Glory to God for All Things!
James, our team member who lives in Mwanza, has been here twice recently on church business, and each time his visit has been timely for us. We are expecting a team of eleven OCMC short term medical missionaries next month and James, who was primarily responsible to provide for the short-term teaching team that you heard about in last month's update, is definitely our expert. I am always very interested in viewing events from multiple perspectives, and this is a great opportunity for more experience with that. I am more amazed than ever at how well OCMC manages all these short-term missions each year. Just getting an idea of how much effort goes into them in the field beforehand is filling out the overall picture for me. The plan is to visit eight different places in the Mwanza area and hold clinics for the local people. My update will probably be late next month as I will be Ngashe helping with a clinic on that day.
I have learned that there is an residential alcohol treatment program across the border in Uganda, and a young man who has recently completed it has attended the meeting that has started here. Hopefully the meeting will help him maintain his sobriety. I believe having someone in the meeting (besides me) who has information about recovery and 12-step meetings will help others in the meeting.Last month I mentioned the translation and audio recording of a prayer for help with addiction, and the recording has been listened to by a lady who does not read. The regularity of the meetings have now been increased to twice a week.
Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement. I always appreciate hearing from you!