CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CFCD)

Report -- September, 2012.

 

 

Hospital and Prison Visits..

Although it becomes hard for me to talk about prison outreach activities without pictures, iam compeled to share with you what takes place in Morukatipe main prison whenever we visit. We have a challenge of authorities accepting us to take photos on our visits but by the grace of God soon or later they will give us the permission. I always console myself that whenever the team that visits under hope4kids is here, we normaly have an outreach together in this facility.

God is doing great things in prison! Most people Uganda (including Christians) think that all people in prison are criminals but they realize that its not the case when they find themselves behind bars innocently. There are many prisoners who are innocent but who still need Jesus. They may not have stolen, murdered or raped but the fact that they don’t believe in the Lord Jesus makes them vulnerable to sin.According to Ugandan law, a person is innocent until proven guilty but once there is a case against you it means you are a suspect who must be in prison which lawyers here say that it is safe custody. That’s why when we go to prison we minister and serve all people (criminals and non criminals) alike because all are siners before the Lord. All sined and fell short of the glory of the Lord and they are justified by the grace of Jesus Christ. Romans Chapter 3: 23.any parliament sectoral commitees. Talk about divide and rule!

 

Strong Fellowship in Prison.

We always meet and preach to many prisoners but not all of them accept the Lord. However, there are those who accept and we link them up with other ministers to be discipled and nurtured spiritually. Prisoners have a lot of needs, some come from long distances of about 500 kilometers and they are far away from their relatives, making it hard for them to get bail money. Others who accept the Lord were criminals and no one can stand surety for them and others are HIV positive.

Others are sick and weak. All these people need comfort and hope. That’s why of recent we embarked on a program of delivering medicine to fight ring worms disease among them. Iam happy that we are becoming successful in our efforts because on our recent visit we delivered 300 tubes of medicine to fight the disease and now there is a great change on their bodies.

The inmate Christians are strong in the Lord. In our last visit I encouraged them in the Lords goodness and shared with them in the book of Ephesians 6:10. The message was centered on salvation, truth and faith. I and my team prayed for their problems and we heard a lot of testimonies from them. Iam happy to announce to you that our Lord is continuing to do his works in this facility. He has provided money for bail to some inmates and when some get released, others are entering and getting saved. Our outreach has enabled thirty people to get saved this month and I thank the Lord for his grace because we have not only preached the gospel to them but also provided them with hygiene materials like soap and razors and nutritious fish to boost their health which we call here omena.

 

Hospital Medicine Report.

Our drug distribution program is continuing to help patients especially children. Drugs of children are in short supply from the government these days and our social worker helped by the pharmacist has been able to dispense 400 syrups to children alone at Tororo hospital this month. She has also distributed potatoe D to help cub diarea among children. Tororo being a referral hospital gets many adults and children who visit this facility from neighboring districts. The number of children at the outpatients department and those admited is high and sometimes they take 2-3 different syrups according to the doctor’s subscriptions.

Other services that we have continued to give the sick beside drugs are food and hygiene materials like toilet tissues, soap, toothpaste and others.

Two times a week, we have continued to visit the children’s ward serving them poriadge, milk, bread/biscuits and eggs. All these services have helped to save life and fight malnutrition among children who visit the hospital. Our hygiene services have helped a great deal on the personal hygiene of the patients and their attendants.

 

Challenges.

The hospital has a challenge of enough medical workers which sometimes affects our services. It is painful to see a patient in great pain without a doctor or a clinician to see him. However, iam happy that recently government released some money to recruit staffs at health center Ivs.

The hospital clinic sometimes is overcrowded by patients who leave their village health centers to come to the main hospital in order to receive our services. Although, we can not support all people who are sick, there is no doubt hundreds of lives have been saved because of our support.

On the spiritual part, many people have accepted the Lord. Those who accept in hospital, we encourage and advise them to be part of the churches that can nurture them spiritually in their respective villages and those who get saved in prison have a full fellowship with leaders. Other ministers of the word from other churches normaly visit them for encouragement.

 

 

FINANCIAL OUTREACH REPORT

E X P E N S E S
Nos ITEM QUANTITY UNIT COST
in Ug Shs
TOTAL COST
in Ug Shs
1 Rice 40 kgs 3200 128,000
2 Millet flour 50 kgs 3000 150,000
3 Soya beans 20 kgs 2200 44,000
4 Beans 30 kgs 2000 60,000
5 Cooking oil 40 lts 6000 240,000
6 Silver fish 1 sack 200,000 200,000
7 Meat 30 kgs 8000 240,000
8 Bananas 3 bunches 20,000 60,000
9 Cabages 10 heads 1500 15,000
10 Charcoal 2 sacks 40,000 80,000
11 Spices     50,000
12 Sugar 50 kgs 3000 150,000
13 Milk 300 lts 1500 450,000
14 Juice 7 boxes 12,000 84,000
15 Toilet tissue 6 cartons 20,000 120,000
16 Soap 4 boxes 72,000 288,000
17 Disinfectants 1 box 40,000 40,000
18 Tooth paste 10 dozen 9600 96,000
19 Tooth brush 10 dozen 6000 60,000
20 Razors 30 pkts 4000 120,000
21 Drugs     1,496,000
22 Other medical     93,000
23 Transport     300,000
24 Communication     250,000
25 Allowances     300,000
  TOTAL 5,114,000

 

F I N A N C I A L   R E P O R T
INCOME SHILLINGS
Bal c/d 74,000
Donations 5,000,000
Our contribution 40,000
TOTAL INCOME 5,114,000
LESS EXPENDITURE  
Food 1,267,000
Drinks 684,000
Hygiene materials 724,000
Drugs/medical expenses 1,589,000
Transportation/Communication 550,000
Allowances 300,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 5,114,000
Bal c/d 00

Items whose receipts are not catered for are not found in formal businesses. May God bless all that have supported us and may he continue to use you to use you to support his work.

Report by,
Eric Sabiiti Alinda.