[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Angela is a good friend and colleague of mine. She’s one of the women whom I had the privilege of training in Bible and literacy. She is passionate about the Lord and a faithful servant of Christ. Last week, her son Vincent was doing some work. Here, when they want to carry something heavy, they typically carry it on their head. He was carrying a big bag of cement. He wasn’t able to see that the ground below him was slippery, and he fell. The bag of cement landed on his neck, fracturing it. He was brought to the hospital in Kitgum. They put a plastic brace on his neck but there was nothing more they can do from here. Angela called me weeping. We were able to get him a referral to Mulago Hospital in Kampala (the capital city.) The problem was, if we hired an “ambulance” it would be a very bumpy ride down for him, eight to nine hours. The ambulances here are not what we are accustomed to in the West. It is simply a truck with a space where they put a stretcher. Most of the drivers fly down the road, not thinking about what the bumps might do to a patient.
Thankfully our good friends Wayne and Bev (mine and Robb’s Australian parents) have friends at MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship.) Wayne called his friend, and the next thing we knew, we had a flight booked for the next morning. We just had to get Vincent to the airstrip. The nearest one is several hours away. Because of Vincent’s condition, we had to drive really slowly and carefully. Robb did the driving, and he did a great job. What would have taken us about 1 1/2 hours with the bad road actually took us over 3 hours, but we made it safely and Vincent was okay. The wonderful MAF pilots put him onto a stretcher and got him comfortably onto the plane, along with his two travel companions (his wife Charity and his brother Kayanza.)
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