Field Trip – Uganda with Caleb Kelly

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Last summer, I was presented with an opportunity to go on a mission trip to Uganda, Africa. The Lord was gracious and supplied all that was necessary to go. March break came around and I began my journey to another continent. Four planes, 38 hours and a few airline meals later, I landed in Entebbe National Airport in Kimpala, Uganda which has a population of 18 million. There I spent the next 8 days ministering in different ways. I worked alongside Gil and Amanda Nkemwesiga, who are both full-time Word of Life missionaries in Uganda.

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Having been previously involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship, I brought along some of the teaching material that I was familiar with. Word of Life, Uganda gave me ample opportunity to work and serve. I was able to conduct a Good News Club in a local elementary school. We had a regular attendance of about 50 kids. The faculty at the school could not have been more welcoming, giving us all the time we needed to conduct any sort of program we wanted. How great it was to be able to be so open with the Gospel! A high school in Kimpala invited me to speak at their assembly. Many students there responded to the Gospel and you could clearly see the Lord working in them. I also had an opportunity to teach a Bible Study for university-aged young people. It was very nice to be able to speak with people my age, who live in an entirely different culture, but are excited about the same Lord. Amongst the heat and foreign food, which was a bit different from a county-grown baked potato, I was able to build friendships with people there. They want someone to talk to so badly, and it was sad to see how much they wanted me to stay with them and just talk.

Overall, the experience was amazing. God worked in my life, and He worked in many lives there. I was able to use what I have been learning at NBBI and apply it to this trip. My thanks goes out to those involved in sending me, and I praise God for the work He did, and give Him all the Glory.

Post by: Caleb Kelly, NBBI Student

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