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Global Link Afrika (GLA) is an indigenous Christian Missions agency which aims at bringing transformations in the lives of individuals and communities through Mission Training and Community Transformation programmes. We identify, equip, link and send missionaries through their professions.
Transformation of communities
Ours is a holistic approach to missions causing transformation in the lives of individuals but also in their communities. Our programmes are designed in a 3E cycle with each programme giving opportunity for Exposure, Exploring and Engaging in holistic community engagements (mission) to fulfill the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Beautiful Feet…MISSION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM(MIP)

November 25, 2015

BY Gillian Gathoni Edube

 

Global Link Afrika (GLA) seeks to IDENTIFY young passionate graduates who have a heart for missions, EQUIP them through trainings on Basic Bible handling skills, Holistic missions, Community development programs, Servant leadership, Spiritual disciplines, Doctrines, Career mission, Fundraising and Basic theological training among others. We aim at equipping them with the basics they need to serve in their short term as missionaries. We also endeavor to equip the churches which send and receive them as we mobilize for global missions.
We send our missionaries to a professional setting where they can practice their profession; in addition, we send them to a local church where together with the church they reach out to the needs and issues in the community for Jesus through the gospel. We thereafter LINK them to churches, ministries, communities, organizations and institution which are on the ground to partner in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We currently have partnerships with Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) who do needs assessment in various health centers which are placed in the most remote places in Uganda. We also do partner with churches and other institutions. Our missionaries are passionate and willing to use their professions as an entrance to transforming communities and lives as they get transformed as well.
We thereafter SEND them as missionaries to serve in unreached people-groups, poor and needy communities that would otherwise not attract a young professional (and if they attracted them, the community would not afford to pay them). We let our missionaries use the skills, talents and gifting that God has given them to serve, so each of them creatively finds ways of reaching the community.
The communities they serve in are needy and we challenge the missionary to identify an area where together with the local leadership and the community they can bring transformation to the community. For instance, building toilets, boreholes, or even conducting community days for issues facing the community.
Some of the health centers lack the basic equipment for performance and we encourage the missionaries attached to the health centers to be creative as well as mobilize to the necessary authorities so that they can get help. The most interesting thing is that this develops their leadership skills and I can report that this far we have had several of our missionaries made in charges due to the leadership skills they display.
There is a shortage of workers in the field and yet many capable people are seated in churches. Join us in praying that they be called (understand they are called) but also join us in praying for the Church to release them to go. Pray also that in the church there would be willingness to send them with their knees and hands. What will be the church’s response to the shortage of workers? The church is you and me. What part are you playing in this?
Mission is done with the beautiful feet that go, the knees of those who stay and pray and the hands of those who give. We welcome you to join us in this noble task of mobilizing workers for the great harvest and through Christ reconcile all things.
Below are our current mission placement areas.

1. ANYAVU HEALTH CENTRE II
Anyavu Health Centre II is a 3 hour drive from Arua town to the south, in West Nile region. It is located in Enyivu village, Anyavu Parish, Logiri Sub-county, Vurra County. It is a Private Not For Profit (PNFP) facility run under the supervision of Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). It serves an estimated catchment population of about 6,000 people.
Alcoholism continues to be a real challenge in this community and as a result a very high level of poverty and teenage pregnancies. There is a lot of belief in traditional medicine traced from the cultural background of the community and therefore a lot of education needs to happen.
The Church faces the challenge of poor Bible handling and almost no discipleship; it does not attract young people at all.
How then would be a missionary be helpful?
• As medical practitioners they have been able to embark on health education for the community through schools and churches.
• Creatively tailor the making of programs that would attract young people who need transformation. Already started is; an English service with proper Bible handling and a lot of Bible study and creative dances and drama. Basically reviving the whole youth ministry.
• Our present missionary, who is a midwife, is the only midwife at the facility and spends much of her time in offering maternity services to the many mothers who visit the facility. Through the women, she is able to address health issues and educate them on the need to timely attend medical services as opposed to seeking traditional medicine hence delaying access to the health facility leading to loss of lives to the hands of manageable conditions. She is also able to do family planning education.
• The need for the church on the ground to be mobilized and prepared for missions is evident and our missionary is involved in training and mobilizing for GLA to train the church and its leaders on missions.
• Our missionary placed here, being a young graduate, stands out as a role model to the young girls who drop out of school in the area.
CURRENT MISSIONARY AT ANYAVU.

