Yes, it’s true. Denise and I have other children. Besides our children in the US, we have two more families in Uganda. I met their fathers on my first trip there in 2000. Since that time, we have kept in touch and helped them with tuition for their education. In Uganda, education is valued very highly and private school can be a real advantage.
Shammah is about 10 years old and, though we have never met, she loves us dearly and we love her. She is the oldest and has three little brothers. Her letters and photographs portray her as a smart, confident and patient young lady. She would like to become a medical doctor.
You know, a little bit of money goes a long way over there.
[…] Denise and I will be hosting our friend, Steve Trint, a pastor from Uganda during the month of November. Steve was our translator, evangelist and all-around ambassador when we worked in Africa. He has an infectious laugh and broad, warm smile which he flashes often. The last time I spoke to him was through his speaker phone at his home and, when my voice came over the line, I could hear the children break out in laughter as they began jumping excitedly around the house. I got a little teary-eyed. […]