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
The school that broke my heart the most was Budiba. In the small chapel with a dirt floor, students crammed into desks excited to welcome us as their visitors. As our Ugandan nurse, Aidah, was teaching basic health and hygiene education to the kids, a littl girl ran out the back to throw up. Her … More This is Hope, by Emily Furnish, RN
One year. Twelve months. Three hundred sixty-five days. Not a huge amount of time, especially in the grand scheme of life. But oh what a difference a year can make. In the case of MAMO, it has been an incredible year, indeed. Exactly one year ago today, a small group of people gathered at the … More What a Difference a Year Makes
The first ever MAMO Med Team just returned from Uganda. It was an absolutely amazing trip and went better than we could have hoped or imagined. The highlight, of course, was seeing Afuwah, the young girl who inspired what has become MAMO. She remembered the team from last year, which was very special. She walked … More The Measure of Success
Medical Assistance & Missional Outreach is getting ready to send our first medical team to Uganda. Which takes money. Lots of money. And with almost two weeks to go before our departure, we still needed thousands of dollars. So, we started asking what we’d do if the money didn’t come in? Our journey is captured in … More Do We Walk by Faith? Or by Sight?
We’re packing bags in preparation for our departure next week. And in that process, we’re coming face to face with tough choices. Painful choices, even. Because this is a humanitarian trip, we’re allowed two checked bag per person. A total of 600 lbs. Suddenly, how much items weigh has become almost as important as how … More Tough Choices
The first ever MAMO Medical Team will be leaving for Uganda in just a matter of days. Which means things are messy right now. The learing curve is very steep, and we’re figuring out what we don’t know…the hard way. Which is hard. But starting new things is messy. It takes tremendous amounts of work, … More It’s Messy!
Our team leaves for Uganda in fifteen days. And we don’t have all the money we’ve estimated it will cost to provide medical support to upwards of 10,000 children in that eighteen Christian schools in our fledgling network. God has provided to this point in SO many amazing ways, it’s beyond incredible. Just recently, before … More Still
Medical Assistance & Missional Outreach didn’t exist at this time last year. In fact, it’s been just about a year since a mom of many and former nurse was invited to travel to Uganda as part of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) team; an experience that has dynamically impacted many lives and awakened callings … More First Time Ever
As I type this, my dining room table is covered with letters in various stages of completion. They are letters inviting almost everyone I know to help me deliver medical supplies to orphan schools in Uganda. And while the thought of what we’re doing is very exciting, my heart is breaking; the need is so … More Just One More…