The synopsis of the Mission Internship Program (MIP)
BY Gillian Gathoni Edube
Mission Internship Program (MIP) is a one year strategic mission experience for fresh graduates who have a calling in missions; missionaries are placed in communities that are in need of restoration. E.g. (Un-reached people groups, hard to reach communities etc)
The program seeks to give young graduates an opportunity to be involved in global missions while using their gifts talents and professions cross culturally.Through the year the missionaries are helped to discerning their calling.
Over the years we have had several young people committing into longer term mission work. Others go into theological mission training and others still go to the corporate world and influence their sphere.
Why young: Life brings with it roles and responsibilities, yet while one is young they are more flexible, adventurous and have more time in their hands.
Why passionate: We believe in sending people who have a calling and passion for missions, this motivates them to serve.
Why profession/skill/talent: We reach communities that sometimes would be closed to a missionary and therefore enter through existing institutions where the missionaries can practice their professions as well as reach the communities. Therefore, the communities easily identifies with them. The young people being adventurous we also let them use their gifts and talents to do missions. Avenues could include Children, sports, cookery, counseling, schools etc. Like Moses we like to ask what do you have in their hands.
Why cross-cultural: most people grow in a single culture context and the program exposes them to live and work in a cross-cultural community which helps them break stereotypes and get exposure to a wider scope.
Why frontier – there is a notion in the Ugandan church of a great church being the one that has more people, we believe that the harvest is plentiful and the believers need to get out of the salt shakers and go and make disciples of all nations.
Why Through the church – sending missionaries is a mandate of the church and we seek to be an agency that receives disciple followers of Christ from the church and together facilitate the logistics of the going and serve as a link.
Why big picture of world missions- We have been on the receiving side for long and as a continent and nation and we would like to be involved in the task remaining towards world missions. We see this as the first step into further involvement in world missions and we encourage as many as pass through our hands to get involved further.
Why equip: The program offers opportunities to be equipped for the service. The placements are the opportunities to practice the equipping.
Why partnership: Mission is done with the feet of those who go,The knees of those who stay and pray and the hands of those who give. Encouraging partnership as a way of missions.
OUR PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.
- To raise a selfless mission minded generation with a biblical world view that influences every sphere of live.
- To equip and prepare the young people to take the risk and engage front line in global missions.
- To provide a well structured networks and opportunities for service.
- To give hands on mission experience that shapes their future involvement
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 III
Anyavu Health Centre III 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).
Evelyn Apolot will be serving in Anyavu Health Centre III as a mid wife come November this year.
2. ARCHBISHOP OROMBI COMPREHENSIVE SECONDARY
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
Akello Polly Grace
A public Administrator Missionary serving in the school, the church, and through this to the community. She serves as a teacher and Mentor directly attached to the Secondary School.
3. ANYIRIBU HEALTH CENTRE III
Anyiribu Health Centre III 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).
Esingu Albert and Jossph Tsuma are the Missionaries serving in this facility
Albert Esingu is currently serving as a Nursing Officer
Josph Tsuma will be serving as a Clinical Officer
4. EREPI HEALTH CENTRE III
Erepi Health Centre III 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).
Current mission intern
Mukamarinda Benson is currently working as a Clinical Officer
5. GLA Office.
GLA office is located in Kampala Ntinda Kigowa , Ntinda Nakawa Division.
we have three missionaries serving in the GLA office;
Twongirwe Enid is a computer Scientist. She is currently working as the Communications Assistant.
Omoding Nelson, an Economist is currently working in the Admin Department
Akullu Agness a Nutritionist is currently working in office as she awaits her deployment and,
Kevin Ombima a microbiologist will be working in the programs Department
6. RUSHERE HEALTH CENTRE III located in Western Uganda.
Drani Emmanuel a Nursing Officer currently serving in Rushere as an enrolled nurse.
David Okiiki will be serving is a microbiologist.He will be serving at Shalom Namutere Project a community health officer.
7. Yivu Abea Health Centre III located in Northern Uganda
Solomon Ahimbisibwe a clinical psychiatric Clinical Officer serving in Yivu Abea Health centre III and,
Anthony Kamau will be working as a laboratory technician.
8. SHALOM NAMUTERE HEALTH CENTRE III Located in Busia District Eastern Uganda
Okello Innocent is working in Shalom as a Nursing Officer
9. Kumi Hospital. Locted in Eastern Uganda.
Robert Laven working as an an orthopedic Clinical Officer