Rob and I served one short summer term with you on the ranch in Uganda. We were with Daniel and Jess’s group. Rob and I married and we would love to sponsor a child. Could you tell me where I need to send the money? Is there anything else – a need – that Rob and I could help with? Just let us know! I can’t wait to be apart of the ministry again!
It seems as though I know you after all my son has told us about his summer with you. When we picked him up at the airport on his return home, he literally could not stop talking about everything that had happened, all the people he met, and doing things with the students, young and older. He spoke to our church on the Sunday after he returned and it was a very moving experience for me. Another thing that touched me deeply was listening to him sing one of the praise songs he wrote while on the ranch. To hear my 20-year-old son singing praises that had welled up within him truly did make me feel connected to him in a new way.
In December 2002, Fred Lubega (age 14) stepped on a thorn causing his foot to became infected. Fred went to the local clinic, but it was closed for the holidays. The infection worsened, so his family had him treated by the local traditional healer (i.e. witch doctor). Tragically, Fred’s infection worsened and turned septic. The day after Christmas, Fred went home to be with the Lord. Today, Fred is remembered as an energetic child who had a lot of potential. Sadly, his young life ended, because basic medical care was not available.
In memory of Fred and to prevent more people from dying of treatable illnesses, ACM opened the Lubega Medical Clinic. Our clinic provides first-line medical care 24/7, 365 days of the year, not only to our sponsored children, but also to a surrounding community of over 3,000 people.
Each year, ACM’s Lubega Clinic treats hundreds of cases of malaria, prescribes antibiotics for infections, delivers babies (one of our nurses is also a midwife), hosts public health education events, provides dental treatment including extractions and restorative care, and much more.
We are thankful for our many friends and donors whose support makes this clinic possible.