Thank you for praying for the CC Philly missions team that were ministering in Uganda last week. For the last seven years CC Philly has been partnering with CC Entebbe, Uganda and it is such a blessing to go back there multiple times a year and see all that the Lord has done and is doing there in Uganda. This past trip was a medical outreach and consisted of 16 people from our church. Many of them were either nurses, doctors or dental hygienists and others came along to help with the children’s ministry and evangelism outreaches held at the same time as the medical outreaches. Our team was based on the property of CC Entebbe’s farm and sister church CC Nangombe which is a 25 minute boat ride on Lake Victoria from the main church in Entebbe. CC Entebbe has adopted 5 island communities on the Lake that have no electricity, running water, hospitals, or police. They go to these islands to minster much needed medical aid, as well as to share the gospel and work with any local pastors that may be ministering to these least reached people of Uganda. Our team hit each of these islands everyday during the week that we were there.
In total, we were able to treat over 1,000 people, and we are thrilled to announce that close to 200 people made a profession of faith in Christ Jesus during the week of outreaches to those islands. The team made it back safely (though having to endure almost 24 hours on 2 planes coming home) and they wish to thank all of you who so faithfully prayed for them and the outreaches. The leadership at CC Entebbe said this was one of the best and most fruitful weeks of ministry they have ever seen at the church – we owe this all to God’s grace, and your faithful prayers! Please continue to pray for the ministry that CC Entebbe is doing in Uganda, as we see many open doors for them to continue to be a light and salt in their community!
Thanks for praying for our team. We had our 3rd outreach today on the island of Bussi. The island is about an hour boat ride away from our home base in Nangombe village. We saw the most people on this island then the two islands previously. All told today, the medical team treated over 300 people, the dentists had over 70 teeth extracted, the kids ministry taught 75 kids, and the outreach team got to lead 12 people to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior!
We are thrilled at all the Lord is doing through these outreaches and understand that your prayers are a key part in the advancement of the Kingdom of God here on the islands of Lake Victoria, Uganda. Please continue to pray for our team during these last two days of medical outreach and ministry. We know the Lord wants to do more and we are excited to see what He has for us!
Tomorrow night Pastor Carlos will be teaching at Calvary Chapel Nangombe and the team will get to be a part of this village church that CC Philly was able to build a couple years ago – please pray that this young congregation will be encouraged by the Word and our time of fellowship together.
The team is all healthy and doing well, and we are all enjoying getting to hear each other’s stories and testimonies.
That’s about it for now, Lord willing when we have access to internet we’ll be able to upload some more video for you.
Hi everyone just wanted to let you all know after a day delayed flight, our team finally made it to Entebbe! We’re at our base camp now and meeting with our Ugandan medical team to go over the details for the islands clinics this week.
All our bags made it, everyone is healthy (but tired) and we’re ready to hit the ground running tomorrow morning. We’ll try to update with some videos on Tuesday when we get access to wifi.
Please be praying for the outreaches this week and for many hearts to be given to the Lord!
Updates From Uganda Medical Team
Stay tuned for updates from our medical missions team, who will be traveling to Uganda, Africa. They will leaving January 27th and returning February 5th.
Please continue to be praying for safety and much fruit to come from this trip.
The Following is the Itinerary of the team.
Saturday, January 28th – Arriving in Entebbe, Uganda.
Sunday, January 29th – Pastor Carlos will be teaching both services at Calvary Chapel Entebbe. Our team will be gathering with our Ugandan Medical team and going over the details of the week’s outreaches.
Monday, January 30th – Thursday, February 2nd We will be traveling to various islands on Lake Victoria where we will have free medical clinics to provide much needed medical care to those living in the villages there. In addition to the medical outreach, we will have a Prayer Tent, Gospel
Outreach Team, and Children’s Ministry taking place on the islands.
Wednesday night, February 1st—Ron Rushton will be speaking at
Calvary Chapel Entebbe’s mid-week service.
Friday, February 3rd – The team will be helping out Calvary Chapel
Entebbe with various work projects around their campus.
Saturday, February 4th – Visiting CC Philly’s missionary Julianne Heilman at Asifiwe Child Care Ministries and spending time with the kids. Leaving that night to return home.
Sunday, February 5th – Arriving back in Philadelphia.
