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Will you be my teacher?

We have just celebrated our second birthday at Gulu Globetrotters, but as we grow we REALLY need teachers, educational leaders and administrators to come and join the adventure. Need a little persuading? Check out this amazing video made by the two of our Globetrotter parents. Please share widely. Thank you.

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UCC turns 5

In February University Community Church turned 5! We had a wonderful celebration, remembering all that God has done over the past 5 years; from meeting in the back room of Jimmy and Phiona’s house to now a community already outgrowing our fabulous bamboo sanctuary. We joined the church 4 years ago, then called One Love, […]

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Eleanor Ada Joy

At 16:47 on Tuesday 18 September we welcomed into the world our most beautiful and wonderful Eleanor Ada Joy. Weighing a healthy 3.76kg (8lb 4oz), both she and Lois are doing very well. Naturally we’re plunged back into figuring out new rhythms of family life and living without sleep, but everyone’s doing well and enjoying […]

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The Father’s Heart

Yesterday was Father’s Day. A day to celebrate the gift of Fathers. Mother’s Day is a big deal here, but I didn’t hear a single Ugandan mention Father’s Day. When I started to think about my Ugandan friends, I realised, that in all honesty, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Those who have fathers who are […]

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Prayer Letter December 17

Posting this on the blog as I missed the deadline for BMS to process our December prayer letter before Christmas, so it will probably be published in January. At their teachers wedding Dear Friends, We hope that this letter finds you well, thank you for taking the time to catch up on our news and […]

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Tour of Britain

No, not a cycling post but our Home Assignment schedule. It’s a fairly packed schedule but we would love to see as many of your lovely faces as we can, so check out where we are and when. If your not sure where these places are, take a look at the map and see if […]

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The Hardest Part

Last year I asked what you wanted to know about life in Gulu. As you can see I haven’t been exactly prolific in the blog writing this year but here I hope to answer at least one of your questions. Someone asked “What is the hardest thing about living in Gulu?” I don’t have to think […]

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I am sorry that you are going

Connie with her friend Despite having had plenty of them over recent years, the goodbyes never seem to get any easier. After 4 busy months back in the UK the time came to say farewell to family and friends and set off back to Gulu. Dealing with the emotional upheaval ourselves is hard enough, but […]

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Acen Dorothy

Life in Gulu is hard. Please read this guest post from our dear friend, Will Lathrop, Field Office Director, International Justice Mission, Gulu. Read, think and pray.  Who was Acen Dorothy? To her community she was property. She was a peasant girl with no hope of anything but a meager existence. Her principal value was a […]

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Reuben Beck Bailey

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Team Ovenden’s newest member: Reuben Beck Bailey! He made his way speedily into the world on Sunday 24 April at 11.43am, less than half an hour after our arrival at hospital, and less than four hours from Lois’ contractions starting in earnest. Lois was kept in hospital overnight as […]