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Church medical camp in Mbale moves 95 residents to receive Christ

Pearl Haven Christian Centre medical camp in Mbale

Several residents in Mbale who left their homes for free treatment and consultation services at a medical camp organised by a local Church received more than physical healing when they accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and saviour.

The two-day medical camp organised by Pearl Haven Christian Center in partnership with evangelists from USA led by Paul Ortega and John Brattlof saw 95 people give their life to the Lord.

“We loved, we cared, we shared, and because of that we served around 450 patients physically and spiritually. 95 people gave their life to the Lord, many being Muslim,” Mr Wilberforce and Sarah Okumu, lead pastors at Pearl Haven Christian Centre said in a statement on 9 July, 2018.

Mr Paul Ortega, who is president of Pearl Haven Ministries formed as a 501(c)3 charity said residents were not forced to accepted Christ in order to receive treatment at the camp. 

“We spoke to them after we had treated them for we did not want them to think if they didn’t give their lives to Christ then we wouldn’t treat them. That would be a false confession. We wanted to show them love no matter who they are. We saw Muslims and other come to the Lord,”

The camp was organised at Pearl Haven Christian Center and activity started as early as 9am with the medical and spiritual teams ready to attend to anyone that came by.

The team carried out blood checkups for some infections, prescribed medication for some conditions and did one on one counselling and evangelism.   

“One of the councillors asked me to talked to a muslim lady who had just given her life to Christ. She said that she knows what she has done, she will be kicked out of her house and abused by her husband,” Paul Ortega narrated.

Mr Ortega explained that since 2012, teams from the U.S. have travelled to Uganda to take part in the ministry door-to-door evangelism efforts and large outdoor crusades.

One of the participating doctors, Ms Edith Kabachelor said the camp was inspired by  3 John 1:2 which says; I desire that in all things thou shouldest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.

“We are ministering to the community both in health and spiritual wise,” she said.

The medical team included neurosurgeons, paediatricians, radiologists among others. 

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