Heading out to Uganda

On Thursday evening at 5:20pm, I will be flying out of Denver bound for Uganda (via the UK). I'm leading a team of 10 design professionals from all over the country (Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin) and even one intern from Northern Ireland. We will be working 15 km outside of Kampala on the Gaba Bible Institute project Master Planning a Bible college on their new site.
A surveyor from British Columbia has already been on site surveying so we have a jump start on the design. We'll spend 8 nights on site gathering information, performing tests on the soil and water and learning all about the ministry so we can help them plan for the future development of their site.
I'm really excited to be going back to Uganda, and will spend some time in our East Africa office and visit with friends for a few days after the project trip is done. You can pray for our team's safe travel, unity, good decision-making, and most of all that we can be a blessing to the ministry and serve them well during our time on site.
The 9 other volunteers/interns on this project are first-time EMI trip volunteers, so that is exciting and they'll hopefully get a good glimpse of the work EMI does so they can come on more trips in the future!
I'll be stopping over in the UK on the way home so I'll be gone for 18 days total, arriving back on Valentines Day. I would appreciate prayer for Alisha and the boys as well since this is the longest time I've been away from the boys. Alisha is using mileage to fly over to the UK for that portion of the trip so the last 6 days we'll be together. :) We're going to visit the EMI office in the UK where I'll teach a class to their incoming interns on designing in East Africa. Then we'll spend a couple of days in Luton with some dear friends from our time in Uganda, hopefully catching a football (soccer) match in the process!
As always, I'll be keeping a trip journal and will post those in the days/weeks after we return. Thanks again for your prayers! :)

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