At the end of June 2019, I had the privilege of visiting Uganda for the many different ministries that Mission for Disability was doing. I had visited several other countries before, but no one took me back like this ministry in Uganda. Before I saw the work that this office was doing, all I knew was that they were building a school, and that was it. But I was completely overwhelmed by the scale and the sheer number of things that Mission for Disability was doing at the same time.
Starting with the special needs school, Mission for Disability is building big in rural Busia to build a school exclusively for children with disabilities. In this region, even government officials are looking at this school with great interest, and one can only imagine the excitement of the local and surrounding districts for this project. Within 3 months, the entire exterior structure of the school was fully built, and the locals all claimed that they had never seen such a sturdy building before.
Meanwhile, Mission for Disability is also researching and building new concrete homes for the disabled, which are most needed and also serve as a small church for the local people. Affectionately called the House of Blessings, I had the honor of visiting 3 of the 12 homes currently completed and their residents.
There is also a Wheel Chair Donating program where Mission for Disability is doing preliminary research to prepare crutches, wheelchairs and canes. I can never forget the look on the parents’ faces and the faces of their young children when they received their new wheelchairs.
From Busia District, Mission for Disability also built a large Friendship Village in the town of Mukono where they provide shelter and assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS. Not only that, but there is also a separate elementary school for the children as well as a church to strengthen the faith of the locals. Not far away there is also a vocational school that they host.
I also had the opportunity to take a full day to experience the local culture by staying with one of the local staff in his hometown. It was the day of their biennial town festival, and I was amazed at the vibrant, energetic, and powerful feeling of the people. The music was full of exciting beats, and people were enjoying each other’s company by giving gifts to everyone else, dancing together, and hugging each other.
What touched me the most was how Mission for Disability does everything in their power to benefit everyone equally by providing jobs on site, treating them and paying them in a way they would not have seen in any other position. Cna. It shows in its expressions and gratitude how this mission is not only changing their present lives, but also the lives of their future generations. So I must state that there are many others who are more than capable of doing great things but are limited by their environment.
Mission for Disability does all it can and works tirelessly day and night to do all it can to become human and special needs, neglected by others. It was indeed an honor to visit and learn about this mission, and I pray that it will continue to be a blessing to the people of not only Uganda, but the rest of Africa and the world.