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Sep
22

UCU admissions perspective: From in-person hustle and bustle to on-line service

Members of the UCU student admissions team, including the author of this story (third from left, front row), pose for a photo taken before the COVID-19 restrictions. By Eleanor Ithungu According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more […]

Sep
21

UCU moves ahead with e-learning as Uganda gives partial lift to education lockdown

The UCU Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. John Kitayimbwa; Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Mr. David Mugawe; University Council Chairman Prof. Alfred Olwa; and Vice-Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi pose after a recent meeting. (Photo by Sam Tatambuka) By John Semakula The government of Uganda has lifted its six-month lockdown on education, allowing […]

Sep
18

Your Thoughts Are Where Your Actions Begin

Photo by Lili Popper on Unsplash Is the lingering of COVID-19 keeping you from peace? Is it the pandemic or the trickle down of events that has captured your thoughts and has you stuck? Your thoughts matter and your thoughts are where your actions begin…even without a plan. Be encouraged! God has the power and […]

Sep
18

Agape Year Launches into the Woods

SAMS Mission Director Stewart Wicker was blessed to join the Agape Year 4.0 Fellows on the trail for part of their orientation! Ethan, Eva, Aiden, and Amara are building community while facing challenges together along the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail in Pennsylvania. Pictured above: SAMS Missionary Nate Twitchell and Fellows Eva and Ethan pose […]

Sep
18

Home in Cambodia again!

Thanks be to God!We are safely back in Cambodia, with one day remaining in our third 14 day quarantine in 5 months.  Let’s just say that we don’t recommend movement between countries during a pandemic!  While the summer had many encouragements, it was disappointing for us to miss out on connecting with supporters and churches. […]

Sep
17

New Horizons

Dear friends, family and supporters, View fullsize Greetings from the Midwest of the United States! Our second son, James, was born this week, and as parents of two wonderful boys we could not be happier! Mary Beth’s pregnancy made it to a whopping 39 weeks, at which point her doctor recommended an induction, and for […]

Sep
15

A Touching Story: “If anyone is in Christ, she is a new creature”

Though our food distribution project is now dwindling, ministry opportunities, which emerged from it, are just beginning. Meet Speciose, age 68, who bore eight children. Only one of her children is still alive today, a daughter named Olive, age 30. Olive has two sons, ages four and two years. Olive has a heart-breaking story to […]

Sep
09

UCU set to reopen for online eLearning on Sept 15

UCU staff members discuss on-line learning enhancements in the Mukono campus eLearning Centre. (NOTE: At the time this was written, the Ugandan government agreed to allow medical school students only to return to in-person education. There were unconfirmed rumors that physical delivery could be allowed for all schools by the end of September. If permitted, […]

Sep
09

Navigating a Region That Is Navigating the Coronavirus

This post appeared on March 7th, 2020 in the Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM) e-newsletter. As concern over the coronavirus has grown in our adopted country, my husband and I decided to keep our previously-scheduled plans to celebrate our wedding anniversary in a nearby country where our daughter, son-in-law, and 9 month-old grandchild live. Travel from […]

Sep
08

Anguzu: UCU social work graduate restoring sanity in Arua

Anguzu walks out of his office at River Oli Division By Douglas Olum Lying in my bed in the Kudrass Hotel in Arua City in the evening of Tuesday, August 4, a sharp female scream pierced through the walls. Even though I did not understand the Lugbara language the woman used, I could tell from […]

Sep
08

Can We Abort Grandma?

Anglicans for Life addresses the sanctity of life at both ends of the life spectrum. We work to equip the church–the Anglican Communion–to help people dealing with life and death issues that arise throughout a person’s life. So in addition to providing education and ministry about abortion we also teach, and preach about aging and […]

Sep
08

Generosity During Global Economic Crisis

Our giving should never be tied to our circumstances, our emotions or even our bank account balances. We give because we are commanded to give by our Lord, we want to be like Jesus, and we are blessed to be a blessing to others: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in […]

Sep
08

A Christian Response to the Coronavirus

I have been encouraged by a few friends to share some thoughts on an appropriate Christian response to this current chaotic moment as our global community deals with the coronavirus pandemic. To that end, I pray these words are a guide and an encouragement for those who are Christian while you navigate this confusing time. […]

Sep
08

A Missiology of Social Distancing: Ministry Innovation in the Midst of Biosecurity Events

This post first appeared on March 20th, 2020 in the Voice of the Circumpolar blog. The extent to which biosecurity events like this current COVID-19 pandemic affect the world, including mission, are yet to be determined. But big changes to ministry are (probably) coming and things may never be the same again. It may leave […]

Sep
08

Coronavirus — An Opportunity to Advance the Gospel?

This post first appeared on March 19th, 2020 in the Voice of the Martyrs e-newsletter. We live in tumultuous times. But we can take comfort, as do our brothers and sisters in hostile areas and restricted nations, in trusting that our loving heavenly Father holds each of us in the palm of His hand. He […]

Sep
08

Leading Peacefully While Surrounded By Anxiety

This article was written by The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter an originally published on The Telos Collective blog, on March 17, 2020. Missional leadership in this time of anxiety can seem like facing a heavyweight prize fighter who comes at us with steady jabs of guilt and demoralizing right hooks. We feel defeated as […]

Sep
07

A Letter from a Missionary in Uganda

This ministry update letter was sent to us by Alison Barfoot, a missionary partner, on April 9, 2020 and is being shared with her permission. What the last month looked like… In the beginning of March, our new Archbishop was enthroned and my job was to coordinate all the arrangements for more than 100 international […]

Sep
07

A Visible Presence

How might we, as Christians, be a visible presence to the communities where we live? Aside from checking in our neighbors, family and friends, what might we do to share the love of Jesus with others? As followers of Jesus we are people of HOPE! We have good news to share even if we too […]

Sep
07

On Solitude

When I went to school in Austin, Texas in the 1990’s, there was a bumper sticker that said “Question Reality”.  That always tickled me and I continue to question reality today. I have written before about the idea of solitude as told by the Russians and named Poustinia. As the world is in the grips […]

Sep
07

Showing Mercy in Jerusalem this Good Friday

We are sharing a letter from the Rev. Cn. Daryl Fenton the director of CMJ Israel. Christ Church in Jerusalem, is the first Protestant church in the Middle East, and the oldest Anglican church in Jerusalem Brothers & Sisters, Each year, during or on Good Friday, churches and congregations around the world take up offerings […]