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Feb
20

Missionary Mom: Stephie Van Wagenen

The recent publication of The Messenger features testimonies about moms on the mission field. This article is an extension of this edition. Read The Messenger here. My husband Hunter and I are currently Missionary Candidates living in Greensboro, North Carolina, and preparing to move to Spain to serve as missionaries on the Camino de Santiago.  […]

Feb
19

What an Adventure!

New Zealand. The land of mountains and coastal towns, ocean views and palm tree forests.Red curry, green curry, coconut curry, more curry than I’ve ever eaten before.Late night board games, ocean kayaking, river swims, and learning new recipes.Morning prayer, midday prayer, evening prayer, silent in the presence of God. These are just a few of […]

Feb
19

Take Action – New York Abortion Laws

Each month we will offer a list of action ideas so you can defend, honor, and celebrate Life in your churches and communities on our Take Action page. This month, we are looking at New York abortion laws. As I am sure all of you have heard by now, last month New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a […]

Feb
19

UCU Partners business program scholarship recipients

(NOTE: In the fall of 2018, Brendah Ndagire, UCU Partners’ Communications Associate, came on the Uganda Christian University Mukono campus to interview some UCU Partners scholarship recipients. For a 10-day period, UCU Partners features a summary of their feedback. To support students like these, contact Mark Bartels, executive director, UCU Partners, at m.t.bartels@ugandapartners.org  or donate […]

Feb
18

Daily Life

Missy here. This is a long post. Therefore, I understand if you want to jump to the IMPORTANT stuff at the bottom! If you look at all the pictures Evan posts, you might think that we are on a year-long vacation (and I realize that Belize is a tourist destination), but the work we are […]

Feb
18

From Mission Minded to Missionary

As Christians, we are all called to be mission-minded, seeing ourselves as everyday missionaries wherever we happen to live and at whatever life stage we happen to be. The three testimonies below highlight that we Anglicans have “an embarrassment of riches” when it comes to the support of dozens of mission societies, ministries, missional parishes, […]

Feb
18

UCU Partners social work, art program scholarship recipients

(NOTE: In the fall of 2018, Brendah Ndagire, UCU Partners’ Communications Associate, came on the Uganda Christian University Mukono campus to interview some UCU Partners scholarship recipients. For a 10-day period, UCU Partners features a summary of their feedback. To support students like these, contact Mark Bartels, executive director, UCU Partners, at m.t.bartels@ugandapartners.org  or donate […]

Feb
15

UCU Partners communications, journalism program scholarship recipients

(NOTE: In the fall of 2018, Brendah Ndagire, UCU Partners’ Communications Associate, came on the Uganda Christian University Mukono campus to interview some UCU Partners scholarship recipients. For the next 10 days, UCU Partners is featuring their summarized feedback. To support students like these, contact Mark Bartels, executive director, UCU Partners, at m.t.bartels@ugandapartners.org  or donate […]

Feb
14

UCU Partners agricultural science, engineering program scholarship recipients

(NOTE: In the fall of 2018, Brendah Ndagire, UCU Partners’ Communications Associate, came on the Uganda Christian University Mukono campus to interview some UCU Partners scholarship recipients. For the next 10 days, UCU Partners is featuring their summarized feedback. To support students like these, contact Mark Bartels, executive director, UCU Partners, at m.t.bartels@ugandapartners.org  or donate […]

Feb
13

Goats and the Gospel

Greetings from Jack and Mary McDonald! I [Mary] just returned from an incredible trip with this team (above photo left to right, Jessie Kuniholm, Mary McDonald, Lina Godine and Jack McDonald IV) sharing Christ and giving goats in Uganda. Below is a testimony from vet student Lina: “Up, up, up we climbed along a dirt […]

Feb
13

UCU Partners procurement program scholarship recipients

(NOTE: In the fall of 2018, Brendah Ndagire, UCU Partners Communications Associate came on the Uganda Christian University Mukono campus to interview some UCU Partners scholarship recipients. For the next 10 days,  UCU Partners is featuring their summarized comments. To support students like these, contact Mark Bartels, executive director, UCU Partners, at m.t.bartels@ugandapartners.org or donate […]

Feb
13

On obedience and being a rock…

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church… After spending a couple of weeks in Thailand this January I had the opportunity to stopover in Laos for a few days on my back to Pittsburgh. I was excited to see another ministry that is run by the […]

Feb
12

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made – The Sanctity of Human Life

O God, our Creator, we give thanks to You, who alone has the power to impart the breath of life as You form each of us in our mother’s womb; grant, we pray, that we, whom You have made stewards of creation, may remain faithful to this scared trust by constantly safeguarding the dignity of […]

Feb
12

UCU Partners health program scholarship recipients

(NOTE: In the fall of 2018, Brendah Ndagire, UCU Partners Communications Associate came on the Uganda Christian University Mukono campus to interview some UCU Partners scholarship recipients. For the next 10 days, UCU Partners is featuring their summarized comments. To support students like these, contact Mark Bartels, executive director, UCU Partners, at m.t.bartels@ugandapartners.org or donate […]

Feb
11

God in the Bible, Allah in the Qur’an, and Teaching your ex-Muslim Christian

In October of 2018 we founded al kanisa al masihiya fi Madrid—the Christian Church of Madrid—an Arabic-language weekly fellowship. We were meeting in a borrowed space from a Latino Assemblies of God congregation in Tetuan, a neighborhood with a large Muslim population north of downtown. As a teaching pastor I had to decide what sort […]

Feb
11

UCU Partners nursing program scholarship recipients 

(NOTE: In the fall of 2018, Brendah Ndagire, UCU Partners’ Communications Associate came on the Uganda Christian University Mukono campus to interview some UCU Partners scholarship recipients. For the next 10 days, UCU Partners is featuring their summarized feedback. To support students like these, contact Mark Bartels, executive director, UCU Partners, at m.t.bartels@ugandapartners.org  or donate […]

Feb
08

February’s news from January.

Ok, so about the title;  I suppose it is January’s news in February. But you’re getting the news in February, so it’s February’s news that happened in January. We good? Ok. Things in this post: Chewie Update, hipster food photos, what Evan has been up to, family adventures.  There are 25 photos in this post, […]

Feb
08

Abundant Life and Youth Leaders

Hi, I’m a male youth leader, and I’ve been having trouble addressing topics such as sexuality and abstinence with my youth group, but especially with female youth members.  How do I start these conversations? A lot of people in the Church, male or female, whether they are youth leaders, parents, or pastors, feel awkward about […]

Feb
07

Alum Success: Fulfilling medical needs in tourist gorilla trekking area

Robert Kamugisha, center, with two staff members at the Uganda Nursing School (UCU Partners photo) By Patty Huston-Holm “This will hurt,” the nurse said, preparing to inject a vaccination into the arm of the six-year-old boy. “But it will help you be protected for the rest of your life.” That boy was Robert Kamugisha, now […]

Feb
07

Painting A Powerful Point Of Contact

Dear Missions Family, My family and I greet you all in the WONDERFUL name of JESUS CHRIST and are BELIEVING that God is doing a wonderful NEW THING in your life.  Many people I know had a very difficult year.  In many ways last year was quite literally a “storm year” for us.  After serving […]