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Mission trips lead to full-time commitment for Uganda-bound local family


August 8, 2018

THESE ORPHANS, with Pastor Hudson Suubi, far right, are the reason Bill and Stacey Houtz, and Helen Whipple are moving to Uganda.

The first time Bill Houtz laid eyes on the sun rising over the city of Lugazi in Uganda, he was hooked.

"It is beautiful over there," he said. "I fell in love with it that very minute I got there."

Not only is the climate "gorgeous," he loves the red dirt roads, the lush greenery, the delicious food, the tea and sugar plantations, and the streets lined with little shops, Houtz said. Mostly, though, he loves the people.

After visiting the city four years in a row, Bill and Stacey Houtz, from Sweet Home, have decided to move to Uganda on Aug. 21, where they will serve as missionaries at Fait...

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