Riverside UMC sponsors mission trip to Uganda

8/3/2014

12 team members from the South Georgia Conference and the Kentucky Conference, along with a Baptist team member, returned June 23 from a two-week mission trip to Busia, Uganda.

This team ministered in several different areas, conducting agriculture workshops, health education, medical clinics (along with a pharmacy) and a workshop for the staff of The Bwakama United Methodist School.

A three-day Pastoral Institute was led by Rev. Steve Waldorf, Rev. Marc Foster and Chaplain David Latham, of Kentucky, and graduated 26 Ugandan and Kenyan United Methodist pastors. Patoral Institute topics included teaching on Spiritual Gifts, Wesleyan Grace, The Apostles Creed, Dealing with Grief and Grieving, along with several other subjects.

Medical clinics were held at the Fruitful UMC, Bwakama UMC, Busiabale UMC, the Bunyadetti Community, and Trinity UMC in Jinja. In all, more than 1,650 patients were treated for a variety of diseases, the most prevalent being malaria. During each medical clinic, villagers listened to preaching by their own people, along with receiving hygiene items and medicine.

As on every trip, God blessed and multiplied our efforts in ministering to our Ugandan brothers and sisters, who in turn, blessed every team member.

Interested in serving on a future team? Email sallywaldorf@gmail.com to be placed on an email list.

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