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Aug
20

Uncomfortably Numb: Traumatized Abortion Providers

Viewing the latest video of the unfolding Planned Parenthood scandal, I reflected on our Shockwaves theme for this month; the healing of abortionists and abortion  providers and volunteers. In this video Holly O’Donnell, an employee at StemExpress, shares how they would be advised to take the tissue, body parts and blood of aborted children obtained […]

Aug
20

Fraterine: Seeing the Face of God

For well over a year, I have spent much thought considering what it really means to see the face of God. There are references in scripture where a person sees God “face to face”. For instance, Moses seemingly saw the Lord face to face when the pillar of cloud descended upon the entrance of the […]

Aug
20

Pray for Kampala

In Jeremiah 29:7, Jeremiah instructs the exiles to “… seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” While I’m not an exile, I think it is still a good practice to pray for […]

Aug
20

The Traveling Sweater

By Patty Huston-Holm It was 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius) when I saw Rose this morning (August 16, 2018). She wore a smile and a mostly-black sweater. In Uganda, such weather is cold. My arms were bare.  In Ohio, temperatures like this are refreshing. Sitting with me at the Uganda Christian University Touch of Class […]

Aug
18

Travel Agrncy Adventure

I can’t figure out why some photos get turned sideways.  If you are on-line, you should just be able to click a picture to expand it.  First photo is the lady in the alley near the hotel, then two of the Hanoi Hilton and the last of my day’s last Grab Bike driver. 18 August […]

Aug
17

Perspectives Class: Be part of God’s plan to be loved by every people.

[embedded content] Why Perspectives? God has a “world-sized” role for every Christian in His global purpose. Whether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is what most people are hungry to discover: vision to live a life of purpose. Discovering that vision makes this course valuable, […]

Aug
16

Q&A: Serving Long-term with SAMS

Has the Lord given you a heart to serve Him through cross-cultural ministry? Serving with SAMS could be God’s answer to that prayer. Do you have questions about becoming a long-term missionary? Here are some answers: Q: How long can I serve? A: SAMS missionaries can serve anywhere from 1 year to career. Q: Are there age […]

Aug
15

Back to School! SAMS’ Calling in Educational Ministry

Aug
15

UCU Graduate Mark Muzira Helps Refugees with Mental Health Issues Over Four Years

By Brendah Ndagire In recent years, Uganda has been ranked by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as the most favorable country for refugees from neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and South Sudan. Once refugees are resettled in Uganda, they are given many opportunities. These include access […]

Aug
15

The truth about Tucker

In early June, a sweet puppy, about seven months old, decided that he needed to come live with me. He had spent the weekend going to various homes, shopping for a human, and when he landed on me, he decided he was home. I told him that I’m not a dog person, and that did […]

Aug
14

nap and Preach time

Don’t know why some photos are sideways and one upside down.  This is how people in Hanoi catch their rest .. on a park bench, at school after lunch, on their motorbikes, in a hammock slung across the sidewalk or in the front seat of their taxicab … don’t know where that last photo went! […]

Aug
13

Story # 1 – Celebrating Ron & Debby’s 10-Year Brazil Anniversary

I had been involved in Christian education for children for a number of years. While I was attending seminary classes I was introduced to the writings of Sofia Cavalletti and her belief of building on the capacity for faith already present in each child. The foundation of Christian education has already been initiated by God, […]

Aug
13

Action Ideas for Life – Let’s Talk about Planned Parenthood

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 Planned Parenthood. “I’m opposed to abortion too, but doesn’t Planned Parenthood also provide valuable health care and services to women who […]

Aug
11

Latin America – Part Two: South America, Projects and Prayer Requests

The Chilean at Horizons Updates Chile The Chilean team just finished Horizons with a new group. They are also preparing for Catalyst, which they’ll be having before the end of the year. Damarys and Jessica continue their long term trip process. Silvia is a field partner in Asia. Recently, she had to travel back to […]

Aug
11

My “Sermon” at church

The first day I was here Pastor Thai asked if I would read one of the lessons at church the following Sunday ( and preach the sermon.  What he apparently meant was to connect the reading – I chose Ephesians 4:1-16 – to my mission to the school) To prepare, I had taken some notes […]

Aug
09

Chapter w

August 9: I actually wrote this two days ago but the WiFi is so unreliable that I could not stay on line long enough to send it. Good morning friends, today is Tuesday August 7. Apologies for not having written much, because the WiFi at the hotel is very sporadic and I do not have […]

Aug
08

A Change of Events

by Gus Calvo, SAMS Short-term team leader to Chile “Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.  Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for […]

Aug
06

GAFCON & the Voice of the Church – Sanctity of Life Statements

In June of this year, AFL President Georgette Forney traveled to Jerusalem for the 2018 GAFCON assembly. The purpose of the gathering is to retain and restore the Bible to the heart of the Church and to share the unchanging Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. Georgette was honored to be invited, as well as […]

Aug
06

Her Name Is Leah

I want to introduce you to a special young woman. Right now, she is in the midst of an uncertain and unthinkable storm. Her name is Leah Sharibu. In February, the Nigerian Islamic group, the Boko Haram, stormed Leah’s secondary school in the community of Dapchi, kidnapping Leah and 109 of her schoolmates.  After a […]

Aug
03

Progress Report

Dear Friends – I arrived safely as scheduled in the evening of 29 July.  Passport control was interminable, but I breezed through customs with no questions.   I was met by Sam Vu, son of my sponser (who was out of town conducting a funeral) and was taken to my hotel.  I am on the […]