Archive by Author | Syd Sparks

More ROPES stories

    January brought many groups for camps.  One of the highlights was the ROPES camp for students from several schools and homeschool co-ops in Kampala.  If you can tell from other posts and our newsletters, we really love ROPES camps!  It is a tremendously impacting camp program that comes at the end of a […]

Musana Community Church

From when Musana Community Church started as a group of about 20 mostly staff members, it has been exciting to see our church body grow throughout the years.  Lately we have been averaging about 290 people on a Sunday morning, about 80% of those individuals being children!  We are grateful that more people are regularly […]

ROPES!!!!

We were very excited to take part in running our first ROPES (Rites of Passage ExperienceS) camp since returning from the states.  These camps are one of our favorite programs that Musana runs.  This time it was for a group of 45 IY students (high school graduates in New Hope’s gap year program) as the […]

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness

It’s amazing how 10 years can seem like such a long time ago, but can also seem like just the other day!  Ten years ago, Syd and I were into our 2nd year of marriage and were living at Kasana Children’s Center.  I was attending the New Hope Institute of Childcare and Family and he […]

Settling Back In

Thanks for all who prayed for us as we transitioned back to life in Uganda. 5 weeks later, we arefeeling settled again, although many readjustments took longer than we would have thought! It’s great to be back with our Musana family again, getting to see all sorts of children walking up for church each Sunday, […]