The trip out to the medical outreach church was the usual bumpy road. Not sure I didn’t compress a couple of discs on the way out there. Interestingly, we arrived to what looked liked a small crowd but it quickly grew. The day was calmer and more orderly but we were also more efficient. The controlling factor in our medicine supply is malaria medicine. We increased the amount we bought but there were so many cases today that we had exhausted our supply in 4 hours. There were also a lot children with fever running around so that medicine also went quick.
We estimated that we saw almost 2000 people today. We gave out 2000 nets today but only 1400 at the out reach because we gave out 600 nets to the women who attended the Women’s conference. Because we were less people we all had to work in the pharmacy or net distribution just to keep up with the people traffic. I did a lot of quite prayer while working for a calm outreach and to fend off the clear spiritual attacks. I am always so grateful to our Lord how quickly he comes to our rescue. As I reflect back on our mission God has really provided the Uganda Churches with amazing outreach. We thank all of you for answering His call. Blessings to all of you.
For an update on the Women’s Conference…..We really missed having Gana and Vicki with us today. (Gana and David had to leave this morning for Kenya and, as Doug wrote above, Vicki joined the men to help with the medical part of the mission.)
Today we had 20 more women than yesterday, upping our attendance to 590! Karezona (Karen from Arizona) talked in the morning on unforgiveness. She, as usual, was amazing. She has a very calm, thoughtful, sweet way of sharing and I know everyone there was blessed. Gene had built a 5 foot pvc pipe “jail cell" that they brought from Arizona in their suitcase and put together this morning before the conference. It was a wonderful prop that Karen stood behind to show how our unforgiveness creates a prison around us. Karen E. talked about prayer and how we are called to pray for each other, and Debbie gave her testimony of healing (wonderful!) and presented the “5 step model" of prayer. We ended the conference with everyone praying for each other.
The women were incredibly blessed by the mosquito nets and it was wonderful to see their joy.
We leave tomorrow early and are looking forward to the next step in our journey. I think all of us will leave a bit of our hearts here in the Mbale area……