Mercy Trips is a unique outreach for me personally. First, it is medically oriented. (I am a physical therapist.) Second, it reaches out to a severely underserved area of eastern Uganda where people largely have to go without surgical services apart from this outreach. And third, it enables me to have a small part in helping my friend Dr. Daniel use his and others' medical gifts in third world areas.
I am the founding board member of Mercy Trips Healthcare Outreach. We began taking small teams of healthcare providers to eastern Uganda to support the efforts of Dr. Patrick Mutono with Lodoi Development Fund in the Pallisa District west of the city of Mbale. We performed surgical procedures at a rural hospital in the village of Kanginima and medical outreach clinics in rural villages in the surrounding area. In 2006 we formed Mercy Trips in order to facilitate the growth of the teams and their impact.