Kayongas Update

Paul Kayonga’s back and 3 severe ulcers are killing him. 😭😭

The biggest need of The Everett and Austin Project continues to be the ongoing needs of the Kayongas. Paul Kayonga is the father of the 3 Kayonga boys struggling with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His boys are Julius (17), Herbert (14) & Emma (10). As you may know, there is NO HEALTH INSURANCE in Uganda.

We brought him to the hospital yesterday and found out that he has slipped discs in his back. This is extremely painful for him and tragic for the boys.

No one seems to want to help the Kayongas in the village because Paul is a refugee from Rwanda and his Ugandan wife left him about 7 years ago. This is the number one reason.

Number two is that most of the villagers are afraid that what ails the boys is contagious and they are afraid that they will catch it. They are unwilling to believe that it is genetic and not something that they can catch.

Number three is that Paul is EXTREMELY poor and it is bad luck to associate with a poor person. Thank you and please donate today!


We got two amazing donations. One for $250 and one for $647 bringing us to almost 25% for funds needed for Mission Uganda 2! Wow! Wow! Wow! Yay God! 🙏🏻🎉

It feels so good to be able to help the Kayongas more! Their ongoing needs are stark and dire. I hate to see him in so much pain. We have to continue to help.

Diagnosing 4 Children

We are making progress and thanks to your generous donations we are now able to help with the other needs identified by TEAAP, too. We can now send Lyazi Paul a wheelchair, Kagaba Bellerine his walker that he needs to keep himself upright, and also get Wadada Fahad and his 3 friends tested to see what is ailing them. We will also be able to help some with some much needed food and household supplies.

Clockwise from top left: Wadada Fahad, Ngobi Shafic, Mulomi Joram, Mukisa Phillip Jr.

Can you imagine that these 4 children identified by Community Rescue Mission – Uganda are special needs children but they cannot afford to go to the doctor to receive a diagnosis?!

Can you imagine??! I cannot imagine not being able to diagnose my children. There are many more besides these 4 that aren’t as bad off as these 4 that need diagnoses too! Nor do they know what is needed to treat them!

The positive thing is that several of you were so generous in your giving yesterday. God is with us. It is truly more blessed to give than receive. We can now help care for some of the worst off children. They are in so much pain!

Delivering Our 5th Wheelchair & Setting Up a Hospital Visit

Surprise Paul!

Lyazi Paul woke up to Stephen Okiror coming over to tell him that the donations came in for his wheelchair. Paul was so HAPPY!

Stephen called me on whatsapp video call to talk to me and so Paul could share his gratitude. What a sweet, sweet call. I could see and feel the joy of the Lord all over their faces and filling us up.Thank you to each of you who have prayed, and encouraged us with your support and donated to The Everett and Austin Project to make this possible!

Isaac at INS Orthotics LTD sent me a picture of Ezra packing Paul’s wheelchair, getting it ready to taxi to him in Mityana District today!. Yay! 🎉

INS Orthotics is so speedy!

Clockwise from top left: Lyazi Paul and Stephen (2x) & Ezra

Meanwhile today also, Swaibu is working on bringing the 4 children to the hospital for a diagnosis of what is ailing them. I sent Swaibu money for that. He says he can take them tomorrow!

I can’t thank each of you enough for all of the prayers and care and love and donations. God is good. Let’s keep it up and keep on doing good in Africa. They need us.

When I was a kid my mom used to have to scold me for not sharing. I learned my lesson finally after many years. We need to share the wealth with our brothers and sisters in developing countries. It’s only right, and it feels really good. Am I right?

For more information on the good works that The Everett and Austin Project is doing, please click on the HOME button, or like our FACEBOOK PAGE. Thank you!


By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

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