Waffle and Val work as missionaries in Uganda with the Karamojong and Teso people, together with a local Christian NGO called CLIDE Consultancy (Community Livestock Integrated Development Consultancy). Val has been working in Uganda over 20 years, and Waffle joined her there in 2013. They use their skills and talents to develop relationships in these tribal communities, which then allows them opportunities to share the hope that is within them: the good news of Jesus Christ. Their current focus is discipleship among the many who have turned to Christ.
Dr. Val is a veterinary missionary, which is extremely valuable to both the Teso: a farming, cattle keeping tribe, and the Karamojong: a warring, nomadic, pastoral tribe. They have been resistant to the Gospel for many decades, but are now beginning to take hold of Christ and grow in Him. As Val has developed trust in the local communities through veterinary ministries, she is then able to inspire them to spiritual growth and peace.
Waffle loves to mentor and disciple new believers. He had an amazing ministry, Christian Adventure Ministries, before joining Val in Uganda. He now brings that mentoring experience to the Ugandan tribal communities and pastors in the Karamojong area. His many skills allow him to pursue varied projects from construction to agricultural intervention.
Together they serve as advisors to CLIDE Consultancy, which Val helped form in Uganda. Their many ministries include livestock health training, herbal veterinary medicine, livestock revolving loans, micro-enterprise development, peace villages, work-for-food in times of famine, and outreaches to widows and orphans.