Sunday, January 24th
This was the team’s first full day in Uganda. Pastor Carlos gives an overview of the ministry that will be taking place on the trip that week.
Tuesday, January 26th
On this update the team was on the island of Kakyanga, and the medical outreach to the community of around 800 people was highlighted.
Friday, January 29th
The kids ministry was the focus of this update. The team was ministering on the island of Kyanjaaza. This was CC Entebbe’s first time ministering to this small island community of 350 people. We were told that the gospel had not gone far on this island and that there were still those who had not heard of the gospel living in this community.
Saturday, January 30th
The team visited CCPhilly’s missionary, Julianne Heilman, who has a children’s home working in partnership with CCEntebbe called Asifiwe Children’s Home. The team was able to hang out with the fifteen children living at their first home and spent time playing games, eating sweets, and getting to know them a little more.
Sunday, January 31st
Pastor Deos, the pastor of CCNangombe greets the church at CCPhilly, and shares about the work that is going on in the area of Nangombe, Uganda.
Hello everyone. The week is quickly passing us by and as I type this the team is in the middle of their last medical outreach in the village of Nangombe. Nangombe has been our home base for the last week and is about a 30 minute boat ride from CC Entebbe. Nangombe is also where CC Entebbe has a farm to help them be more sustainable. There is a Calvary Chapel in Nangombe which is a church plant from CC Entebbe and the children’s outreach today is being held in their church building which a team from CC Philly built two years ago!
Yesterday we had the privilege of going to an island that has never been visited by the church here and is more remote than the others. You could tell the gospel has not gone too far in this place as there was no church there, and even the kids didn’t know the most common “Bible songs” that everyone else always knows on the islands. It was great to share with them and see many put their trust in the risen savior. Please pray that the the Lord would continue to bring life to their hearts as they seek to know him more and more. You could also pray for a healthy church to be started in this village.
The team is doing well but need prayer for strength to get through the next few days of ministry.
Hi everyone, I just wanted to update you all on the ministry taking place here in Entebbe, Uganda. We are on our third day of medical outreach and children’s ministry on the islands. Yesterday and today we were on the island of Kachanga. There were a ton of kids that heard the stories of creation, the fall, the birth of Christ, his miracles, and his death and resurrection. Many gave their lives to King Jesus and we pray that they will get plugged in to the church there.
The medical side has been busy as well providing basic health care and medicine, immunizations, AIDS testing, wound care, and dentistry.
The pastors have been praying and sharing with everyone in line for medical care, and once again, lives have been surrendered to King Jesus.
Thanks for praying. The team is doing great…..a bit tired, but still in good spirits and filled with the joy of the Lord. Please keep us lifted up during these last few outreaches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The intake line during our medical outreach on Kachanga.
The shores of Kachanga.
Hey everyone I just wanted to take advantage of a wifi signal and update you on our trip. Today was our first day of ministry and some of our team went to the islands for the medical outreach and children’s outreach, while others went across the water to help with some construction and maintenance projects at CC Entebbe. Here at CC Entebbe we painted some classrooms at the school, helped with the construction of a dining hall, and began plans to build a teeter totter and new basketball court for the school. It’s really hot but praise the Lord, it hasn’t rained all day so hopefully the sun will dry up all the mud.
Lord willing in my next update I will be posting pictures and talking about the medical outreaches on the islands.
Everyone is healthy and in good spirits, although a bit tired, since we’re trying to get used to sleeping with goats, roasters, frogs, and monkeys making all kinds of noise at night!
Thanks for praying for us, please keep it up as the heart of our ministry here will be taking place in the next six days.
Hey everyone please be checking the blog as well as CC Philly’s Facebook (like Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia) and Instagram (@calvaryphilly) for updates on this years missions trip to Uganda. As in years past, this year a group of 16 from CC Philly will be working alongside Calvary Chapel Entebbe putting on free medical clinics on various islands on Lake Victoria. In addition to the free medical clinics, we will be running all day kids clubs for the children on the islands, as well as taking part in some small construction projects at CC Entebbe. We’re at the airport now (JFK), stopping in Brussels, then Lord willing will be arriving in Entebbe, on Saturday evening. Please keep our travels in prayer, and also please pray that all of our ministry and personal bags make it to Entebbe! We’ll be updating throughout the week, so please check in to see and read about what the Lord is doing during this trip.