They started out on a spiritual note in Gulu,
teaching Bible stories to villagers, playing
with children and helping out in the kitchens.
Later, they moved to Mbale to shadow doctors
at CURE’s hospital for children suffering from
hydrocephalus, or fluid on the brain. Clancy
observed doctors in surgery, learned to read
CT scans and had her heart stolen by 7-year-
old Arafat Mumbere, a patient with a hugely
misshapen head whose back was hunched and
legs abnormally small. But, oh, that smile.
“He would say random sentences to me
all the time about how much Jesus loved
me,” Clancy said. “That made me want to tell
everyone about this little boy and how blessed
and loved they are.”
Weeks before, Clancy had not felt so loved.
Her boyfriend of nearly four years, around whom
she’d planned her life, ended their relationship
right before her trip.
“It was good timing to answer the Lord’s call,”
she said. “I prayed for God to reveal to me that
there are people out there like me, people who
love to write, who love adventure, who love to
travel, who love Your people.”
God answered by putting people in Clancy’s
path —Ugandans who had much to complain
about but never did, and His dedicated servants
—who made her think twice about her journey
in life.
“Before this trip, I was dead set on going to
P.A. (physician assistant) school,” Clancy said.
“But now, I’mwondering if I will take a year off
after graduation or if I will live overseas and join
a ministry or maybe the Peace Corps? I am open
to whatever the Lord leads me to. I’m praying
about it.”
AUgandanmother and her children (photo above) were among themany enthusiastic Christians six GCU
students encountered during an eight-weekmedical mission trip to Africa. GCU senior Cara Clancy (far
right photo) observedmany children suffering fromhydrocephalus, including Arafat Mumbere, a 7-year-
oldwho reminded hermany times of Jesus’ love.
photos by mark barrett of cure
2014-15 Chapel theme
aims to inspire action
The weekly Chapel service at Grand
Canyon University is an opportunity
for the community to come together
in one place for an inspiring worship
service that incorporates phenomenal
student-led music, thoughtful scriptural
messages and prayer.
This year, in the newly expanded GCU
Arena, Chapel will take on an additional
role: to embolden audience members to
use God’s word to make a difference,
said Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin.
Chapel is held at 11:15 a.m. each Monday, except for holidays and breaks.
“This year’s focus is to emphasize taking action rather than just spending a moment
in an experience,” Griffin said. “There will be opportunities every week for our
community to grow and find a direction in their faith.”
Speakers slated for the fall semester of Chapel are emblematic of the University’s
desire to spread a passion for making a difference. GCU President/CEO Brian
Mueller will lead the first Chapel on Monday, Aug. 25.
For more information, visi
Jesus said ... Go! Global Outreach (GO) Week offers myriad activities for students to
learn about summer 2015 mission trips. For details, visit the Office of Spiritual Life in
Prescott Hall or email
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