In late June of 2019, I had the privilege to visit Uganda for the many different works that Mission for Disability was doing. I had visited several other countries before, but none took me back quite like what this ministry in Uganda had. Before I saw for myself the works that this ministry was doing, all I knew that was they were building a school, and that was it. However, I was utterly blown away by the scale, and the sheer number of things Mission for Disability were running simultaneously.
Starting with the Special Need Dream school, Mission for Disability is undergoing a large-scale construction in the rural area of Busia to build a school solely for disabled children. In this region, even the government officials are viewing this school with great interest, and you can only imagine the excitement the local and surrounding districts have for this project. Within 3 months, the entire outer structure of the school was entirely constructed, and the local people all claimed that they had never seen such a sturdy building before.
Meanwhile, Mission for Disability also researches and builds new concrete housing for the disabled who are in the most need, which also doubles as a small church for the local people. Lovingly called the House of Blessing, I had the honor of visiting 3 of the 12 houses currently finished and their residents.
There is also a Wheel Chair Donating program where Mission for Disability researches ahead of time to prepares crutches, wheelchairs, and walking sticks. I can never forget the look on the parents and their young children’s faces as they received their new wheelchairs.
Out of the Busia district, Mission for Disability also constructed a large Friendship Village in the city of Mukono where they provide housing and aid to people with HIV and AIDS. Not only that, but there is also a dedicated elementary school for the children as well as a church to also help grow the locals’ faith. Not far away, there is also a vocational school that they are hosting.
I also had the opportunity to take an entire day to experience the local culture by staying with one of the local staff in his hometown. It happened to be the day of their twice a year town celebration, and I was amazed by the vibrant, energetic, and powerful feel of the people. The music was full of exciting beats, and people were enjoying each other’s company by giving each othe gifts, dancing together, and hugging.
What was most touching for me was how Mission for Disability does all it can to benefit everyone alike by providing jobs to the local people, treating, and paying them in a manner that they would otherwise couldn’t have experienced in any other positions. It shows in their expressions and gratitude how this mission is changing not only their current lives, but also the lives of their future generations. I am thus challenged to notice that there are many others out there that are more than capable of doing great things but are limited by their surroundings.
Mission for Disability does all it can, working day and night tirelessly, to provide all its best to help grow, aid, and educate those in special need who are neglected by others. It was indeed an honor visiting and getting to know this mission, and I pray that it continues to be a blessing for the people not only in Uganda but for the rest of Africa and the world.