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Dec
13

Meet SAMS Missionaries at Urbana18

SAMS and a few SAMS Missionaries will be at Urbana18 and they look forward to meeting you there! Urbana is an eye-opening global missions conference, a sacred space for college and graduate students, faculty, and church leaders to hear God’s call. Are you thinking about your calling to mission, but are not sure where to […]

Dec
13

UCU medical school director’s memoir offers personal glimpse of 1952-2016 history in Uganda

Dr. Ned with his memoir (UCU Partners Photo) By Patty Huston-Holm Unless you speak the Runyankore tribal language, you might be intimidated by a book entitled “Ndyamuhaki!” The author, Ugandan Edward (Ned) Kanyesigye, explains that what appears to be a single word on the front of his memoir “is actually a sentence.” “It’s hard to […]

Dec
11

Forming a Family in India

5 years ago in a country far away, God began a work in my life and in the life of our church family that can only be described as life-changing.  In January of 2014, my eldest daughter approached me about going with her on a trip to India as she wanted to accompany her husband […]

Dec
10

Human Rights – Abortion, Assisted Suicide, and the Protection of All People

“I know my rights!”  This is a line usually delivered by a belligerent, unpleasant character on your dime-a-dozen police procedurals.   The other characters may roll their eyes collectively during his bellicose rantings.  We the members of the audience are meant to find such characters either amusing or annoying. But why do we find someone declaring […]

Dec
09

Making an Impact in Turkanaland

This wooden shelter on a patch of dirt may look flimsy, but it is the future home of the Global Teams Turkanaland Women’s Center. The Turkana are a nomadic people group who raise camels and goats and follow their herds. The arid region in which they live — Turkanaland — is far less developed than […]

Dec
09

Uganda Christian University’s new medical school becomes personal for Vice Chancellor

UCU Vice Chancellor John Senyonyi and grandson “I was sick and you visited me… truly I tell you whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:36-40 By the Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi, Vice Chancellor, Uganda Christian University My grandson, coming up on […]

Dec
06

He’s got this.

God’s business is putting things right.  – Psalm 11:7 (The Message) I shared this verse with a member of our congregation and two other directors from the social services ministry of Cochabamba. Right before we went into a hospital room to pray last rites with a teenage girl.  God is at work to put things right. […]

Dec
06

Anglicans in Action – Life Lectionary

Each week AFL posts an Anglicans in Action video, which gives practical suggestions, resources, and ideas for life-ministry. This week’s focus is the sanctity of life lectionary. You can see all the Anglicans in Action videos on our YouTube Channel. This week’s action idea is to check out AFL’s new Life Lectionary feature on our […]

Dec
06

God liberates ‘a girl’ from Kalerwe slum to attain Master Degree in Divinity

Lovincer Katana, Uganda Christian University Partners scholarship recipient at 2018 graduation (UgandaPartners Photo) UPDATE: Since this story was written in October, the subject of the interview has been ordained and currently volunteering with the Uganda Christian University’s Chaplaincy (December 2, 2018). By Brendah Ndagire Her family said “no.” But God said “yes.” It wasn’t quite […]

Dec
03

Giving to Life – IRA and a Benefit to Growing Older

Have you ever shopped for a birthday card for someone over 40? They tend to be comedic in nature, laughing about the realities of getting older. Forgetfulness, aging bones and muscles, greying or thinning hair, wrinkles. You can probably write the jokes yourself. It’s all meant laughingly, but there is a consistent, unfortunate theme. Getting […]

Dec
03

Helping with a Smile

The following comes from SAMS Missionary Amanda Scott serving in Honduras: Hondurans are clear about from whom all blessings flow.  The last team of 2018 came at the end of October.  In addition to all the other usual activities, they decided they wanted to build a house in a day for Ernestina, a tiny, homeless, elderly woman […]

Dec
03

Growing Up in the Solomons: Part 2

Hello! My name is Avalyn Hicks (or Ava for short). I want to tell you a little bit about my life in the Solomons. Enjoy! WASHING CLOTHES Since we don’t have a washing machine, we have to wash our clothes in the river. Sometimes I go with our house-girl, Josephine. We carry our buckets of […]

Dec
03

Impacting Leadership in Brazil and Equipping Future Generations

We are so very thankful to God for your continuing interest, prayers and financial support for our Brazil ministry. Having just completed our first full-time 3-year term on the mission field, we need to ask you to partner with us and recommit to another term of monthly support of $10, $15, $25, $50, or more by clicking […]

Dec
01

Uganda Refugee Law Project strives for humane treatment and justice

Mugero in his office at the Refugee Law Project (UgandaPartners photo) By Brendah Ndagire As of November 2018, precisely 1,181,322 refugees are within the borders of Uganda. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, most of these are from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, but also come from Burundi, Somalia, […]

Nov
30

Chanukah – December 2-10, 2018

Chanukah is a joyous celebration of the miracle of light. Recite these traditional blessings when you light your candles during Chanukah.   Blessings Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King […]

Nov
29

Local Pro-Life Marches

I want to participate in the March for Life in Washington DC, but it is too far away for me to travel. Is there local marches in my area? There may be! While attending the national events in Washington DC and San Francisco are exciting and very worth the trip, many local events really need […]

Nov
29

Anglicans in Action – Abortion Rates in America

 Each week AFL posts an Anglicans in Action video, which gives practical suggestions, resources, and ideas for life-ministry. This week’s focus is safeguarding those in nursing homes. You can see all the Anglicans in Action videos on our YouTube Channel. You may have seen the news recently, where it has been reported that the […]

Nov
29

Living ready

Every now and then I see a post on Facebook ominously declaring that we are in the end times.  My reaction is “Of course we are.  We’ve been in the end times since the moment Jesus ascended.” However, our personal “end time” could come at any moment.  A comet could come crashing down down right […]

Nov
28

UCU and Reveal Light Ministry combine efforts to increase refugee awareness

Juan Zamba at UCU fundraiser By Brendah Ndagire Reveal Light Ministry, a Christian organization that works with refugee children, held a concert at Uganda Christian University (UCU) to increase awareness for the education, health care, land, housing and employment struggles for those forced to flee their homelands. This year alone Uganda has received more than […]

Nov
26

Does Praying for Missionaries Make a Difference?

How do you pray for mission work when you don’t have very many details? Or, you don’t know the places where our partner missioners are working? Or, you can’t pronounce their names? Or, you don’t understand their context? Or…or…or… Sometimes we can’t give a lot of details of missions for security reasons, and sometimes we […]