Mission Mbale, Inc. based out of Newnan, Georgia, was recently awarded a $10,000.00 (ten thousand dollar) grant by the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation on February 17, 2022. Board Member Renee Wright accepted the grant on behalf of Mission Mbale.
This grant will help in supporting the clinic in Namatala that has made a tremendous impact on the community as evidenced by overall improved community health. It will help establish a community health program for preventative and curative healthcare services. This grant will also provide a fertile moment for sharing the gospel to those who come for health services.
Mission Mbale leads short-term mission trips semi-annually to evangelize and disciple among the villages. On March 29, a team will embark on another journey to Mbale to share and shine the light of Jesus Christ. Please follow their journey via social media and support these efforts.
Some background on Mission Mbale
A clinic in a neighboring village, Namabasa, is home to Ebenezer Christian School, uniquely situated in a predominately Muslim village and has become a beacon of hope and outreach in the community with many professions of faith being made. Daily first aid is provided as needed for the 250 students at the school and the teachers, as well as sick-bay care for critical needs.
Mission Mbale was called to work with the beautiful residents of the Doko Cell, one of the largest of the seven villages that make up the Namatala Slum on the outskirts of Mbale, Uganda, Africa. Within a one-half mile radius of the ministry site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, there are over 32,000 residents, many of whom are refugees from other parts of Uganda who were displaced by war, natural disasters, famine, and other situations. Of those residents, over half are children under the age of 15. Of those 16,000+ children, approximately 8,000 are either full- or half-orphans.
With an unemployment rate of around 70% in the village, it has often been labeled as a “cesspool of humanity” and is literally a culture characterized by children raising children, BUT they are a people full of joy and laughter. We have learned so much from them on what it means to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding.” However, through God’s grace and provision, we have watched the residents of the village begin to embrace what God is doing there. Not only that, but we have begun to gain favor with the local government officials who are seeing the transformation that is taking place in the village and are working very closely with us in our partnership with Ebenezer Baptist Church. Through these efforts, some of the accomplishments include providing clean drinking water, feeding programs and food distribution, clinics, HIV and maternal support, and a child sponsorship program that provides basic needs and education to over 200 children.
Mission Mbale exists to share the hope that is found in Jesus Christ with the children and families who live in the Namatala Slum in Mbale, Uganda. We do this while helping to meet their “life “needs of food, housing, pure water, medical care, education, etc. To learn more, follow Misson Mbale on Facebook by clicking here or visit their website at this link https://missionmbaleorg.reachapp.co/