When I went to Uganda in July of 2016 I met a child named Jacob. The first thing I noticed was his smile, his alertness, and the enjoyment he had out of the simple act of blowing bubbles with Marchauna, the Co-founder of MAMO. Marchauna asked me to blow bubbles with him so she could … More “Jacob”
I have been part of MAMO since the ignition of the dream before MAMO even existed as we were bouncing our way down a red dirt road in a bus filled with twenty-seven people. I was sitting beside my mom, who was crying and praying and journaling and talking with an old family friend, Dave … More My MAMO story
I was five years old when I first felt the call to Uganda. Five-year-old me wanted to take the broccoli that I didn’t want to eat to the children who didn’t have food. I packed all the essentials a five-year-old would need (three pairs of pajama pants and my favorite stuffed bear) into my Minnie … More 23 years in the making
When we were talking about a name for the vision God was giving on that dusty bus ride in rural Uganda, the first two letters were easy. Medical Assistance was the main focus of what we were burdened to do. Even before MAMO was anything more than a dream, though, God was giving us a bigger … More Missional Outreach
Out shopping recently, for something totally unrelated to MAMO, we found this plaque. It is exactly what we’re finding with MAMO. It isn’t easy. Not everyone is doing what we’re doing. But it is definitely worth it, even with the risk of malaria, the monotony, the inconvenience of travel (spending 15 hours in a metal … More If It Was Easy
Last July, a team of Americans traveled to Uganda to host sports camps at small, independent Christian schools, all participants in a feeding program sponsored by an American organization. Two of the team members went as medics, prepared for sports-related injuries and issues. Nobody went prepared to care for sick children. But on the first … More Dreams DO Come True!!
When we were in Uganda in April, we did everything within our power to help Hope. Her story is detailed here. But we left not knowing how she was doing or what her outcome would be. By God’s grace, a “Rapid Response Team” was able to follow up with Hope in August. And the results … More The Rest of the Story
Last year, one of the schools we visited was hosted by a local church, in a slum of Mbale. When the vision for MAMO was shared, the pastor took a photo of the team, saying he would ask his church to pray every day for God to bless MAMO. In retrospect, that is probably the … More Catalyst
Someone asked a great question recently…why MAMO? What makes Medical Assistance & Missional Outreach different from all the other organizations doing medical missions in places like Uganda? That is a great question. And it deserves a serious answer. Actually, answering that question is really exciting! It goes to the very core of why MAMO was started, … More Why MAMO?
In Uganda, shoes are optional. The weather is warm. They’ve had a long dry spell so it isn’t muddy. And when you can either pay for food or shoes, shoes just aren’t that important. Unfortunately, going without shoes in Uganda also comes with risks, namely in the form of a parasite called “Jiggers.” Jiggers are … More A Mile in Their Shoes