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
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
From our Treasurer Krys Brown: I had waited 23 years for this exact moment. As we started our decent into Entebbe, I looked out the window and became overly excited. I’m here! I’m here! I’m here! It was my first time in Uganda and I was going to soak up every single moment of it. … More Worth the Price
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!