The East African Missionary Society Blog
A blog dedicated to what we’re doing in Uganda.
Archive of: Liam Chapman's Blog
'Enlightenment determines evidence'

We live in a world, where evidence is king, seeing is believing and materiality is progress. Yet, just like you cant take the ‘green out of grass’ or the ‘blue out of sky’ so you cant take ‘faith out of fact’. Intuitive to man, is to have belief. Belief in [...]

How Deep Is Your Love

With the horrific abduction of 200 children in Nigeria, we are conscience
bound to ask the question – how hardened can the human heart become? In
Gulu we have seen firsthand the cowardice of using children as human tools for
political and religious gain. There can be no greater cowardice [...]


1. Integrate to facilitate. Empowerment comes through enrichment. The Upper Room was not an escape but an encounter – with God AND with each other.

2. Integrate to delegate. You can’t delegate what you don’t demonstrate. You can’t demonstrate what you don’t differentiate. Knowledge brings information. Wisdom brings impartation. Knowledge [...]

‘Integration not Isolation’

When we think of religion we often think of separation. Different clothes, different places and different lifestyles. Unfortunately for many it has gone to the extreme where purity is measured by protocol, position or pomp.  Most faiths are marked by outward appearance, Jesus marked by inward transformation.

Jesus moved the goalposts. [...]

Power – ‘use or abuse’

The Greek word for ‘power’ is often translated as miraculous power or the force of power to do things and make things happen. That is true, but there is another element which relates to the ‘ability’ to do something or make it happen. Ability is the skill set or competence [...]


When we think of waiting we often think of waiting for a bus, or waiting for something to arrive. I am sure we all remember Christmas Eve as children and the anticipation and expectation we felt as the ‘Big Day’ dawned and we couldn’t wait to see what presents we [...]

‘Authentic Relationships’

It is a sad fact but true, most people are motivated by self in relationships. There is always an agenda, always an ‘angle’, always a drive that leads to connection. Sometimes these are conscious such as money, ambition and power. Sometimes unconscious and in ignorance, such as insecurities, dependencies and [...]

'Time and Seasons'

With Autumn descending and the seasons changing it is noteworthy to note that, what was – is no more. Times change, people change. There is an uncontrollable clock called ‘time’ which has no stop button.

I read of a dentist recently who retired after 40 years of practice. The locality he [...]