As I look back over the past year I am overjoyed at the progress we have made in 2018. Even though things move so slowly in Uganda we achieved so much. Our shipping container finally reached our site after a 2 year struggle to get it there and we had many hands to help unload, sort and separate. We have now re-purposed it to serve as an out-patient clinic to the village. It turned out beautifully and we are planning to open December 2018.
The building is finished and we continue to move towards getting the Hearts 4 Africa Naluko Womens’s Hospital open. The process of getting equipment and supplies delivered and installed has been a challenge. Lord willing, we can get everything there and installed soon!
Ten single units of staff housing are also complete and ready for occupancy. Dr. Jones Haguma will be joining us December 5th to open the outpatient clinic. Calvary Church Naluko started services on October 14, 2018 with an average of 130 adults and over 200 children are attending each week in this predominantly Muslim community. We are so excited to see he Lord’s hand moving in our village and we are so thankful for Pastor Abraham who is doing such a wonderful job. Sunday school rooms are next on the list to start building soon.
Our dedication party for the hospital and church was a big success. Over 600 people and hundreds of children attended and we all ate, danced and had a wonderful time. Pastor Gary Kusinoki and a team of 23 people from Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano came and blessed us by planting trees and shrubs around the facility to make it beautiful for the dedication. What a joy it was to have them with us!
I look forward to next year with much excitement to start caring for women and newborns. We look forward to building
more needed staff housing, a doctor’s home, Sunday school rooms, a kitchen, and a guest house. We are currently looking for an ambulance. Please consider us when thinking of your year-end donations. We have no paid American staff and we could have never have achieved this much without your generous donations. May the Lord bless you all…