Church of Uganda Kisiizi Hospital
Greenhill Methodist Church has growing links with Church of Uganda Kisiizi Hospital – a small hospital with 200 beds in the Kigezi hills of South West Uganda. The hospital serves a poor rural community, many of whom have very little health knowledge, scant funds for healthcare or education, and a background of belief in ‘traditional’ healing practices.
It is just over a year since our Church members Jane and Graham were able to spend some time working there, and over the course of the last year GMC has supported the hospital both in prayer and in giving.
Click the staple to the right for:
•An update on Kisiizi life
•Some prayer needs including the impact of coronavirus and last year’s serious flooding
•Future plans to develop the building and the work of the hospital
•Ways in which you can give to the work of the hospital
Acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah chapter 6 verse 8, The Bible)
Micah68 is a Christian expression of advocacy, friendship and practical support for the peoples of the Middle East, focussed especially on Palestine, Israel, Jordan and Egypt.
Micah68 work is the personal ministry of Ian White, a member of Greenhill Methodist Church, who heads up the organisation and regularly journeys to the region to meet friends and partners from across the different communities, and to handover gifts of support to the project partners. He has been running the organisation, raising money for six projects and three micro businesses for over 10 years.
Micah68 is about speaking up for disadvantaged people, befriending and encouraging individuals and communities living with injustice and supporting disabled people in practical ways – all through a programme of targeted and meaningful giving. Currently this includes supporting a church in its youth and family ministry, promoting fair trade goods internationally, working with a school supporting young people with learning difficulties, supporting Sudanese refugees in a business enterprise, buying useful equipment for several vocational centres across the region, launching a family jewellery business, running a food programme for a disadvantaged gypsy community and supporting a prison visitation programme.
Ian believes that extending real friendship and practical active support offers the best context to allow the good news of Jesus to be expressed. He has a real concern for the poor and disadvantaged, hates to see injustice, and believes that Christians need to speak up and speak out when they encounter it – as well as do something practical to respond to the issues.
‘The Bible text Micah chapter 6 verse 8 has a special significance for me. A sort of mini gospel, it reminds me that not only should I seek justice for others, but also I am required by God to act justly in my own life. The verse urges me to offer loving, merciful acts towards others, but also keep my life in perspective by living in humility before God in the world. I am a small part of God’s much bigger heart for His world and its peoples – but I can do something the poor, the disadvantaged, and our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, and so I must’ - Ian White
Why not find out more on: www.micah6-8.org.uk or on the Micah68 Facebook page where you can hear more about the work, meet some of the Micah68 partners on video and photo. And of course you can support the work by buying some fair trade goods from Bethlehem!