Senior Nursing Students Minister in Uganda


For most Maranatha students, January 23 was just another Saturday—the start of another weekend to do homework, sleep, and spend time with friends. For Team Uganda, a group of six senior nursing students and two nursing faculty members, it was the start of a ten-day adventure—an adventure that took them halfway across the world to work, learn, and reach out to strangers. Two eight-hour flights carried them to Entebbe, Uganda, where they traveled another nine hours by bus to reach their final destination near the Congolese border. There they set up the makeshift clinic that would serve as their headquarters for the next few days. Ministering with them were missionary Keith Stensaas and a team from Operation Renewed Hope, a Christian, non-profit agency focused on medical missions and disaster relief. Together, these teams and individuals worked tirelessly to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the Ugandan people.

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