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Jan
21

Urbana 2018: Faithful Witness

This was my third Urbana, but my first Urbana where I wasn’t a student anymore, now I was an exhibitor. At Urbana 2012, I had committed to pursuing missions and giving my life and dreams to God. At Urbana 2015, God brought healing in the midst of heartbreak and revived the dreams we had begun […]

Jan
21

As Long As It Takes – Youth Ministry

The battle for the hearts of our students is a relentless one. Often, I’m left wondering what it looks like to win the battle for their hearts amidst a culture where I see so many losses – rising depression and anxiety rates, rising suicide attempts and successes, more sexual brokenness than ever before, gender identity […]

Jan
21

Student Profile: Ebola was dose of inspiration

Beatrice Birungi at UCU School of Medicine (UCU Partners photo) (NOTE: In September 2018, Uganda Christian University launched a School of Medicine with 60 students. To “put a face” on Uganda’s future doctors and dentists, some of these students were interviewed at the completion of the first semester. This is a story about one of […]

Jan
17

Student Profile: Deaths of infant, grandmother drove Mwesigwa to study medicine

Ronnie Mwesigwa, UCU School of Medicine Student (UgandaPartners Photo) (In 2017, the World Health Organization reported Uganda’s doctor-to-patient ratio to be one doctor per every 25,725 patients. This story represents one Uganda Christian University School of Medicine student example of how that gap might be filled.) By Douglas OlumIn 2015, Ronnie Mwesigwa lost his grandmother […]

Jan
15

The Light in the Darkness

What possessed me to open the seemingly secure, safe, and dark room where I kept my feelings and the identity of our son who I aborted in 1974? In the past whenever I tried to take a light into that room it made me agitated and angry. There was love in that room mixed with […]

Jan
14

Emmanuel Junior Academy Graduation and Water Reservoir Launch

On January 11, the Bishop of Mombasa arrived at Emmanuel Junior Academy of Mwanzwani, Kenya for graduation and the launching of the new water reservoir. After the launching, water was provided at no cost to the community. Glory be to God! The Rt. Rev. Alphonce M. Baya, Bishop of Mombasa (center) with The Rev. Dr. […]

Jan
14

Part 2: Baptism for the ex-Muslim Christian: Some Pastoral Observations

*Part 2 is a continuation of Duane’s blog on convert baptism, you can read part 1 here. When considering the safety of converts from Islam, a recommended practice, if possible, is preparing converts for baptism in groups. In the context of Muslim villages in Southeast Asia one minister told me that they will not carry […]

Jan
14

Student Profile: Scarcity of dentists in rural areas ignites interest

Ayikoru Hilda, UCU School of Medicine Denistry Student (UgandaPartners Photo) (In 2014, the Uganda Ministry of Health reported only 200 dentists in the entire country. In the same year (the latest available data), more than 51% of Ugandans had dental diseases, and 76% of children under age 5 and 93% of adults reportedly suffered tooth […]

Jan
11

Starting the Year Right

Hello Friends!   We are now in the second full week of January and we’re getting a better sense of life rhythms. There are a few things I really wish I had taken photos of, but alas I did not. In this update I’ll share photos from our trip to Dangriga, Annabelle’s school experience, updates about […]

Jan
10

Student Profile: Sick mom inspires 19-year-old toward career in medicine

Ninsiima Prize with her mother, brother and author of this article (Uganda Partners photo) (NOTE:  In September 2018, Uganda Christian University launched a School of Medicine with 60 students. To “put a face” on Uganda’s future doctors and dentists, seven of these students were interviewed at the completion of the first semester. This is a […]

Jan
07

A Chapter Ends, A New Begins

From SAMS Associate Missionaries Wayne and Nicole Curtis As you know, we returned to the United States in late February. I will be honest; transitioning back to life in the U.S. has been difficult, much more difficult than I was expecting. It has been a year of ups and downs and mixed emotions, but God […]

Jan
07

Part 1: Baptism for the ex-Muslim Christian: Some Pastoral Observations

The number of people converting from Islam to Christianity has never been higher than what we’re seeing today. There are numerous reasons for this and I have detailed those in other writings (here and here, for instance). When it comes to caring for these converts, baptism is without a doubt one of the most sensitive […]

Jan
07

Lessons from a Foster Family

It was two in the morning when a little round face popped up from the mattress, looked right and left, and then asked, “Umma?” He was ten months old and had already mastered the intonation of a question. It was two in the morning when I patted my little son on the back and said […]

Jan
07

Two Ugandan nurses gear up for expanded UCU leadership roles

Elizabeth Ekong and Faith Sebuliba at Uganda Christian University (UgandaPartners Photo) By Brendah Ndagire In 2006, Elizabeth Ekong and Faith Sebuliba were part of the pioneer group of students enrolled in the Nursing Program at Uganda Christian University (UCU).  A dozen years later, they are close to leading it. When they began, they did not […]

Jan
06

The Door is Open, The Time is Now

The Door is Open, The Time is Now “I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.” Revelations 3:8 One of our fellow missionaries, a man named Paul, endured hunger, thirst, exposure, stoning, beatings, lashings and shipwreck for the cause of Christ. He lived in a splendid time for the proclamation of […]

Jan
03

SAMS 2018 Annual Report

We give thanks to the Lord for all that he has done this year. SAMS has sent 120 missionaries into the field this year, with the help of 2,657 senders like you! View the SAMS 2018 Annual Report in its entirety here! [embedded content]

Dec
31

All Good Things

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s the end of December already? This year has really flown by (especially the past few months). I think the holiday season always tends to go by quickly, since there is so much going on here in the church, but I think it has also […]

Dec
31

Maybe We Should Stop Shouting About Abortion and Listen Instead

Since 2002, the women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which I co-founded, have been speaking publicly about their abortions and the many reasons they regret having made that irrevocable choice. We have been embraced by the pro-life movement because ours are the voices of experience. No one can tell us we should not […]

Dec
31

Our New Home and Work Photos

Hi all! This is Evan writing. As usual, this will be heavy on photos and lighter on text. We want to show you photos of our house now that we’re settled in. We also want to show you some photos of what we’ve been doing with St. Andrews.  First, two notes for prayer:  1) The […]

Dec
28

Showers of blessing in 2018

by Yvonne North As the earth turns into a new year of possibilities, I pause to reflect on the showers of blessing that have been splashed on me; and the incredible sheaves your generous hearts have harvested. In 2018 Abba planted and harvested a garden of beautiful flowers and sumptuous fruit. His hand cultivated in […]