A reflection on my visit to Methodist Dorcas Clinic.
“Why have you Forgotten Us?”
Bishop Samwini is a “northerner,” the first elected bishop, native to the Northern region and serving the Northern Diocese. His enthusiasm, passion, and determination to serve and transform the lives of his people is remarkable.
After he welcomed me with a bottle of cold water, his next question to me was; “Why have you forgotten us?” This was a very difficult question.
The clinic provides a very important medical need to over 2,000 inhabitants of 7 communities scattered in the hinterlands. Most of them walk an average of 2.5 miles to and from the Methodist Dorcas clinic for their basic health needs including pre-natal and pregnancy care.
This place provides a unique opportunity for Global Health ministry. Here is a place where “our promise to our children” could be fulfilled. Let’s Imagine Abundant Health with Wumpini the 4 year old girl, and not forget them.
The Bishop, the leaders of the Diocese and the Chief and elders of the community are preparing to host the YAM 2017 team. The YAMs will have the opportunity to help with the renovations and also interact with the local school children. Logistics such has housing, meals and transportation have already been secured.
This “Place is a gift, and as a gift it reflects back to us the beauty without ourselves and in our own life and work.” (The Soul of Place, Michael Jones.)