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CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CFCD)

Report -- June, 2013.

 

Moving in the Footsteps of Early Christian Missionaries
in Uganda.

For the first time since we began preaching the gospel in prison, we were blessed to have Dr Dee Ann from the hope4kids medical outreach team treat the sick inmates of Morukatipe prison Tororo. It was not easy for her to treat a big number of sick prisoners although she had two nurses assisting her with Ekibo and Suzi working as interpreters. Many patients with different ailments ranging from fevers, hernia, hydrocels and others were seen.

Patients like those of hernia and hydrocels needed surgeries and other treatment that she could not give but at least it showed us how big the problem is. By the grace of God, Christian Foundation working together with the prison authorities will egange a Doctor at Tororo hospital to do this work. Dr Dee became too tired because of the big number of patients but her support did accompany the gospel of salvation that we preach at this facility

It’s sad to preach the gospel to people living in physical pain and you don’t do something about it. In our spiritual outreaches in prison, we meet a lot of challenges and sickness is one of them among the people we minister to. Many times we buy medicines to individuals who are sick in prison because their pharmacy is not stocked with medicines that can treat them. There are common sickneses like ring worms and scabies that we provide medicine to treat but it becomes difficult for us to buy medicine to treat a sexually transimited disease without the patient seeing a clinician or a doctor.

This is why Dee’s medical outreach was important. We didn’t take pictures because it is prohibitated and you have to get a special permission from the authorities but I thak the work of the medical team. However, in a second outreach the authorities allowed us to take a few pictures as Dee Ann delivered some medicines. My prayer is that next time a medical team is here to serve the communities, Tororo main prison shouldn’t be forgotten.

 

In Footsteps of the First Missionaries.

I appreciate the work of different teams that visit Uganda to serve with us. I don’t know how the teams take themselves to be, but I look at the teams that visit Uganda as missionaries. Dulling the 1800s when we received the first Christian missionaries in Uganda, it was an uphill task for them to spread the word of God. The reason is that there were no roads, vehicles, aeroplanes and schools. In otherwords there was no educated people. But Gods love is so urbandant for his people and he used the first Christian missioneries to provide all these. They encountered a lot of things like hunger, thirst and forests.

They taught so many things including reading and writing. But the most important thing they preached Christ first. At every place they stationed, they built schools to promote education and hospitals to treat the sick. That’s why today the missioneries hospitals are the ones that are still trying to offer quality medical services although at a fee after many years of instability in the country. In an education sector that had gone to dogs, the missionary schools are still offering services. This is exactly what the missionary teams still do here.

With your support to us, atleast we have been able to save both body and soul through our preaching the gospel and dispensing medicines at Tororo hospital and Mukuju health unit. We have also supported others to access surgeries. The most important thing is that you have visited physicaly to participate in our ministries here by offering medical help, preaching the gospel, building schools and educating Ugandan children to become responsible citizens.

This is a great service to Gods people. Already, the fruits of your missionery work are seen here. Had the first missioneries not sacrificed what they had to serve Jesus, where would we be? The only thing to do is to continue in their footsteps as we serve the Lord, Indeed you are missioneries. The churches and individuals back at home that send you are great. All of us we shall get a crown in the Kingom of God. I thank you all for your tireless work.

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 80 kgs 3200 256,000
2 Beans 40 kgs 2000 80,000
3 Maize Flour 50 kgs 2000 100,000
4 Silver Fish 1 sack 230,000 230,000
5 Meat 30 kgs 8000 240,000
6 Cabbages 10 heads 1500 15,000
7 Eggs 10 trays 10,000 100,000
8 Spices   50,000 50,000
9 Sugar 1 bag 3200 160,000
10 Milk Formula 5 tins 45,000 225,000
11 Juice 3 boxes 15,000 45,000
12 Ordinary Milk 250 lts 1600 400,000
13 Soap 5 boxes 72,000 360,000
14 Toilet Tissue 10 cartons 20,000 200,000
15 Disinfectants 2 boxes 40,000 80,000
16 Tooth Brush 10 dozens 6000 60,000
17 Tooth Paste 10 dozens 9600 96,000
18 Razor Blades 10 pkts 4500 135,000
19 Medicine     1,496,000
20 Medical Tests     120,000
21 Transport     300,000
22 Communication 200,000   200,000
23 Volunteers Allow.     400,000
  TOTAL 5,348,000

 

F I N A N C I A L   R E P O R T
INCOME SHILLINGS
Bal c/d 13,100
Donations 5,000,000
Our Contributions 370,000
TOTAL INCOME 5,383,100
LESS EXPENDITURE  
Food 1,071,000
Drinks 830,000
Hygiene Materials 931,000
Medical Expenses 1,620,000
Transport/Communication 500,000
Volunteer Allowances 400,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 5,202,500
Bal c/d 35,100

Some items that don’t have receipts are not found in formal businesses.

Reported by
Eric Sabiiti Alinda

Christian Foundation for Community Development (CFCD)