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They received the same message from God.

Dr. Chris and Jane Palacas are a special couple who lead MAI’s ministry in Uganda. Their story below relates how God led them to start working in Uganda several decades ago. Even as they continue to serve the Lord in what is their third career, they serve Him faithfully with an impact across Uganda that is far beyond their wildest dreams!

Dr. Chris Palacas and his wife, Jane, had just come to the end of their vacation at the resort. They had each prayed for the Lord to tell them exactly what He wanted them to do next. Both were eager to know what the Lord had spoken to the other.

When they shared their individual messages, they were the same. The Lord had said, “I want you to serve me for the rest of your lives in Uganda.” This was their third career: full-time missionaries in Uganda. But the Lord also stipulated specific conditions: Live there, serve under the authority of the nationals, and wait for daily guidance from Him alone.

Twenty-eight years later, Chris and Jane serve under the authority of the Ugandan leader of the Anglican Church and have trained countless Community Health Evangelism (CHE) teams. These teams have mobilized a CHE movement in 17 dioceses impacting over 700 villages.

Through a unique event several years ago, God allowed Chris and Jane to be instrumental in bringing reconciliation to tribes that came close to splitting the church. As a result, they are both held in greatest honor by both tribes—each of which consider Chris and Jane as their honorary tribal elders. This is a recognition almost never given to foreigners.

This Is How God Uses Medical Ambassadors International…

…we all work together. Each volunteer, donor and worker is incredibly necessary.

The effectiveness of their ministry on the field is possible because of faithful partners who pray for them regularly and support their ministry through Medical Ambassadors International.

Click here to read more about the Community Health Evangelism approach used by Chris and Jane and many other workers around the world.

The effectiveness of their ministry on the field is possible because of faithful partners who pray for them regularly and support their ministry through Medical Ambassadors International. Click here to support these frontline workers.

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