The ministry of Restoration Gateway was birthed in 2004 when seven Ugandan men began meeting to pray under a tree on the land presently held by the project. Their prayer was that God would send someone to help restore all that the enemy had stolen in their land. God answered those prayers and issued a call to Dr. Tim and Janice McCall in early 2005 to move to Uganda. The first trip by the McCalls took place in May of 2005, and the land for the project was selected. Over the next 18 months, legal title to the land was obtained, a Ugandan Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) and U.S. nonprofit were established, and the McCalls received extra missionary training and made preparations to launch the new ministry.
Restoration Gateway exists to join Christ in restoring peace and healing wounds among the vulnerable children and war-torn people of Northern Uganda. 700 acres of land overlooking the Nile is being developed into a holistic, reproducible community through Orphan Care, Health Care, Empowerment, and Ministry to the Church.
The hospital at Restoration Gateway has approximately 180 beds with large outpatient, operating room, lab and x-ray facilities as well. This facility is becoming the hospital of choice for the people in the surrounding districts. It is nearer to many of these people, and increases the bed capacity in the area by nearly 50%. Medical, nursing and allied healthcare students will soon be able to receive supervised training.