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We're at the end of 2021 - and this month we are sharing an update from our Ugandan partners. We're also sharing some news with you about a matching gift challenge to finish our year strong!

Matching Challenge: For the final week of 2021, any donations received for H3 up to the amount of $10,000 will be matched. We have the chance to raise $20,000 by December 31! Join our support team today and thank you for your commitment to serve those in need in Uganda.

Message from the Chairman
Rodgers Atwebembeire


Praise God from whom all blessings flow. He has done what no man can do and he will yet do more—by his grace—to his glory.
Covid-19 came in like a flood into an unprepared world and ravaged things so fast that life will never be the same again. Two years down the road people continue to live in great unpredictability with no assurance of tomorrow leaving serious economic disparity in this part of the world. With many Ugandans working “hand to mouth”, lockdown meant that they could not provide for their families, and those with little capital were forced to close businesses. In a context of great confusion, hunger, sickness and uncertainty, H3 Uganda has been a timely help. To better appreciate the work of H3 Uganda, it is important to understand the context in which it serves. In Uganda less than 0.1% can afford medical insurance. Most families work hand to mouth and in such hard times with few or no jobs, families find it difficult to send their children to schools. This especially affects young girls whose remaining option is early marriages, usually to opportunistic “sugar daddies” who can afford to support their families. If not early marriage, it may be to work in a bar or a back-channel brothel where they are abused day in and day out.

You can understand why a ministry like H3 Uganda is much needed at a time like this to say “no” to such abuses, injustices and to address the helplessness of many. H3 Uganda works in partnership with the local church to transform communities through medical care, education, and discipleship—using its services as a platform for communicating Christ’s gospel to those who normally would not be reached. Through practical care of the underprivileged, it helps the local church to exalt Christ and extend his kingdom as people see the gospel at work in word and deed; in belief and behavior.

On behalf of the H3 Uganda Board, I would like to thank all of you who have stood with us, often sacrificially giving to the work of H3 and helping people you have never met or may never even meet on this side of Heaven. May it be said of you on that day when you stand before the Lamb’s throne, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matt. 35:21 NIV)

H3 Uganda Coordinator
Robert Kalenzi


Robert is our in-country coordinator and prepared the following report along with Pastor Rodgers.
In 2021, with the generous support from H3 USA 9 students benefited from our sponsorship program compared to 2020 where we had 2 students only. We paid tuition for 8 students: 3 in university, 1 in a technical school and 4 in secondary school. 1 of our enrolled students is in primary school, but this academic year she was not able to go to school at all due to shut down of primary schools because of Covid 19 pandemic.
In 2021, we cared for 21 ongoing patients throughout the year with generous support from H3 USA. Like last year, we did not conduct the annual medical camp due to Covid 19 pandemic restrictions on mass gatherings. Because of our interventions, we helped the less privileged access quality healthcare services such as timely diagnosis and treatment. We have reduced chances of severe infection and illnesses that result from lack of access to medical services.

This year, we started bringing together our patients to share the gospel, provide nutritional guidance and provide counsel. This has been very helpful to get to know the patients and to hear from them.
UPDATE ON TWO SPECIFIC PATIENTS:
This is Nakalembe Hilda. She is 12yrs old and stays with her widowed mother who is also HIV positive. Hilda is enrolled as a patient with Sickle cell under our care receiving monthly medical, physical and spiritual support. Through this year, she faced various opportunistic illnesses that come as a result of her condition. We are glad that we have been able to help pay for her medical needs and she is greatly improving. Hilda’s mum is grateful that through H3, her daughter is able to receive prescribed medication and care. She (Hilda’s Mum) is also grateful for the time she receives H3 team at her home for prayer and fellowship. We are glad that we were also able to help her start a small business where she sells fruits.
This is Bikongora Haruna. He is 70yrs old. He is suffering from HTN but also has breathing difficulties. He has a stroke that left much of his body paralyzed. He receives his treatment and says he has hope of one day recovering and supporting his family again. He is happy for H3 loving and helping him. We continue to medically support him but we are also sharing the gospel that the Lord will lead him and his family to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. His wife, who is also Muslim is always grateful and eager to attend all our prayer meetings.
At the beginning of 2021, we launched the P3 Pilot project with 1 candidate who was enrolled and placed as an intern. She was placed in a community organization that focuses on supporting young girls in secondary school to stay in school and acquire skills to prepare them for their adult life.

Through the work of the intern, we do outreaches in partner schools where we focus on creating positive reforms among girls. We hold Bible studies and themed sessions that train them in the Scriptures preparing them for life in school and after. Through this year, girls have also been trained in various skills such as making chapatis, knitting, hair dressing, mandazi, wool rugs, cakes, and popcorn. These skills that they have acquired through the year, especially during school lockdown, will help them to start small businesses that will help them greatly improve their livelihoods.
In 2021, we were able to provide meal support to 40 families. Most of these families were in need after having been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. We are grateful to H3 USA for supporting this endeavor.
Our Ugandan friends have asked us to come back to perform a medical clinic in 2022. We are actively working on trip dates. If you are interested in going on a trip next year, please contact Doctor Mike directly.

There are so many ways in which our Ugandan partners could expand their ministry... IF we give generously here in the United States. This year, we've been seeking to expand our base of donors by asking existing supporters to spread the word to their friends. It's the last update of the year and our last chance to receive your tax-deductible donations for 2021.

Do you want to be a part of this good work in Uganda?
1. Send this email to a friend!
2. Give!
3. Join us on a trip!
4. Pray!

Matching Challenge: For the final week of 2021, any donations received for H3 up to the amount of $10,000 will be matched. We have the chance to raise $20,000 by December 31! Join our support team today and thank you for your commitment to serve those in need in Uganda.

 

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