In 2013, our team was serving in Uganda when team members realized the great need for basic medical care. The team rallied together supplies and we operated for several days under the shade. From bandaging wounds to treating common illnesses in the region, our team found a ministry that truly shows “hands of kindness”.
When we returned in 2014, 2016 and 2017, our team came prepared to operate a medical clinic for several days. What resulted was a massive outreach to a neighboring school. Our HOK Ministry employs Ugandan medical professionals to allow us to see over 600 children each year at the school. In 2014, the director of the school shared these words with Dr. Michael Okwakol, “Thank you for not forgetting our school.” They were aware of our presence in the previous year and they are grateful for our willingness to return each year to work in their school. Hundreds of kids annually see the love of Christ through “Hands of Kindness”.
Each year, it is our prayer to expand our medical team and ministry. We regularly seek and prayerfully ask God to provide medical professionals with a calling to serve God in missions. God has been faithful in providing for that need over the last few years. Please consider this as a great ministry and extension of the gifts that God has given you!
Donations of medical supplies allow us to keep our funding focused on child sponsorship. We have been fortunate to have lots of generous individuals who have donated toward our medical clinics.
|SUPPLIES NEEDED:||PROFESSIONALS NEEDED:|
|Gloves, Bandages, Tape, etc.
Basic First Aid Supplies
Monetary donations used to purchase medications in Uganda
|Doctors and Nurses
EMT, Paramedic, and First Responders
Willing volunteers to assist medical team
Please contact our Ministry Director if you would like to help make our next medical clinic a reality.
Led by our ministry director Kathie Burgess, this team has seen hundreds and hundreds of individuals over the past few years. During our last three trips, we saw several come to know Christ as a result of this act of serving.
Would it be possible for a team of volunteers to be trained enough to do a vision clinic in a third world country? That might seem like an impossible goal – but that is exactly what our ministry has been able to do for several years. In a partnership with an upstate eye care center, our team members have been able to receive training with vision professionals so that the team is equipped to provide basic vision care for those in the villages of Uganda.
Much of what we are able to provide the people are reading glasses, but we have also been able to fit many people with prescription lenses that radically changed their sight! One such woman could not even see our team members as she arrived. She left with a smile as she watched one of our team members waving her arms in the air to determine if this precious lady could see. Examples like this remind us how the simple gift of glasses can truly be a life-changing gift. Some who had long ago given up reading God’s Word can once again study the life-changing truths of Scripture.