Providence Community Church in Oak Bay Canada, sent five adventurers to Uganda for 20 days, to visit Dan and the CMM Team, and to witness firsthand the needs in Uganda, the CMM team at work, and to support, encourage, and participate.
Right from the start, in the planning and preparations, and throughout the trip, God was present, showing his favour and providence in this short-term mission.
We left Canada on Wednesday February 13th, flew to Holland on the 14th, and then got into Entebe Uganda on Friday the 15th. So basically two days of travel to get from Victoria Canada to Kampala Uganda. Dan’s family and the CMM team were very kind and gracious in meeting and caring for us. Miriam, Dan’s wife, and Florence, a CMM Team Leader, were great hosts and cooks for us.
Interestingly, although I ate a lot of good food in Uganda, I did end up losing 4 lbs.
The first Sunday, Dan split the Providence Team into two, and we went and preached at two rural churches on the outside of Kampala, and also taught Sunday school.
Christian Model Ministries conducts crusades and outreaches in Uganda, and one strategy that has proven very effective is to hire a couple Christian dentists to provide free dental care for rural Ugandans. This draws a big crowd, who wait for their dental visit, and they also get to hear the Gospel message and interact with Christians for prayer and counseling.
The CMM team planned two mini Dental outreaches for us to participate in, one in Gombe on the Monday and Tuesday, and one in Matugga on the Wednesday and Thursday. We were amazed out how tough the Ugandans were, getting rotten teeth pulled and other various treatments.
Four days of ministry, preaching, counseling, prayer, and giving clothing gifts, complimented the dental ministry.
Much clothes, shoes, tooth brushes and toothpaste, toys, and other supplies was donated to our team to bring to Uganda by the Compassionate Resource Warehouse in Victoria BC. This was an amazing gift to the Ugandans. Thank you CRW!
We’ll be posting more on our Uganda Visit over the coming weeks.
James DeGreef (blog poster)
One of Dan’s Canadian Friends