Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Team leaving from Brisbane 29th May

On 29th May, three of us are leaving from Brisbane to travel to Uganda.
Team members are : Andrew Wright.  Rowena Rowe and Andrew Rowe.
Andrew is a GP in Wynnum , Rowena is a Nurse currently working in Oncology at PA Hospital  and Andrew is a builder/project manager.
We will arrive in Kitgum on June 5th.  Andrew and Rowena are staying at the guesthouse of Childcare Kitgum Servants  till 22nd June and Andrew until 2nd July. During this time we will be involved in helping with the provision and expansion of health care on site at CKS and also connecting with other local health services, including primary health care and hospital services. We want to build relationships with other health care providers who work in the community.  A new clinic and hospital with emphasis on childhood illnesses and maternal / womens care is about to be built on the CKS site, so this will be exciting to be  a part of.  Andrew also wants to spend some time with health care students we are supporting and mentoring while they are home on university leave.

Please pray for our preparation over the next few weeks.
We are aware that we need to have on the full armour of God as we set out on this mission.
Ephesians 6:13
"Therefore put on the full armour of God so that when the day comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Why Yotkom Uganda blog site has been set up

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Why Yotkom Uganda has been set up

Yotkom is an acholi word meaning "health".
This blog site is designed to provide information on the health needs of the acholi community of Kitgum, Northern Uganda. It is also an opportunity to share about the people working as health professionals there and the projects which are being undertaken in the Kitgum community in an effort to improve the quality and availability of health care .

Volunteers from overseas are involved and will be sharing their experiences , challenges and visions for change.

Our participation in this work is motivated by our desire to love and serve Jesus Christ and be obedient to his commands to serve the sick and poor and be his agents of healing and hope and to be  partners with God in His plan to bring about righteousness and justice.
Micah 6: 8
"He has showed you O man what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God."

and as Jesus said in Matthew 25: 40

"I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least  of these brothers of mine, you did for me ."