Ten dedicated servants gathered together to form a team to share Christ’s mercy to the folks of St Kyamujarara Village in Masindi Region, Uganda. We were able to use the Lutheran Church of Uganda’s school building at Peter’s Nursery School. Combining nurses, doctors, and willing servants with the local health department medical staff, and the desire to share the Gospel, makes for lots of opportunities to show God’s mercy.
The week began with the team from America traveling to Uganda and meeting together. Then, we met with the local medical providers to get to know each other and set the guidelines for safety practices and how the medical camp would flow. The first meeting was introductions of strangers. However, by the end of the week, the group had become friends and even felt like family.
Each morning, the bus would pick up folks and travel to the village of Kuyamujarara. The day began with introductions and prayer with those who had arrived early for medical care. Each day the group of patients waiting for medical advice grew and crowds would gather before we even arrived. As the crowds grew, their waiting time also lengthened. We were thankful for shade provided by trees and rented tents as folks patiently waited for their chance.