Monday, 7 July 2014

I Was Blind…

Keith Waddell, who works with the Africa Inland Mission in Uganda was with us on Sunday as this year’s visit to the UK comes to an end. Over nearly 25 years, Keith has been responsible for building up an eye service in Uganda that not only reaches out to large numbers in the rural areas, whose eye problems would otherwise go untreated, but he has also been able to teach a new generation of Ugandan surgeons the skills they will need to carry on the work. In consequence, he holds the honorary post of Professor in the Mbarara Medical School. He also leads teams into neighbouring countries which lack an equivalent group of ophthalmic specialists.

In our Sunday morning service, Keith was interviewed about his work, during which a series of slides, taken by one of our congregation who visited Keith last year, was shown.

The Church of Uganda is soon to celebrate Keith’s 50 years of Mission service with a service of thanksgiving. We are thrilled that we have been able to support Keith in this invaluable work which testifies so strongly to the love of Christ.