We are grateful to the US-based Uganda team who encouraged our team who returned from Uganda encouraged and enriched in July, 2017.
Our recent trip to Uganda [July 6-16] was exhilarating and exhausting. We ministered individually to 3000 people. A medical team of four doctors and three nurses gave 800 patients personal treatment and provided prescribed medicines. We fitted 700 people for reader eyeglasses. Other opportunities were opened through supplies like mosquito nets, school supplies, mattresses, blankets, etc. The Uganda ministry team planned and managed the WordWalk funding of these initiatives.
We preached, sang, gave dramatic presentations, and ordained Isaac and Samuel, our partners in Uganda. Adding the couple, Dawson and Gloria, the national ministry team has expanded to four. As we spoke and prayed with them, we were able to clarify a theological foundation, establish principles of financial accountability, and consider future sustainability – all for God’s glory.
Many people in Uganda speak English, so we do not have a heavy translation restriction when we visit. Half of the population of this African country is under 15 years old. This exposes them as prey to occult militias such as the Lord’s Resistance Army, and they are abducted and used as soldiers or sex slaves. They also face poverty and disease, which includes HIV and AIDS. However, there is a light shining brightly in Uganda through the ministries of Samuel and Isaac.
We have grown to love these men and their zeal for Christ. We continue to encourage, support and join them as God leads.