Over 13 years ago I made my first trek into East Africa. I have returned more than 20 times with hundreds of people. The long flights, layovers, custom checks, lost luggage, long days and short nights don’t seem to get any easier. But the joy of sharing this experience with others and introducing them to the work God is doing in this region is a pure privilege. God has much to share with our friends in Rwanda & Uganda, but equally important is the spiritual depth, maturity and discipleship that takes place in those team members who join the adventure. Pray for us as we venture over the next few weeks and grow in Gospel fluency. Pray that we share with confidence and receive with humility the work God has for us and that our hearts are open and ready to be touched by God and be used as conduits of His truth and grace!  —JOHN GARRICK