September 24, 2015


Greetings to all of our beloved family, and friends!

For the first time in over a year, I am writing a blog post from the States. We have been in America for over a month now, and what a wonderfully enriching time it has been. Our family has had the pleasure of taking a road trip through the East, and met up with dear friends in Pennsylvania and Kentucky in the process. We have also made many new friends along the way here in Massachusetts. Deep connections have taken root in a very short amount of time-- we are living Psalm 133:1 in a way we have never experienced before! 

Not only has our time in Boston been rich with kingdom fellowship, but being here has given us plenty of opportunity to reach out and make connections with some non-Christians. The mission field is large, and it stretches across the entire earth! Do what you can, where you're at, with what you have.  Charlton and I have had the pleasure of giving an account for the hope that is in us through sharing meals with others, and by engaging in spiritual conversations on public transportation. People in these parts are certainly not shy when it comes to asking questions! See guys, looking weird has it's perks... you get to meet really interesting people. :) What a great outlet for evangelism.
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. -1 Peter 3:14-16
 Being here has really solidified decisions we have made in the past, and clarified the way to move forward in Kampala. With that being said, we have some really exciting news to share. With the guidance and help of our brothers and sisters in Christ here at Followers of the Way, we will be planting a home fellowship in the heart of Kampala! Several families, along with multiple singles will be moving to Kampala with us to start a business, and have that business be the hub of everything that we do! We have a vision to reach out to a very large muslim population, to evangelize one of the largest Universities in East Africa, as well as continuing care for the street boys, and the poor in the slums.  God is placing everything together so perfectly for this intercity mission!

We ask for your continued prayers as all of this is coming together. None of this can be done without fervent prayer.

We will also be keeping you updated as everything unfolds. On that note, I will leave you with some pictures from this past month.

Because of Jesus

We've enjoyed great family time, as well as time with friends.

Cleaning TIME!

 This is a memorial for all the Jews who lost their lives at concentration camps. This is set up in Boston, and has each person's number on it who died. Smoke also rises from the bottom representing the gas that killed so many. There is a memorial for each major camp.

Ava turned 5!!

Sturbridge Village

August 07, 2015


London: Alexander Strahan

This morning as I sat down to return a few emails, a story came to my mind called Pilgrim’s Progress. This is a story written by John Bunyan in the 1600s about a man named Christian. Christian leaves his home in the City of Destruction, and begins a long journey to the Celestial City. He meets many pilgrims on his journey, and travels through places such as Vanity Fair, and the Valley of the Shadow of Death. He does indeed reach his heavenly home, and along the way learns rich lessons.

My journey heavenward, is looking very similar to that of Christian’s. On his journey toward the House Beautiful he sees lions on each side of the path, which causes him to hesitate. The Porter of the Lodge, whose name was Watchful, called out to Christian and said, “Is your faith weak? Why be fearful? Don’t be afraid of the lions, for they are both chained. They are placed there to try the faith of travelers and to discover those who have no faith. Keep in the middle of the path, and you will not be hurt.” For some reason, this particular part of the story really stood out to me. Keep in the middle of the path. We will face many tribulations entering the kingdom of heaven. But we can not give up, no matter how many trials we face. So whoever may be reading this, I want you to take courage faithful warrior. We are on a journey to our homeland!

It seems like our journey has recently taken many surprising twists, and turns. One unexpected turn has been the invitation from some brothers, and sisters in Christ from Boston, to come to the States at the end of the month. We will be visiting Massachusetts, Kentucky, and will also be spending a weekend in Pennsylvania for a kingdom fellowship gathering. Our faithful, yet weary souls could sure use some refreshment. We are extremely grateful, and excited for this opportunity.
A reminder to all you faithful warriors out there, take courage.

Because of Jesus,


July 15, 2015



The definition of the word "commitment" is the state of being dedicated to a cause, and obligation that restricts freedom of action. Have you ever felt so committed that you would never think of wavering? That is easy to do when all goes as planned, but what if things don't go as planned? In fact what if everything blows up and you don't know what is up, and what is down?

When I think of examples of commitment, I think of the Apostle Paul. He suffered much for the name of Jesus, and the sake of the gospel. Yet he did not waiver, he had a single eye for the Kingdom of God.
We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.
-Paul (after being stoned and left for dead)
In the midst of chaos, it can be hard at times to see God's hand and know that he truly has a plan... I want to take a moment to update you on what has been going on the last few weeks here in Uganda and what we are doing today!

As you may know, we came to Uganda with Future Hope Ministries who was partnering with, and funding a street children's ministry and home. Mark and Laura White (Future Hope) asked our family to build and shape the spiritual side of the ministry on the ground here in Kampala, and plant the seed of the kingdom into the hearts of these little ones.

The last month has been a whirlwind! Our first official day, which was a Sunday, was planned to be a fun first with the children. We organized, and prepared to have children's church. To fellowship, sing and learn about the Kingdom of God. Before that, the children were attending a church where the Gospel was not preached. So as a group, we decided that was the first thing that we needed to change. Let's just say the kingdom of darkness was not happy about this, and we were met with much verbal, and physical resistance from the Ugandan's on the ground. This came as a surprise since this change was in the works for weeks leading up to that first Sunday, and it appeared we were all on the same page. But God's hand was at work.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
In the midst of the fighting, the Lord allowed very serious things to be revealed. Dishonesty, fraud, and bad intentions to name a few. We do believe this situation, as terrible as it has been, was an answer to our prayers. Before we even came to Uganda, we prayed that God would expose any darkness, and hidden motives.

So where does that leave us? We are committed to remaining obedient to Jesus, and the call to expand His kingdom and love others. So we plan to continue with home fellowship, and making disciples while we help build a ministry in Uganda from the ground up. We still strongly desire to care for vulnerable children, so we have started visiting the slums with a ministry that is working with street children, what a blessing!

Another exciting thing we have been doing and will continue to do is teach those who come into our lives. We have three interns that were originally doing an internship at the children's home. That has obviously changed, and they are now staying with us. When I look at the home we have been placed in, and the situation at hand I'm reminded once more of Paul.
Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him,  preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him. Acts 28:30-31
The Lord has put a unique situation/opportunity in front of us. We want to maintain a Kingdom focused vision as we build the ministry here, and we ask for your prayers.

I also ask for you to pray for us personally, we have been disappointed and discouraged as this has unfolded. But we have a renewed strength from the Lord, and know that He is in full control and is removing us from a situation that would have been very bad. He did not want us unequally yolked, and in His mercy before things got to deep he removed us. All glory to God for the amazing work he is doing. Thank you once again for your prayers, love, and support. You make it possible for us to be here in East Africa, to do what the Lord has called us to do.

For His glory-

Hadassah brought much joy to the hearts of these children!!!