While our last volunteer team was here we were introduced to a little girl named Juliet.  Juliet is a six year old girl who is in desperate need of help, because tragically, while she was still a baby, she fell and broke her back.  Her parents could not afford to take her to the doctor and her back healed improperly, leaving her deformed.  Due to the way her back has healed, she even struggles to take each breath.

Unfortunately, this family’s story does not end here. The mother died a few years ago and the father passed away last month.  The children have been taking care of themselves since their father’s death, with the oldest sibling being 23.  He has been doing his best to care for his brothers and sisters.  Last week we, along with some of Bringing Hope to the Family’s staff members, went to visit this family.  It was agreed that the three youngest siblings, which includes Juliet, will come live at Home Again.  This will allow Juliet to get the care she needs and will allow her two younger siblings to be looked after as well.  The older four siblings will remain at their home and Bringing Hope will assist them with their education needs while making sure they are provided for.

I will be taking Juliet to one of the major hospitals this coming week for x-rays and evaluation. The doctors will make a game plan from there.  More information on Juliet will be coming within the next fews days as her need appears to be quite urgent. We wanted to introduce Juliet to you and would love if you would join us in praying for her. Her needs will be posted soon, but until then, please join with us in lifting up Juliet and her family! Thank you.

The last three members of our medical volunteer team headed home yesterday. We had a wonderful time with the team and are extremely grateful for all they did. Besides the four outreaches and 800 people assisted, one of the main things I am excited about is Bringing Hope’s new prison ministry that came out of this team’s efforts. Our team visited the prison 3 times assisting inmates with various wounds and infections. Bringing Hope staff are now planning to begin a weekly Bible study/church service at the prison, as well as a monthly medical checkup. During the team’s first visit several people gave their hearts to the Lord and desire to make a clean start after their time in prison. We thank God for this opportunity to serve those in need.

On Friday our team visited the community of Butiiti. They started off the morning by visiting the sub county prison. While at the prison, they were able to assist several people who truly needed medical attention. This was a great opportunity to show Christ’s love to these inmates and the fact that this team took the time to visit the prison and help these people had to speak volumes.

After seeing 60 inmates at the prison our team headed to the sub county headquarters which is located nearby. There the team was able to assist 114 people. This outreach wrapped up the team’s week of mobile clinics.  We are proud of all the tireless hours they put in this week and are thrilled with how many people received treatment this week.

The team is heading off to enjoy a day filled with safari adventures tomorrow before most of them head home on Sunday.

On Wednesday our team traveled about an hour and a half to a very remote area.  We set up our clinic in the village of Nyedanda at a primary school/church combo.  As the need for schools continues to be an issue in remote areas, the local church in Nyedanda doubles as classrooms throughout the school week.  Today our team was able to assist 175 people.  It is exciting to see so many people getting help throughout this week.  Our team has one final outreach on Friday and we can’t wait to see how this team uses their talents and love to serve the community.

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Our medical team held their second mobile clinic in Kaihura today.  Being that Kaihura is on the main road makes it a central location for people to come to and for that reason Bringing Hope decided to hold outreaches there for 2 days.  Thursday and Friday we will be taking this show on the road and holding outreaches in different villages.

Yesterday our team was able to see 207 patients and today should be around the same. By 9 AM today there were already well over 100 people in line.  I think for many of the team members yesterday was an overwhelming experience.  These medical outreaches are a challenge to say the least.  Not only do they have 200+ people in line, but they are working with a bare bones setup and then on top of it all they are doing everything through translators.  It is a blessing to see this in action.  It is also wonderful to see several of the team members taking the time to pray with their patients after treating them.  The blending of both types of ministry is exactly as it should be.

Check back tomorrow for another update