Anyavu as a community is currently served by Patience Ayikoru who is a Midwife.

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She joins a team of four staff who together meet the catchment population of over 6000 people.

Her passion is on the youth and she has established programs for youth outreach among other things.

2. ARCHBISHOP OROMBI COMPREHENSIVE SECONDARY

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Archbishop Orombi Comprehensive Secondary School is a 15minutes drive from Lira town, located in Anai village, Anai Parish, Vurra Sub-county, Lira District, Northern region of Uganda. It is a Christian founded ordinary level secondary school aiming to mentor students with Christian models of discipleship as a foundation for quality education.
Being in a remote area, it doesn’t attract staffs that are qualified. The ability to send a missionary to this school is pure joy – besides the current missionary being a biology classroom teacher, for now, she is involved in mentoring the students and is in charge of the discipleship programs at the school. The school has a Chaplain who visits once in a week to conduct Sunday service which is not enough involvement to effectively mentor students. As such, there is a general need for Biblical teaching and Discipleship for the Christians.
Why a Missionary?
• They come to this school as a biology teacher (current missionary) and so they automatically join the staff team and teach Biology and establish a relationship with the students.
• They are in charge of all discipleship programs and developing mentorship models for the school.
• They are in charge of mentoring and walking with the students and also challenging the other staff to take up mentorship.
• Designing Bible study material and running Bible studies for students and staff.
• Through the relationships with the students the missionary has access to their homes and the community nearby and therefore meeting the needs of the community and reaching them with the love of God.
• She is attached to a church and continuously seeking ways of engaging the community through the church.

Current missionary.
Joan Kibone

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a Biotechnologist is the Missionary serving in the school, the church, and through this to the community. She serves as a Biology teacher and Mentor directly attached to the Secondary School.

Joan’s passion is on mentoring, discipling and walking with students.

3. KEI HEALTH CENTRE III
Kei Health Centre III is a 4 hour drive from Arua District to Yumbe District in North Western Uganda, West Nile region. It is located in Rodo village, Rodo Parish, Kei Sub-county, Yumbe District. It is a Private Not For Profit (PNFP) facility run under the supervision of Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). It serves an estimated target population of about 10,700people.
This is a Muslim dominated area with very high rates of teenage pregnancies, early marriages and high rate school dropouts and drug abuse. It is also a place with a lot of religious tensions as Christianity is making inroads.
Lack of discipleship in the Church and very poor Bible handling are the issues facing the church.
Need for a missionary.
• As medical practitioners they have been able to embark on health education for the community through schools and Churches. Our current missionary is teaching English in a nearby school and exposing girls to the need for education and God.
• Creatively come up with programs that would attract young people who need transformation. She has begun an English Bible study and fundraised for Bibles which they use for Bible study. The youths are motivated.
• The need for the church on the ground to be mobilized and prepared for missions is evident and our missionary is involved in mobilizing for GLA to train the church and its leaders on missions.
• Need to do a discipleship program in the church. Our current missionary is involved in developing programs for such.
• Our missionary placed here being a young graduate, stands out as a role model to the young youths who drop out of school in the area.
• Programs in the community and engages their health related issues. She sensitizes and engages in community dialogue over the issue of the small user fee payment, and encourages the other staff to persist and endure the hard working conditions.
• Providing care for the huge number of patients with the love of Christ.
Current missionary

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Alice Akello is the Missionary serving in this facility as a Comprehensive Nurse. She joined a team of two staff who meet the needs of the huge population.
Her passion is seeing the girl child in this community transformed and overcome the religious and cultural hindrances. She uses the health center and schools as platforms to engage them.
She loves the Muslims and she engages one on one to reach them for Jesus.

