Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Thursday, June 9, 2011

God is at work here

After a difficult day yesterday and not much sleep last night we started our day with a devotional reading over our banana breakfast. We read from Luke 4:18-19 :
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lords favour."
We prayed earnestly that through our day we would allow the Spirit of God to work through us in every situation and we realised that we could be Jesus body on earth and do as these scriptures say in His name. We also asked God to replace the oppression, despair and darkness which we had felt so much in the hospice the day before with the presence of his Spirit.
Well, God answered our prayers and we saw the power of the Holy Spirit working in an amazing way.

We seemed to encounter much resistance from the staff to enter into the worship time but once
the children and adults of the hospice and the nurses gathered together in the ward and the worship commenced, solemn and downcast faces were uplifted along with hands raised and  clapping reverberating through the hospice. Andrew W then shared from scriptures and we invited people to come for healing prayer. All three of us joined with Benson to hear each persons needs and pray with them.  We saw a lady who had been paralysed and unable to walk for 2 years, get off the bed and stand up. A woman I had examined two days earlier with blindness had an objective improvement  in her vision and two traumatised women had a release from grief despair and abandonment in their lives. WE felt an amazing lifting of the darkness over thhis place and the HOly Spirit pouring out joy and blessings onto these troubled people. We were witnessing a significant spiritual breakthrough in this place ! We were all celebrating together!
The paralysed woman stands

God gives improved sight to the blind

I also feel another significant answer to prayer has occurred when today I met Simon, a clinical officer who i believe has the potential to lead a team of health workers on site here when the building fit out is completed. He impresses me with his clinical competence and caring approach to patient care, so I am really looking forward to spending more time with him. Tomorrow i am leading some in service training for the medical team and this will be the start of more team building by Rowena and I. Andrew R will be joining the young guys from vocational traiining as they work towards completing the health clinic.
All three of us enjoyed connecting with our families on skype during the middle of the day when we escaped the heat. We are so thankful for the internet here !
IN the afternoon we became honorary Kitgum DJs when we walked up the hill to Might Fire FM and were interviewed by  Denis the Disc Jockey.  Its planned to have a nightly talk back health section for the next 3 weeks and also pre record some key health messages  to be broadcast to over 2 million people in Uganda and Sudan !  I wonder what tomorrow will bring ?

the three stooges go on the air
Please continue to partner with us in prayer because God is really at work here !
Part of the medical team: AW, Fransisco, Benson, Simon.