our blog, one of which was the Clinical Officer who spearheaded the
response at the very epicenter of the epidemic, Julius Monday. He
fearlessly put himself in harm's way for the good of his patients all
the while managing not to contract the dreaded disease himself. In
the midst of The Plague he chose not to run but to care for the sick
and the dying, both before and after he knew the lethal identity of
the viral agent. His clinical acumen, compassion, and endurance
caught our attention and after the epidemic was over we publically
promised (at the District Ebola-Free Celebration) that if he could
garner an admission letter to one of either of the top two medical
schools in the country (Makerere or Mbarrara) that we would privately
sponsor him through the newly established Jonah Kule Memorial
Well, by God's grace that day arrived today. Julius called me from
Mbarrara with his Medical School Admission letter in hand- jubilant
and thankful. "Thanks, thanks, thanks Doctor Scott for your prayers!"
It is a long road he faces. Five years to complete the degree and
then another year of internship. Six years is a long time. It's
still a struggle to face the travel on this road without Jonah, but
Julius is one of the sprouts that we see coming to life from the death
of Jonah's grain of wheat. I look forward to seeing the heavenly
accounting: the lives saved, the suffering snuffed, the compassion
extended by Julius Monday in the memory of our colleague and friend.
Please pray for Julius Monday.