4. ANYIRIBU HEALTH CENTRE II
Anyiribu Health Centre II is an hour’s drive from Arua town towards the south, in West Nile region. It is located in Beera village, Omii Parish, Anyiribu Sub-county. It is a Private Not For Profit (PNFP) facility run under the supervision of Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). It serves an estimated target population of about 7,900people.
Some of the needs in the community range from belief in traditional medicine, drug abuse and addictions, alcoholism (mostly with the youth) to early pregnancies. The health facility faces drug scarcity, staff inadequacy, inadequate wards and rooms.

Need for a missionary.
• As medical practitioners, they have been able to embark on health education for the community through schools and churches.
• Creatively decide on programs that would attract young people who need transformation.
• Establish a strong youths and children’s ministry
• Our present missionary, who is a clinical officer, is the highest qualified staff at the health facility and spends much of his time doing clinical work therefore he is involved in all areas of patient care. He is using this platform to sensitize the community through the health education programs and outreaches by the facility.
• The need for the church on the ground to be mobilized and prepared for missions is evident and our missionary is involved in mobilizing for GLA to train the church and its leaders on missions.
• Need to do a discipleship program in the church.
• Our missionary placed here, being a young graduate, stands out as a role model to the young youths who drop out of school in the area.
Current missionary.

Asiku  M  Amazah is the Missionary serving in this facility as a Clinical Officer. He joined a team of two staff who together they serve a catchment of about7, 900 people.

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He is passionate about children and he is putting a lot of his energy on the children’s ministry and running conferences and seminars for other children’s workers and the children themselves. What an investment. He is using the Church and the health facility platform to reach the community with the transforming words and works of Jesus and hopes to do more to the glory of God

5. EREPI HEALTH CENTRE II
Erepi Health Centre II is a 4 hour drive from Arua town to Moyo District located in North Western Uganda, West Nile sub-region. It is located in Erepi south village, Ameri Parish, Metu Sub-county. It is a Private Not For Profit (PNFP) facility run under the supervision of Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). It serves an estimated population of about 3,000 people.
This is a catholic dominated area which also suffers from extreme poverty partly as a result of alcoholism and drug abuse by the youth. The community also believes in traditional healing and holds a high belief in witchcraft.
The Church faces the challenge of poor Bible handling and almost no discipleship; it does not attract young people as well.
Why need for a missionary?
• As medical practitioners they have been able to embark on health education for the community through schools and churches and slowly overcome the belief in traditional healing.
• Creatively form programs for the church that would attract young people who need transformation. The current missionary is already conducting a Bible study with church members.
• The need for the church on the ground to be mobilized and prepared for missions is evident and our missionary is involved in mobilizing for GLA to train the church and its leaders on missions.
• Our missionary placed here, being a young graduate, stands out as a role model to the young people who drop out of school in the area.
• At the facility, he provides nursing service to patients, carries outreach programs to the community and engages their health related issues.
• Mobilizing for physical needs around the health centre and community by engaging the local leadership and the community.

Current mission intern
Gerald Ludhuba is the Missionary serving in this facility as an Enrolled Comprehensive Nurse. He joined a team of four staff who are together serving the community.

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He is a passionate evangelist and spends a lot of his time in the community loving them and reaching them out for Jesus. (Living like them and identifying with them).

6. KATIYI HEALTH CENTRE III
Katiyi Health Centre III is an hour’s drive from Arua town towards the south east part in WestNile region. It is located in St Luke village, Katiyi Parish, Olepi Sub-county. It is a Private Not For Profit (PNFP) facility run under the supervision of Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). It serves an estimated target population of about 6,000 people annually.
This community is also suffers from extreme poverty partly as a result of alcoholism and drug abuse by the youth. The community also believes in traditional healing as well as witchcraft.
The Church faces the challenge of poor Bible handling and almost no discipleship; it does not attract young people as well.
Why need for a missionary?
• As medical practitioners they have been able to embark on health education for the community through schools and churches and slowly overcome the believe in the traditional healing.
• The community lacks clean water and the missionary is currently engaging the local leadership and the community on ways of digging boreholes.
• Creatively tailor making programs for the church that would attract young people who need transformation. The missionary is currently running Bible studies in the church.
• The need for the church on ground to be mobilized and prepared for missions is evident and our missionary is involved in training and mobilizing for GLA to train the church and its leaders on missions.
• With the rising challenge of no youth and children ministry the missionary has engaged in training children workers in various churches.
• Our missionary placed here, being a young graduate, stands out as a role model to the young girls who drop out of school in the area.
• At the facility, she provides nursing service to patients carries out outreach programs to the community and engages their health related issues.
• Mobilizing for physical needs around the health centre and community by engaging the local leadership and the community.

