My final week here in Uganda has been spent in the East of Uganda, my first trip outside the central region of Uganda in a place called Soroti. Another popular destination for missionaries as we met a group from a church in Durham who were working with disabled children and then later on in my return trip I met a group flying back to Texas, who had also been in Soroti helping a local church run a crusade.
I was there as part of the PDN (Pastors Discipleship Network) team, helping with the day-to-day running and administration of the conference. I also had the opportunity to help train the pastors in the inductive bible study method (Precept Ministries), which I will talk about more later on.
Soroti takes about 7 hours to reach from Kampala so Monday was spent on the road in the team mini van – Audible is always a good travel companion. I’m enjoying Brandon Sanders ‘The Way of Kings’ at the moment. It was late by the time we arrived, so after checking into the hotel we had our pre-conference briefing over dinner. Our guest speaker for the week was Dr David Fugoyo, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, Africa Renewal University (africarenewaluniversity.org).
David Fugoyo is a Langham Scholar receiving his PhD in Old Testament Studies from Africa International University in Nairobi, Kenya in 2014. David’s dissertation was on “Lapses in Leadership from the Book of Judges.”
David served on staff at ARU in 2014 as the Department Head of Theology. In 2015 he was promoted to the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Finance in Administration. In 2016 we will be sending him to South Sudan to plant a Bible College in Juba.
Pastor Luke (from PDN) would be leading the other half of the sessions and then myself, Barbara and another visiting pastor will each be leading a session.