Archive for April, 2010

Fort Portal

After a very long drive, due to construction and mud, we safely arrived in Fort Portal. My phone is not really working here, so posts will be few.

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Arrived it Uganda!

Well, we made it minus one personal bag… Hannah’s! UGH! Why not my bag?

Pray that the lost tub is found and returned.

Peace.
Johno
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Boarding.

Next stop… Uganda! Thank you Jesus for letting us be your hands and feet. Peace.
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Glorious London…

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Landed in London.

Hey everyone… We’ve landed in London. It’s noon here and we have a nine hour layover. Ah, to leave the airport or to stay? That is the question.

Thanks everyone for the prayers.
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First Stage… Complete.

Well, and uneventful trip through BA's check in…  We did find out that Janet, Zach and Hannah W. didn't get their tubs checked in.  We got back in line and the nice folks at BA helped us through.  I specifically wore my World Vision shirt.  The lady at my check out was very thankful for us complying to the regulations for humanitarian work.  She told me that many groups create hugh headaches trying to push the limits.  Anyhow, she was thankful and said so many times.

We board here in a few minutes.  Everything looks good.  We will arrive in London at 3:30 AM our time but about 9:30 AM UK time.

hope to get some sleep on the plane, but the excitement is great.

Thank you Lord for allowing us to serve in your name.

peace.
Johnathan~

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Faith Quest Uganda

Hey everyone! It’s only hours now before the team of six board a jumbo jet and head past Eyjafjallajökull to Heathrow airport for NINE hours and then fly off to Entebbe, Uganda. I’m not sure how this will work, but I imagine we will have the opportunity to write an email or two, so I’ve set up a blog for the Uganda team and support staff to post their thoughts, updates and reflections on the trip. You can follow us on twitter too.

So jump on over to: Faith Quest Uganda @ Posterous.com

There are already some great thoughts and writings. So jump on over and spread the word to the world… or at least your neighbors.

BTW, it’s a new month here real soon and I’m not sure that I will be able to post much while I’m away, so I’m including in this post my May Desktop for 2010. I thought this was a fitting picture, since I hope to visit this little church again in Uganda, where this small boy peeked in at the Muzungu’s.

Help bring awareness to our trip. You can find the original download HERE. So tell your neighbors… or at least a co-worker.

Thanks everyone for your prayers. We are feeling a peace like we’ve never felt before.

Blessings to you all.
johno~

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Hello world

Here we come!
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From my phone

Hey all. In just a few short days the Uganda team will be leaving. We’ve had volcanos, thunderstorms, hail… Don’t know what might be next, but we going forward.

We’re trying to set up this site to better communicate with you all back home. We love you and covet your prayers.

Peace.
Johno
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Prayer.

I’m so blessed to have many friends and family that have taken a moment in their life to pray for me. Prayer is a powerful thing. Who can explain it? I suppose there are a countless number of books and papers on the subject… I think I have several of them on my bookshelf. However, I believe at the heart of it all, it is simple…. Childlike.

Last night our church graduated several students from “boot camp.” One of the things they were taught was the power of prayer. So, upon graduation, they all received their first assignment. Pray for the missionaries… Hannah and I.

As the children lead and adults followed, my camera was snatched from me and my good friend, Brad, took this photo.

I’m so thankful for the kids who stepped up and went to Christ on our behalf.

I’m very proud of my son, Caleb, who is right there in the front with hands laid on Hannah and myself. This was truly a happy father moment.

So to all of you who are lifting Hannah and I up in prayer, thank you. We have felt a peace that passes all understanding and a peace beyond all doubt.

peace.
johno~

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52 blessings 14.2010

It’s amazes me how blessed I am to find myself in so many new places. So blessed to meet new people. This is a big world and there’s so much I’ve never seen or done. This week, I met a cowboy. A man that can drink, smoke and shoot… all while riding a horse at the same time. Go figure. Not something I think I could ever do, but that’s ok.

Being from the city, I never knew much about cowboys except for what I was able to see on television.

Coby, pictured here, is more cowboy than any television character I’ve ever seen. I saw this man rope the hind legs of a calf… by throwing a rope over it’s head… I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m sure not to many on the face of the earth could successfully do such a thing.

I’m not sure who or what I will met in the days to come, but this was a special treat.

peace.
johno~

By the way…
So everyone knows, I have all the other pictures of the week since number eight and I promise to get those up soon.

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Happy Birthday Miriam! ~..::**~ELEVEN~**::..~


Well, today was Mir’s birthday. It started out with her sister making pancakes WITH chocolate chips… a special lunch at the new Olive Garden Restaurant, presents and ice cream cake!

Oh and a crazy older sister who kept insisting that today was the TENTH birthday… thus the card “fix.” Silly Han!

It’s fun to be eleven… only two more years until I have TWO teenage girls in my home. Oh my.

No matter… one day at a time.

Miriam, I love you and I hope this was a fun day for you.

Peace.

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Early Morning Flowers

Got up early to meet with a friend and takes some pictures up Horse Lake Road. There’s a lot of yellow out this time of the year. It’s been a few days since I’ve posted, so here’s a look at what happening around Wenatchee this time of the year.


Peace.
johno~

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