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Feb
21

‘Nursing is a calling from God’

Annet Kabanyoro, UCU graduate working on her PhD in South Africa Annet Kabanyoro is a doctoral student in healthcare at the University of South Africa. The dean of the School of Nursing at Kampala International University, she has rose through the ranks from enrolling in a certificate in nursing and kept on advancing, including with […]

Feb
17

What I Want Teenage Girls To Know After The Superbowl Halftime Show

If you’re anything like me, watching the Superbowl and halftime show is a “social” gathering. I’m not super into football, although since I’ve gotten married, I do really enjoy watching it because my husband loves watching the game – no matter what teams are on the field, whether it is college or the NFL, he […]

Feb
14

‘I knew I needed to get up, and I eventually did – but not alone.’

Karagwa, Daniella Khanani and Abraham Mumbere representing UCU at the 5th Annual National Moot Court Competition – Health and Human Rights (CEHURD) where they emerged victors. By Alex Taremwa This is not another story of someone with a troubled childhood. It is a tale of a girl’s relentless, nasty, inch-by-inch fight not just for her place […]

Feb
13

Sending community empowers youth in Uganda through Teach Men to Fish

The saying goes that “no man is an island,” and this is especially true of missionaries. SAMS Missionary Bridger Patrick Lutalo has a team of people behind him, championing his mission. His community at Christ Church in Colorado has supported him since September 2016 in the establishment of Teach Men to Fish in Uganda which […]

Feb
13

By the Numbers

A big, giant hello from Belize! It’s now the middle of February, and we have celebrated Christmas and the New Year, contracted the flu and probably passed it around, and have been taking time to go over 2019 and plan for 2020. I know Mary Beth’s updates are a lot more colorful and fun than […]

Feb
10

How a Church Bulletin Changed My Life

After the national marches in January, people in the Church tend to be invigorated for Life.  They often ask us, “What can I do about it?”  Sometimes taking action for Life means stepping out of your comfort zone.  But sometimes even a simple or easy idea can make a profound impact.  Here is the story […]

Feb
07

I wish I could do more…

I heard myself say it in response to a terrible crisis. I had told them I would pray and then I followed it with “I wish I could do more.” A field partner had told me that the pastor she worked with had just been kidnapped standing right in front of his church. Immediately I […]

Feb
07

Go deep to faith’s core with Agape Year

What you see in this picture just looks like a group of friends having a picnic in a park, yet there is something deeper happening. A closer knowledge of God is being kindled in international Christian relationships. Relationships of agape love are just one benefit of SAMS’ Agape Year program. Pictured: Agape Year Fellows Christian […]

Feb
07

Nothing grows in a comfort zone

The Benton Family, SAMS Missionaries in New Zealand SAMS Missionaries Guy and Summer Benton are program directors for Better World, a gap year program of the New Zealand Church Mission Society (NZCMS). Better World has a vision to equip “a whole generation of young people to reach into the suffering in the world around us […]

Feb
06

Powerful lesson from reconciled Rwandans

Delight Cajo in her first trip to Rwanda (NOTE: The author of this article is a fourth-year honors student pursuing her Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Uganda Christian University. These are her August 2019 impressions of a first time trip to Rwanda as part of the American-based Uganda Studies Program.) By Delight Cajo […]

Feb
03

Keep Knocking, Keep Praying – A Message for the Church after the March for Life

Fifty-seven million babies killed because of abortion. Fifty-seven million babies killed because of abortion in the United States since Roe v. Wade. Let’s let that sink in a minute. I mean, I know we throw this number around, but fifty-seven million. For the past forty-three years our nation has been in the business of killing […]

Jan
31

The Gifts of the Homeless

When God moves in our hearts, it can be with unexpected whispers of the Spirit through the actions of the least likely.  Three times over the Advent/Christmas season we received gifts from homeless people.  We do not know all the reasons that they are homeless but they come to church to receive and to give.  […]

Jan
30

Kites of Teufelsberg

A few minutes walk from our apartment is the 120-meter high, man-made Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain). This hilltop plateau with views of the city and the surrounding Grunewald (Green Forest) was made from some 75 million cubic meters of rubble from the second world war. It is frequented by tourists and locals, who come to take […]

Jan
30

Abbott and Costello in Uganda

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Jan
30

Uganda has many ‘kings’ and ‘queens’ of Katwe, including at UCU

UCU students Ivan Mutesasira and Mildred Nampala pose with chess and “overcomer” coach Robert Katende. All are from Katwe. (UCU Partners Photo) By Patty Huston-Holm In the game of chess, if you lose the queen, most players forfeit. Not so for Robert Katende, best known as the chess coach for Phiona Mutesi, the Ugandan slum […]

Jan
27

Take Action – Prayer

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 prayer. “Abortion is such a big issue. What can I really do about it?” This is a question we’ve heard many times. […]

Jan
22

Praise and joy as UCU holds first professorial inaugural lecture

Prof. Monica Chibita with her husband, Justice Mike Chibita (left) and the Uganda Christian University Vice Chancellor, Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi at the inaugural lecture By Douglas Olum It was 1:45 p.m. East African Time on Friday, January 17, and I was in the Nkoyoyo Hall at Uganda Christian University (UCU). A couple of […]

Jan
19

Arizona professor lives his research dream in Uganda

Fulbright Professor David Hodge with wife and daughters on the Uganda Christian University, Mukono, campus By Benezeri Wanjala Relaxing at his new home-away-from-home on the leafy, expansive Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono, American Professor David Hodge talked about his life. He is a social worker, researcher and teacher. He is married to Crystal, and […]

Jan
13

Servanthood at the core for UCU Fulbright

Paul Robinson, right, with Tate Keko, Maasai elder, in Loita, Kenya, 1992 (The Fulbright Program is designed to improve intercultural relations, diplomacy and competence between people in the United States and other countries. This is the second of three stories about American Fulbright Scholars serving with Uganda Christian University.) By Patty Huston-Holm “It all starts […]

Jan
09

Are You Ready for a New Beginning?

New Beginnings is a six month discipleship program based in Kenya which aims to help recent graduates grow in faith and transition to life after high school. SAMS missionaries, Dave and Lucy Chaves, have been grateful to be part of New Beginnings for the past nine years. [embedded content] Each year a new class of […]