The Kawama Health Post, opened on November 30, 2018, is currently expanding facilities to accommodate the growing number of primary care patients—our goal is to include emergency care. Along with providing care for HIV and Malaria, the clinic also assists young mothers—83 babies have been born in two years. The clinic recently began to perform circumcision on young teenage boys—25 have received the procedure for health reasons. The maternity section of the clinic has come at the right-time as mothers are required to give birth in a licensed facility.
Foundations have been dug for a covered entrance. In addition, we are waiting on district drawings for a cremation facility that is to be built. Poles have been placed around the water well, solar panel area and trash dump for protection and to prevent animals and children from becoming hurt. Medical waste is buried and will also be burnt as needed.
Phase I of the Health Post is near completion and we are grateful for your expressions of love through generous acts of kindness. In addition, we have sent funds for walls for the Kawama church shelter, repairs to two vehicles, mission accommodation, and local language Bibles and hymn books.
Phase II of both mission posts will begin in 2021. We have passed successfully through discovery, development and duplication as suggested by USAID and are now entering a fourth period of determination. An evaluation of ongoing needs will be posted out in the New Year. Your participation is valued—Paul wrote: ‘we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we should walk in them’ (Ephesians 2:10)....Peter