Dear Friends in Christ;

As you know Betsy and I have been active in mission for many years with Pilgrim Africa, an indigenous, non-denominational Christian relief and development organization bringing the mercy and hope of the Gospel to the people of Northeastern Uganda through education, agricultural development and public health initiatives.  I blogged a great deal about Pilgrim's mission and ministry during my trip last year; to find out more, please click here.

Betsy and I are returning to Uganda from July 18th to August 4th.  We will be teaming up with old friends from New York who will be leading a seminar in trauma therapy in Kampala, but we will be spending most of our time in and around Soroti, the capital of the Teso region.  We usually tailor our activities to match the gifts and interests of the team who go with us.  

That is where you come in!

Please think and pray about whether you have a call from the Lord to this mission field.  We are particularly interested in addiction specialists, teachers, nurses and physicians (general surgery, OB/GYN, pediatrics, hygiene education, etc.), but have taken dozens of people with a bewildering variety of gifts: actors, writers, EMT's, gardeners and horticulturists, business consultants, accountants, evangelists, and folks with gifts of prayer.  Please don't think you have nothing to offer. 

The cost will be about $1,500 per person in addition to airfare.  Some scholarship aid is available.  In the past we have taken children as young as ten, though twelve is a preferred minimum age.  

If you are interested, or would like more information please contact me as soon as possible through my diocesan e-mail,

+Dorsey McConnell, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh


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