Monthly Archives: December 2018

Magnificat: A Beautiful Song from the New Testament

The Washington Post recently ran a lengthy story on the Magnificat, the song that Mary sings in Luke 1: 46-55.  The song is more than 2,000 years old and has been an important part of Christian liturgy for nearly all of those years.  … Continue reading

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Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment for a Jewish School near Mbale, Uganda

In February 2018, we again visited the Afro-Jewish primary school (Hadassah Primary School) near Mbale, Uganda.  We were there to install monkey bars. We returned in November to add more equipment to the school’s playground area.  First, we added to … Continue reading

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Helping at Queen of Peace Junior School near Mbale, Uganda

SeeeMe, a Logan-based nonprofit, provided funding for Judith Nalube to start a junior school near Mbale, Uganda.  On my recent trip to Uganda, I was able to help some with the school.  Our major activities were: install additional playground equipment; … Continue reading

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Concerns About LDS Service Missionaries

I have long advocated that more emphasis be placed on service as it relates to LDS missions.  So I was encouraged when the Church decided to highlight service missions.  According to QnAs in the Ensign (January 2019): Where do they live?  At … Continue reading

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We Are Also Selling Vanilla Beans from Uganda

In addition to selling specialty coffee, we are marketing Ugandan vanilla beans to help finance our humanitarian efforts in Africa. Vanilla is a important cash crop for small-scale and subsistence farmers in Uganda.  The variety is know as bourbon vanilla … Continue reading

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How We Collect and Process Our Ugandan Coffee

As a fundraiser for our nonprofit humanitarian organization–Playgrounds Everywhere–we are selling specialty Ugandan coffee.  All the proceeds from the sale of the coffee will go to support Ugandan humanitarian projects. One of the areas that we work in Uganda is … Continue reading

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