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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 […]

Jan
08

God Calls Families Into His Mission Fields

The letter below is from the son of an Anglican missionary couple in Spain. We wanted to share this story as a beautiful testimony to how God calls and uses families and children in the mission field. Enjoy the read! It’s night time in the USA, and the moon above is from my sister, Amelia […]

Jan
06

God nudges South Carolina pharmacist to UCU medical school service

The Just family – Jason and Ladavia; Jada, 14; twins Jamie and Jael, who recently turned 9. (The Fulbright Program is designed to improve intercultural relations, diplomacy and competence between people in the United States and other countries. This is the first of three stories about American Fulbright Scholars serving with Uganda Christian University.) By […]

Jan
05

Giving Thanks for 2019

There’s a story of a priest who lived in a fishing village near the sea. One year, in his annual congregational report, he announced that “nine fishermen had been lost at sea in inclement weather.” The church was shocked, amazed, and confused. “Who are these nine people—why isn’t the entire village talking about this?” The […]

Jan
04

Sheila Ainembabazi 2019 UCU Literacy Project Intern ‘God will make a way’

Sheila, center, is shown with some faculty at Bishop Barham University, Kabale, where she assisted in her role as an intern with the fifth annual dissertation writing and research clinic in 2019. (UCU Partners photo) (LAST OF FOUR PARTS: This article features one of 10 interns hired to assist with the five-year-old Uganda Christian University […]

Jan
02

Allan Kasango, 2019 UCU Literacy Project Intern: ‘I ask the Lord to show me’

Allan Kasango poses with Sheila Ainembabazi – both interns for the 2019 UCU training to help master’s students finish their dissertations. (UCU Partners photo) (THIRD OF FOUR PARTS: This article features one of 10 interns hired to assist with the five-year-old Uganda Christian University dissertation research and writing clinic. He was selected from among 200 […]

Dec
31

Third World people investment – USA visitor to UCU offers insights

Americans Patty Huston-Holm (right) and Linda Knicely – volunteer lecturers and coaches for Uganda Christian University post-graduate students (UCU Partners photo) (SECOND OF FOUR-PART SERIES:  This is the second of four stories about a five-year-old, American-led writing and research workshop at Uganda Christian University. The first article contained reflections of the Ohio woman who founded […]

Dec
30

‘He was my student. But I also was his’

American Patty Huston-Holm (standing) with UCU graduate school leadership, Kukunda Elizabeth Bacwayo and Joseph Owor (UCU Partners photo) (FIRST OF FOUR PARTS:  This is the first of four stories about a five-year-old, American-led writing and research clinic at Uganda Christian University. The author is the founder and lead facilitator of the training. The second article […]

Dec
26

A Savior has been born

“ ‘…A Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.’ “ Luke 2:11 NIV Thank you, Lord, for gifting us with the wonder and Glory of Christmas and for giving shape and purpose to our lives. May each of us more greatly reflect the glory and image of Jesus. That we may […]

Dec
23

UCU works to say goodbye to dust, mud on main campus

A roller compacts soil on Agape Rise Road, below the Bishop Tucker Building. By Douglas Olum It is a rainy Monday morning in central Uganda’s Mukono district. Resident and non-resident students are making their way to sit for end-of-semester exams at Uganda Christian University. At one of the gates, an off-campus student carries her shoes […]

Dec
20

The Christmas Stable

Dec
20

#CarryOnAdvent: God’s Perseverance

God called me to Madagascar November 2007 when I heard Rev. Patsy McGregor speak in Miami. After three short term missions I finally arrived in March 2018 with a commitment to be here for 3 years to work at the Women’s Center in Toliara. I retired from teaching high school March 2017. I thought my […]

Dec
20

Ron McKeon: A Life in the Path of Jonah, Job, & Mary

“Where there is a will, there is a way”- especially if it is the will of God. Ron McKeon, SAMS missionary with his wife Debby since 2008, was not one to accept tragic circumstances as an excuse not to follow God’s call. As we wrap up our focus on perseverance this Advent with our SAMS […]

Dec
19

The Coming Kingdom #carryonadvent

Happy Advent to you! We’re grateful for this season in the church year of anticipation, hope, and repentance. One of the recurring themes in our time with the Fellows is that they are citizens of the Kingdom of God, and as citizens they play a critical role in building up that Kingdom so that we […]

Dec
19

Mary, Herod, and the Modern Holy Innocents

Reflecting on the upcoming Day of Holy Innocents, this thought came to me: ‘satan twists the truth!’ I guess it would help to know that I had earlier read this quote: “Women seeking an abortion are largely women of faith. They’re not having an abortion in spite of their faith, it’s in many ways informing […]

Dec
18

Supervision selfies

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Dec
16

Take Action – Life Ministry at Christmas

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 life ministry at Christmas. Doesn’t it feel like Advent becomes shorter and shorter every year?  Between church events, choir concerts, family get […]

Dec
15

UCU graduate uses personal scars to reinforce war against child abuse

Aisha Nabukeera (upper left), a survivor of child abuse, is shown in the field educating children and others about abuse and their rights as part of her foundation’s work. The 26-year-old UCU graduate was purposely burned over 80% of her body at age 13. By Joseph Ssemutooke In 2006, Aisha Nabukeera drew national attention after […]