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2013 Uganda
Healthcare Team

5/29/2013
to 6/12/2013 (Team Cost: $1535*)

Health Care – Gulu

Provide health care as part of a long term initiative of the Orthodox Church to minister to the physical and spiritual needs in Gulu and neighboring villages in northern Uganda. This region has suffered because of civil war and more recently due to uprisings in neighboring areas. Health care professionals – doctors, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, health care students and other medical personnel – are needed.

The 2013 OCMC Health Care Team to Uganda has been invited to visit Orthodox communities and set up temporary health clinics from which they will minister to the physical needs of individuals. Many patients will travel by foot from surrounding areas in order to receive health care and medicine. The Team will begin their ministry at the Orthodox Mission Center and the Holy Cross Hospital (a ministry of the Orthodox Church of Uganda) in Kampala. The Team will then travel to villages in the Gulu region, north of Kampala, to set up temporary health clinics.

This project was initiated by His Eminence Metropolitan JONAH as part of a long term health care outreach of the Metropolis of Kampala and all Uganda. For more than 20 years the Acholi people of northern Uganda are healing from the pain and suffering of decades of strife. While health care in Uganda has improved over the last decade, many villages are reliant on non-governmental agencies to cover health care gaps that the Ministry of Health cannot fill due to lack of finances and manpower.

Members will care for people with malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, stress related illnesses, ulcers, skin diseases, diabetes, eye problems, STD’s, TB, secondary infections from AIDS and other tropical diseases. Medical professionals can give the gift of hope by volunteering their skills in this outreach.

Medical professionals can give the gift of hope and healing by volunteering.

Dates: May 29 – June 12, 2013
Cost: $1,535 + airfare


* Airfare not included in Team costs. Team members must travel on scheduled dates; air travel to be coordinated with OCMC; ground transportation will be provided. Team members are encouraged to raise the additional funds to cover the cost of domestic and international travel.
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God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
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