Uganda Spirit

We arrived in Uganda on Monday morning with some mixed emotions, but after two days we have seen God work in some amazing ways. One of the verses we have been meditating on this trip is Ephesians 2:10 “For you are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which He prepared in advance for you to do.”

Monday night we truly felt that verse being lived out as we had dinner with a young man from Uganda who had done a fellowship at the John Jay Institute in the US. We had not heard from Jack for a couple of years but he reached out to us a few weeks ago and we scheduled dinner together not sure what the primary purpose would be. In the way only God can answer a prayer, Jack’s comment at dinner as we asked him why he had reached out to us was “God put it on my heart to see how I could serve you here in Uganda?” Wow!! We have been praying for someone to help work with Innocent on the projects here and Jack is the perfect fit in ways beyond what we could have hoped for. Bill and I both sat there with tears in our eyes as we felt God’s affirmation that this work is His and He continues to move ahead of us.

With energy from the night before we hit the road early Tuesday morning and drove 5 hours to western Uganda to look at some cocoa farming near the area of our current amaranth farm. This is a new project we are looking at getting involved in and our time there was very enlightening. We were also pleasantly surprised to have Jack join us as he was so inspired by our work the night before he decided to take a day off and come see what we were doing. Despite the long drive, it was a great day of learning and fellowship as we were able to share some passages from the Bible that had impacted each one of us this past year.

We have one and a half days left in Uganda and we pray these days will be fruitful for doing the work God has for us here.

Scott Pothoven

Former Global Director of Leadership Management

Prior to joining PacMoore, Scott was a CFP® and owned a financial planning business working with over 400 clients and small businesses to help manage their financial assets. He holds a B.S. in business from Trinity Christian College.