Inland Mission

Derek & Nerina Harborne

Sent from St Andrews Church, Leyland

Derek and Nerina work at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the University Hospital in Uganda. Nerina is a lecturer and researcher in MUST’s Biochemistry department and Derek works in the hospital’s Accident & Emergency department, teaching students and helping to improve the work of the Department.

80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion.

They were invited to go to Mbarara University and Hospital in 2012 as improvements in health and education there were needed. However, giving physical help and knowledge is not sufficient. They are part of an AIM team which centres on ‘transformational development’ – the change in behaviour that the gospel brings. They work with students, particularly helping with discipleship, Bible study, and teaching them how to be Christian professionals. They pray that through their ministry students will be better equipped to be Christian leaders and church planters.

Could you partner with the Harbornes in this work?

Partner with the Harbornes

Derek & Nerina work at Mbarara University Hospital. Nerina researches and teaches, Derek works as an Accident & Emergency doctor.

If you would like to partner with the Harbornes in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.

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