“Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” – Luke 18:29-30

Members of Sixty Feet US are on the ground in Uganda this week. This marks the ninth time in less than twelve months that members of our team have made the 8,000 mile trek from Atlanta, Georgia to Kampala, Uganda.

The ministry of Sixty Feet is comprised of regular people – Atlanta businessmen and stay-at-home moms. In order for us to make these trips to the other side of the world, it requires some sacrifice. We sacrifice our money by paying our own travel expenses. We also sacrifice our hearts – as these trips require us to leave our families, our homes, our jobs and our regular lives for a week or more at a time.

But we do it with gladness and rejoicing for there is much joy in obedience. Each trip is always worth every penny spent and every second away from home. There are new friends to meet, new truths to learn and an abundance of Christ’s work to do.

This week, Scott, Garry and our amazing Ugandan staff members are literally traveling all over the country in order to visit five of the different facilities where Sixty Feet serves. We’ve posted already about M2. Soon we’ll introduce you to these other facilities.

In some places they visited, the conditions were better than we had expected. In other places, the conditions were far, far worse than we could have ever imagined.

Scott and Garry are spending their days traveling to and visiting with the children of these facilities. They are spending their evenings meeting with our partner ministries and others who work in Uganda. Tomorrow, Scott has been invited to preach at a church in Bwerenga, just outside of Kampala.

Our team is busy, they are pushing themselves hard, they are doing their best to make every second count – please pray that they would “fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith.”

If you’d like to join us on one of these life changing mission trips, please stay tuned. We’ll soon be posting information on the upcoming summer, fall and winter trips for 2011.