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Wales, a beautiful country that still needs the gospel.

I have just returned from a week long Christian conference in Cefn Lea Park Wales located in Powys. Powys (Newtown) is a truly beautiful quiet town which is located in Central or middle of  Wales. The countryside summer scenery was green, vibrant, serene and beautiful – so much in contrast to the noisy urban areas of the United Kingdom like London, Liverpool or Birmingham.

As I walked through the town center in Newtown I came across many wonderful people and many historical establishments that would interest many a tourist. I was excited when I saw a grand majestic building that I was later told was a Baptist Church. But my little heart sank when I saw the message that was scrawled on it’s notice board. Watch the pictures for yourself…

Yes, beautiful and scenic Wales still needs the gospel…

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Sights and Scenes of Arua – Uganda

I have had the opportunity to take a few pictures of different sights and scenes of the district of Arua in Uganda this year. These are a few of them:

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The long road that seems to have no end

The long road that seems to have no end

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Arua gently rising?


Arua. If you tried to search that name on “google” five years ago you would be auto corrected and taken to “Aurora” or “Aruba”. Not any more! As a matter of fact this little town tucked in the North Eastern corner of Uganda is becoming a bustling hub of activity. Uganda recently came back into the spotlight when it won its second ever Olympic gold medal. No, that was not the most recent. Um, was it the Joseph Kony 2012 video? No, that was just a celebrity stunt involving Uganda. Yes, the president stood and repented of personal and national sins of the country and dedicated the country to God during celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain. (I will blog about that another time) Speaking of which before I digress, are there any blogs on Arua? Yup, actually several. One blogger recounts how he travelled to Arua and dined in an Ethiopian “hole in the wall restaurant” and slept in a bed laid side ways (I’m still trying to figure that out)!

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