It was 2015. We were exploring a potential call to foreign missions. “Who knows,” we hinted to our children, “Maybe the Lord will send us to Karamoja. That’s in the country of Uganda.” “No,” our two-year-old playfully corrected; “It’s MYganda!”
Now it is 2016. Next month, “Uganda” will really become “Myganda.” By God’s grace, and for his kingdom, we want to embrace the people of Karamoja with all our heart: to learn their language, to leave our world and enter theirs, to walk beside them in the mud and the dust so they might be saved. John Knox prayed fervently for his Scotland; and so we pray for our new home – “Lord, give us Karamoja; give us Uganda.” For Jesus’ sake, it is now my Uganda, that at last it might be his.
Surely that is the Bible promise. The Lamb is worthy of praise, worthy to unseal and unfold God’s glorious purpose in history, because he ransomed his people “from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9). Karamoja is no exception. We trust that Jesus has many people in this place. From the lost and dying tribes around us, he is even now calling his own, saying to those who were not his people: “You are my people.” Uganda is his possession, his inheritance.
This record is dedicated to the glory of the Triune God in all the earth, and in the Karamoja region of Uganda in particular. May Jesus Christ be loved and worshiped here! To this end we go, joyful and expectant, to “proclaim the excellencies of him who called [us] out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9-10). We invite you to follow us and to pray with us as we undertake this great work.