Current missionary
Temia Joyce is the Missionary serving in this facility as an Enrolled Nurse. She joined a team of five staff.

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As a way of dealing with the clean water she continues seeking sustainable solutions but also she is teaching about the ways of good-water-storage and keeping a safe water chain.
She loves children ministry and therefore is equipping children’s workers in different churches.
7. KULUVA COMMUNITY
Kuluva Community is a 30 minutes drive from Arua town, located in Kuluva village, kuluva Parish, Vurra Sub-county, Arua District, West Nile region. It is comprised of a Nursing School, Hospital and Churches. Kuluva School of Nursing and Midwifery is a private school with a total student population of 701 students. The school is attached to Kuluva Hospital serving patients from different parts of Arua District and the neighboring countries of Congo and South Sudan. Both facilities are run under the supervision of Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB).
The Kuluva community has a huge population and therefore the missionary serves the nursing school hospital and the churches in Kuluva.

Why a missionary?
• Our missionary is a public health officer who is serves as a member of staff in the nursing school. His influence in admin assisting brings properleadership skills in the school
• The public health concerns in this community are huge and as a public health officer he is able to bring change in the Kuluva community. He is already doing projects geared towards public health.
• The student community looks up to the missionary who is involved in lecturing but also mentoring and discipling them.
• Being a part of the community, the missionary’s house is open and always ready to host people and this has been a great ministry. Students and other people flock in for counseling and encouragement and prayer.
• The need for the church on the ground to be mobilized and prepared for missions is evident and our missionary is involved in mobilizing for GLA to train the church and its leaders on missions.
• Mobilizing for physical needs around the community by engaging the relevant authorities, leadership and the community.
• Conducting Bible studies for different groups in the community.
• Assessments of the hospital and advising on issues affecting the community in public health. He actively engages the hospital administration on ensuring safe facilities like latrines and sewage and water systems.

current missionary

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Asukadi Alfred Okurut is the Missionary serving in this community as a Public Health Officer directly attached to the Nursing School as a teaching staff.
He is passionately reaching out the Kuluva community for Jesus. He loves preaching and so he is thrilled to be in this community.
8. RUGARAMA HOSPITAL-new placement
Rugarama Hospital is a 5 minute drive from Kabale town, located in Kigugwe Kibeiruka village, Lower Bugongi Parish, Northern Division Sub-county, Kabale Municipality. It is a Private Not For Profit (PNFP) facility run under the supervision of Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). It serves an estimated target population of over 15,000 people.
This is a new placement,we have just sent the first missionary there and we long to see what needs they will be meeting. A few weeks after arriving, the missionary is keen on developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

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Ogwang Leonard is the Missionary serving in this facility as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.

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Leonard, who is a very gifted evangelist, has already started doing school outreach to institutions he has identified, and he has also already started visiting different churches and community fellowships.

9. WEST LANGO DIOCESE-new placement
West Lango Diocese is a 1 hour drive from Lira Town, located in Aduku Township, Apach District, and Northern region. It is a one year old Diocese in the Province of the Church of Uganda which was carved out of Lango Diocese in 2014. Being a new diocese, there are many opportunities for serving and our missionary serves the church as the administrator and serves under the missions department. Our desire is that she will help develop systems and structures that enhance missions and also challenge the church to be involved in global missions.
New missionary.
Norah Muhindo

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who is an accountant by profession comes as the new missionary to help the new diocese and the community engages in missions.
Her passion is on evangelism and we hope that she can serve as reach out for Christ in this area.