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Ugandan priest finds his place in Towson church

Ugandan priest finds his place in Towson church

The Rev. Francis Ouma remembers growing up in war-torn Uganda during the late 1980s. Although his family grew most of their food and his father worked as a teacher, money was always tight. Ouma didn't own his first pair of shoes until he was in the fourth grade.

"We were a struggling family," Ouma said.

Once, when his family went to church before going to the market for sugar and salt, Ouma's mother put all of the family's shopping money in the collection basket, forgetting that they needed the money for food.

"Oh my Lord, what just happened?" Ouma recalls. In an almost biblical twist, later that day one of his father's students gave the family...