Adacar is a small, rural village in Uganda. For two decades, the people of Adacar have struggled to survive in an area plagued by drought, famine, starvation, dirty water, and violent raids from neighboring tribes. The children are at risk of malnutrition while contaminated drinking water spreads disease–like diarrhea. And simple wounds are left untreated, meaning that a small cut can become infected and life-threatening.
But you can change that reality for the children of Adacar when you become a sponsor.
2011 Adacar Montage
You have the opportunity to become a sponsor to a child at Adacar or to support our ministry there with a gift toward the community medical fund. Please click the “Donate Now” button on this page to make your gift today.
When you sponsor a child, you give that child two medical exams each year. Part of our giving also goes to treating more serious conditions, like if one of the sponsored children needs a surgery, hospital stay, or other treatment.
Because there are so many children in Adacar–well over 200–they tend to run out of supplies before the end of the month when the first aid kit is replenished, and the nearest clinic is pretty far away. We don’t want children to suffer because they can’t afford the few dollars for a trip to the hospital or malaria medicine. That’s why we’re establishing an emergency medical fund so that no child has to walk around with an untreated wound or illness.
2011 Adacar Progress Tour
by Melanie Dale
We met Lucy on the first day of our trip. She had a very bad burn on her arm, and it was getting progressively worse. Ansley, a fifteen-year-old student on our trip, realized that the burn was getting very infected, and so she brought her straight to MacGyver…I mean, my dad.
He quickly treated Lucy’s burn, and successfully communicated that we needed a bottle of bleach to make a cleansing solution that would eat the bacteria and dead flesh. Lucy’s burn was gangrenous and literally eating her alive.
And while we were getting the bleach, more and more kids started coming to us with similar infections and wounds.
All week, my dad performed this “MacGyver Medicine.” Remember how MacGyver would make a bomb out of a stick of gum and nail clippers and save the day? Well, my dad spent the week draining pus, bandaging wounds, treating deep infections with bleach, water, and using whatever else he could get his hands on to help heal these kids.
By the end of the trip, Lucy’s arm looked GREAT. He trained the community leaders on how to mix up the bleach solution to soak the infections. Armed with this simple knowledge, the community can now better care for their children. They are not dependent upon a once or twice a year visit from us.
In addition to guiding us spiritually with just the right devotionals each night, he’s also become the guy to jerry rig the toilet at the mission and provide first aid to our bumps and scrapes. MacGuyver indeed.
Join us in supporting the children of the Adacar CarePoint. Thank you for your love and support of the children of Adacar!
2010 Mission Trip Slideshow
2010 Mission Trip Slideshow
These are some of the pics from our May 2010 Uganda trip (from various photographers). We visited 4 HopeChest carepoints: Rapha, Kayango, Nabukalu, and Adacar.
Melanie and Alex Dale meet one of the HopeChest kids they sponsor, Bosco. In 2009, a cut on Bosco's leg caused a life-threatening infection. Read the back story on how God worked through the Dale's to save this special boy.