Dr. Ennis with Operation Renewed Hope in Uganda, May 2015
From May 16-24 Dr. Ennis joined Operation Renewed Hope (ORH), a team whose mission was to conduct evangelistic medical clinics. Included on the team of 24 were 6 medical doctors, a dentist, an optometrist, 7 nurses, and various support personnel. The team was joined in-country by a team of 18 Ugandans serving as translators and spiritual counselors.
The team conducted 4 intensive days of dawn to dusk clinics in Equator, Uganda, a village on the Equator near Lake Victoria. Over the course of the four days, the team was able to see in excess of 700 patients each seeing an average of 2 specialties. Medicine and glasses were freely distributed to those that needed them.
Each patient was involved in a small group presentation of the Gospel after their consultations with the doctors. There were over 300 Ugandans who made decisions to receive Christ following these presentations.
ORH was thankful for the people who were helped physically. Our trip surgeon executed many procedures removing cysts or correcting difficult situations.
The surgeon helped a local woman who had had a C-section to deliver her child; the sutures were not removed in a timely fashion which created an infection in the stitches. Another woman had an infected growth above the breast that had to be removed and sutured.
A man who was suffering from congestive heart failure was properly diagnosed and then transported to a local care facility where 2.5 liters of liquid was removed from his body. Upon his return, the ministry provided money for the procedure at the care facility and medicine to help delay this very serious condition.
We are so thankful for the opportunity to serve people world-wide with professionals both domestic and international. Pray that our work will continue and that many will join our efforts.