This Busiest Month »

July, already one of the busiest months for Akisyon a Yesu Presbyterian Clinic, has been especially active in 2018. While Chloe and I took a few days away helping to see the Okken family off, I got the call from the nurse who had been left in charge that they had seen 113 patients my […]
Posted by: Christopher on July 31, 2018 @ 7:21 pm
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Another Everyday Miracle »

Zion Astraea Verdick was born April 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm (EAT) weighing 7.5 lbs. Before becoming a mother I used to scoff slightly at the phrase “everyday miracle” when referring to having children. I was not the little girl who dreamed about growing up, getting married and having kids. I wanted to travel and […]
Posted by: Chloe on May 12, 2016 @ 2:53 pm
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Whirlwind Week »

Monday’s dawn found our family on the road to Kampala. Christopher leaving before light in order to arrive early in Mbale to run extra errands. I followed an hour behind allowing Carmel some additional sleep before the craziness of travel. We joined forces in Mbale and took one vehicle to Kampala, praying the whole way […]
Posted by: Chloe on February 20, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
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Come, Ye Thankful People, Come »

Come ye thankful people come, raise the song of harvest home: all is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin; God, our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied: come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home. The harvest moon comes a bit early in Karamoja. We don’t […]
Posted by: Christopher on September 1, 2015 @ 3:58 pm
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We Are Not for Milking »

The news of livestock in one of the mission’s planted fields always rouses a certain excitement. The thrill of the chase. This thrill quickly gives way to tall grass raking the legs and burrs falling into the boots and finally descends into a series of vague imprecations upon the owner of said animals as we […]
Posted by: Christopher on August 3, 2015 @ 4:09 pm
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The Cry Goes Up How Long »

Two deaths this week for two families of church members, employees, and friends (and it’s only Thursday). Sunday, the young niece of Acia Nicholas died. Months ago, the mission helped to get her to Mbale where she had a brain tumor removed. And while she recovered from the surgery, she struggled afterward with ongoing illness […]
Posted by: Christopher on July 16, 2015 @ 4:49 pm
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Motley Crew »

This is our summer mission team. They’ve come from many places in the US, but were organized and drawn mainly from the OPC Presbytery of Southern California (Dave Okken’s home presbytery). We have, Stephen (holding the spear), Scott (dressed as Goliath), Lydia (amateur footballer), Alexander (reading some unsavory literature), Eli (crushed by cabbages), Kaylin (looking […]
Posted by: Christopher on July 7, 2015 @ 2:12 pm
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New Faces »

Visitor season is in full swing! Last week, Christopher and Pastor Dave Okken picked up a group of new visitors including a team organized by the Presbytery of Southern California. Our present visitors are involved in many aspects of the work. Volunteers are working at the clinic learning how to identify the signs of malaria […]
Posted by: Chloe on June 29, 2015 @ 3:26 pm
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We are happy to announce that our translation of First Catechism into Karimojong has been completed and printed. The printing process in Kampala was exciting and challenging (and heavy on the learning experience), but the mission now has its first published literature in the Karimojong language, the firstfruits of what we hope will be many […]
Posted by: Christopher on May 23, 2015 @ 9:50 am
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