Everyday Resurrection

Everyday Resurrection

We are invited to not only celebrate Easter on one Sunday a year, but the invitation is to learn how to continually express the hope of resurrection in our every day lives. The focus of HVG is to partner with community leaders in order to empower vulnerable women and...
The Hope of Tribes

The Hope of Tribes

There is great hope that can be experienced and expressed in a tribe. It is this sense of tribe that has power to root us into a community, while learning to appreciate and encourage the diversity of another tribe. Especially during the peacemaking discussions in...
Rhythms of Prayer

Rhythms of Prayer

Ruth Haley Barton says, “You would be surprised what your soul wants to say to God. You would be surprised what God wants to say to your soul.” It is this type of freedom in prayer we must dedicate ourselves to exploring. Prayer is well understood as “being present to...
Am I Good Enough?

Am I Good Enough?

  “Through no merit of ours but my His mercy, we have been restored to a right relationship with God through the life, death, and resurrection of His beloved Son. This is the good news, the gospel of grace.” Brennen Manning Last November we completed six weeks of our...
Prayer & Action for South Sudan

Prayer & Action for South Sudan

I have been spending quite some time praying over South Sudan and the ways forward for peace. In this pursuit, I am continually coming back to Isaiah 58. Please take time to see the deep practicality this passage gives. See all the ways in which you can apply this to...
What We Are Building

What We Are Building

After our economic development team spent eight days in Uganda studying the feasibility of a for-profit business we headed home encouraged. We had productive meetings, made new friends, built new relationships and answered many questions. We see so much opportunity...
Living the Smile of God

Living the Smile of God

My God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Ps. 67:1-2 It is this passage Amber and I had as the vision for our family when we got married nearly 15 years ago. I...
Update from South Sudan

Update from South Sudan

  I just recently got back from South Sudan with my great friend and colleague, Stan Fikes. We have been traveling to this beautiful place for over 15 years. We have seen brilliance and devastation, restoration and destruction, peace and war. It has been a mixture of...
Building Up the Ancient Ruins

Building Up the Ancient Ruins

WHY We Build HVG and our indigenous partners, have been called by God to • bring good news to the poor • bind up the brokenhearted • proclaim liberty to the captives God has given us a deep love for each and every one of our partners in East Africa. Because of this...
The Root of War

The Root of War

  Last week we talked about three areas that needed understanding in order to help get a better grasp of what was happening in South Sudan. This week we will chat a bit about the “root of war” as understood through the lens of Jesus. Jesus says the two greatest...