|Planning to serve as a nurse at Hope Alive! in Uganda|
Kacie Josifek has been endorsed by WorldVenture serve as a nurse for Hope Alive!, a relief and development project focused on orphans in Uganda, Africa. Kacie will be helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of kids, mentors and caregivers in the Hope Alive! program.
With 50 percent of the population in Uganda under age 14, many children are the head caretakers of their households. Many are often unequipped financially, educationally and otherwise to care for several children.
Currently, Hope Alive! does not offer its own medical care, but serves to help children gain access to what is already available. As a result, Kacie will be helping Hope Alive! create a vision for this part of their program, starting with needs assessment and profiling children's current health status and deficiencies.
Education: Bachelor of Science Nursing with a minor in biblical studies, 2001, Biola University, La Mirada, California; Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse with the State of California
Endorsed: November 2008
Home Church: Westgate Church, San Jose, California
The People: The children of Hope Alive!, a relief and development project focused on orphans and fragile families in the slums of Kampala, in the poor, rural area around the town of Masaka in southwestern Uganda, with refugees living near the border of Sudan, and in Ugandan IDP (internally displaced persons) camps near Gulu, in northern Uganda.
Previous Ministry Experience: Several short-term medical-focused missions trips to Mexico and rural Alaska. Also participated in a church planting trip to Peru and a trip to Haiti to support a missionary family.
Prayer Focus: Please pray that God would continue to prepare Kacie mentally, physically, and spiritually for Uganda. Also pray for the preparation and vision for her specific role at Hope Alive!