Over the school holiday, 40 members of Emmanuael Youth Outreach (EYO) traveled to the Yumbe district in northwestern Uganda for a week-long outreach. EYO is a youth-led, adult-supported ministry of Kasana Community Church.
Nanteza Aziza, an S5 student, shared her perspective on her primary ministry involvement at the health center during the EYO Outreach.
“My favorite [part] was praying for the sick and speaking to the people who were taking care of the sick. The hardest part was I prayed for one woman and the woman just died. It was hard because when I had prayed, I had faith she would live, but when she died, I doubted my faith.
When I went back to the hospital, I got a chance to speak with another woman suffering from the same disease. She was just crying from the pain and could not talk. She accepted Christ … then stood up and talked to us. And I got encouraged that God can use everyone – even those who are weak.
We were happy we went. Even the people there were happy because the LC3 (local official) mobilized the people to do the same thing we had done … cleaning the health center and picking up rubbish.”
More General Information about EYO and the Outreach Trip
The EYO youth worked hard to raise funds for their yearly mission trip outside of the local community. Activities on the outreach mission trip included gardening and other projects in the community, praying with local church members, a VBS, showing the Jesus film, organizing a football tournament, and door-to-door ministry. The local community is predominately Muslim and the outreach members experienced verbal opposition. The outreach brought Jesus to the community through their actions and labor around the village.