special thanks to our fusion students who donated their own clothes for jr. highers and high schoolers in Uganda.

We leave at 11:00 am on Monday morning. Feel free to come down to the airport to say goodbye. We appreciate all your prayers.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Hope Uganda

From May 10-25th Alpine Church is sending a team to help at the Kasana Children's Centre of New Hope Uganda. The team will help with construction, medical, and whatever else they have for us.

Check back in the coming days as we will update you on the trip.

If you want to learn more about New Hope Uganda (and trust me you do), you can find info at

Global Outreach

Welcome to Alpine Church's Global Outreach blog. Check back here often for updates on Alpine trips across the globe, more info on our global outreach partners, and other items related to Alpine's work across Utah and the world.