by Bucky Rogers
Founder and Executive Director of Benjamin House Ministries
In about 20 hours, I will be boarding a plane to head to Uganda. My family and team of like minded people are moving there soon, but that’s not why I’m headed over right now. This is the first of two trips where I begin the leaving process. We will be finding partnership ministries, locating where to build our central campus, and visiting rural villages to see how we can affect the orphan care crisis there. I will lead a team of 40 doing ministry in villages who have never seen anyone other than their tribe, and others in the main city in a very urban context. We will speak to a family of 4 in a mud hut, and to 3,000 students in the city center. And, in the excitement of all we will do, I will have one thought… why do I have to go back to Moore, S.C.? Don’t get me wrong, I love our city. Spartanburg has had my heart for 9 years now. But I have another home, and I cannot wait to get there.
Over the next 15 days I will be blogging about our journey, and I hope you’ll join in and experience it with me. Follow the story and find yourself standing with us in the dirt path to the bush, washing the feet of people who have just had jiggers removed from them with razor blades, pumping water for a widow from a local well, and standing before kids who have absolutely no hope, and promising them there is something more. Comment. Ask questions. Dig deeper.
Bucky Rogers, Benjamin House staff, and short-term missionaries