Meanwhile, Rasulia and her children had been abandoned by her husband and so her brother took the responsibility over her and the children. He had to now fend for two families amidst their impoverished state. With the love he had for his sister, Rasulia’s brother sold some animals to go to the Regional referral hospital. However, when they got there, not much was done and up-keep being expensive, they decided to return to Midigo health centre. When informed about the patient, Dr. Elizabeth was moved to speak to Rasulia about the love of Jesus and how as humans we were limited in our wisdom. Rasulia was then committed to the Lord and started on medications while trusting for God’s intervention. Rasulia pulled through and 2 weeks down the road she was discharged back home with a smile on her face!! We thank God for His intervention and how He continues to teach us to trust Him.
Kizito gave his life to Jesus Christ in one of Safe Harbor’s Behold Your God missions outreaches in 2003, led by a church from the United States. Kizito grew and matured through our local church and has since graduated from Makarere University, which was made possible by the faithful support of one of Safe Harbor’s donors.
Kizito’s story is a story of God’s faithfulness. It is also a story of how God brings His people together across lands and cultures for the unified purpose of magnifying His name.
Praise God. I thank God for He has changed my life from being a slave of religion to a true follower of Jesus Christ whose foundation was laid before the foundation of the world. I was saved in 2003 in November in a conference. May God bless [the visiting pastor] for sharing the truth that I came to know Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. After getting saved, I joined Calvary Chapel Midigo where I was discipled by Pastor Juventine Emuku and the elders of the church to know God’s word and have true fellowship with Him. As I went through all these changes, God opened a way for me to go to school. I had earlier dropped out of school for two years. Despite my difficult situation, I had laid a request before God that He could grant me to study up to the university despite my lack of financial support from my parents and relatives. In 2004, God opened a door for me to return to high school through the support given by one sister from the US through the church. By then [the donor] was a student of nursing but I praise God that He used her and the church to bless my life. Just like David said in Psalm 40:2, it was the hand of God that found me:
He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and gave sureness to my step.
I was able to study through the university and this year I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in development studies of
“I am Hafsa Wadri, from a very large family. I was attending school until my elder sister eloped while she was in sixth grade. This disappointed my father who vowed never to educate girls. Because of this, I dropped out of school and ended up getting married at a tender age to a helpless 16 year old boy. I got pregnant and had no idea about antenatal services, when the time to give birth came I tried to labor at home. When the traditional birth attendant noted no progress advised me to go to the hospital. I had no money and no assistance from my husband and his family. But I decided to come to the hospital. At the hospital I was warmly welcomed by the midwives. I was told that I could not deliver normally, that I needed caesarean section. I thank God for Safe Harbor because if I was to be referred to another hospital I could not have managed, I could die or lived with related complications. Safe Harbor has provided a well equipped Operating Theatre which together with the expertise of the medical staff enabled me have a live baby girl. I pray that God richly reward Safe Harbor International.
Awadifo Mbogo!” (“Thank you very much”)
During an outreach, one of the teams visited a home, which was inhabited by a man named Tabu Yassin who had been paralyzed since last year and could not speak.
Tabu’s Story (as told by one of Tabu's family members):
When Tabu fell sick, the family took him to a witch doctor and was charged 300,000 Ugandan shillings ($150) for some drugs. They were told that he had been bewitched by some friends, and mentioned names. They went back to the witch doctor, who asked his sister to give all of the names of his family members. The sister was asked again to pay 100,000 shillings ($50), and was given a piece of paper which contained some writings in Arabic instructing her to put it on the roof of the house where they slept. That very night, she was disturbed by dead spirits and saw the grandfather who had died a long time ago. Eventually, she removed the paper. Since going to the witch doctor there has been no unity at the home, and according to the medical reports, the man has been suffering from meningitis.
After Zainabu shared her story, the gospel was shared to 14 people at the Yassin family home, all of which were Muslim. By the end, 4 people confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, including Tabu!