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Mar
21

Water for all…

March 22 is World Water Day. Praise God that this mom, Lakshmi, and her family have food to eat today, but she is anxious for their future. Her husband does seasonal work in India until May, when it is time to prepare paddy fields in Nepal. She hopes he finds work before their food is […]

Mar
21

Servant hood: Hand-washing students’ clothes yields money and Good Samaritan attention

Justine Nanyanzi washes clothes at her residence By Olum Douglas It was lunchtime when I first met Justine Nanyanzi. Her colleagues had scattered to various eateries. But to her, this was not a time for food, but for meeting or private reading. As I reached out for her hand with a smile on my face, […]

Mar
20

He’s Almost Here!

Hi there from Belize! It’s been awhile since my last update, but we’ve also been a bit distracted as we get ready for this baby. So I’m going to do my best to let you know what’s been going on with us over the past couple months, and what are plans for the near future. […]

Mar
18

Take Action – Elder Abuse

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 elder abuse. “That would never happen to someone I love.” Abuse, whether it is physical, sexual, or psychological, seems very alien […]

Mar
18

Tips for Supporting your Cross-Cultural Worker; Both Overseas and When They’re on Home Assignment

I’ve been a CCW for over a decade in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Each assignment has come with its unique challenges, and I am always so grateful for what I like to call “home support.” Today I wanted to share with you something that almost every CCW wants but rarely gets […]

Mar
18

Moving UCU into digital age

School of Medicine Librarian Kalungi(UCU Partners photo) By Patty Huston-Holm In the midst of building a library from scratch, Victoria Kalungi, medical and health sciences librarian at the new Uganda Christian University (UCU) School of Medicine (Mengo), saw an opportunity to grow both paper and electronic resources not just for the students she serves but […]

Mar
17

Grace upon grace

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Mar
15

Impact our African Leaders…

We have an opportunity for our International Leaders – and our African leaders in particular – to participate in a consultation in Kenya. Would you consider giving to help defray a portion of their costs? At the end of March, Faith2Share will be holding a consultation for Mission Leaders, especially those from the Global South. […]

Mar
14

Living into God’s Dream for Me: A Poem by SAMS Missionary Cathy Donahoe

Living into God’s dream for me God gave me a desire to be who God created me to be. Though I fall short, far too consistently My God is there to redirect me, yet again So that I may live into God’s dream for me. God gave me an interest in other cultures and languages. […]

Mar
12

Serving in Cambodia as a Missionary and a Mother

SAMS connected with Missionary Heidi Whitaker, serving with her husband and four daughters. Heidi shares what it is like to be a mom and serve as a family in the mission field. Where do you serve as a missionary and what is your ministry? Phnom Penh, Cambodia – a very urban setting! Ministry-wise, I wear a […]

Mar
12

Farewell to UCU’s longest-serving lecturer from the UK

Dr. John Smith working a math problem on the white board in his UCU Tech Park apartment (UCU Partners photo) By Patty Huston-Holm Legend has it that the Rev. Dr. John Denmead Smith loves mathematics so much that he counts his steps every day when walking to teach his classes on the Uganda Christian University […]

Mar
11

Update for February

Hi! This is Evan. The longer you live in a new place, the more you become accustomed to the small things which were initially surprising. Fewer interactions and sights seem noteworthy. For the most part, I think I’m still in the phase where I’m regularly taken aback by the unique beauty of this place.  Things in this post: […]

Mar
11

Truth in an Amoral Age – Infanticide, Abortion Survivors, and Our Hope

I have been troubled by the increased use of the words “moral” and “immoral” to judge actions, ideas, policy, and legislation, whether they are Democrat or Republican politicians, journalists, or people talking on Facebook or Twitter. It doesn’t matter what the topics is—border security, abortion, racism, or climate change—people on both sides of the proverbial […]

Mar
11

Join us for “An American Lent”

“An American Lent” is a journey through our country’s history of slavery, segregation, and racism with the hope of healing. The aim is that—through the prayers, reflections, and responses—to not only be grieved into repenting but that we would all leave this experience bearing fruit in keeping with repentance and be agents of healing across […]

Mar
09

New video conveys shift in mission goal

Diane Babirye, right, UCU student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies, produced the video. Brendah Ndagire, UCU graduate and UCU Partners communications assistant, was an editor. (UCU Partners photo) How can you best pull a country out of poverty?  Education support. And what does that education support look like?  Books, supplies, technology, […]

Mar
06

What price to be Jesus’ disciple? For one Ugandan, it was life.

Frank Obonyo, author of story, at marker recognizing the late archbishop (UCU Photo) By Frank Obonyo The road from the capital city of Kampala to Mucwini, Uganda,is mostly paved, but it still takes eight hours to travel the 380-mile journey. Our driver attempted to make the trip enjoyable through uplifting music and pointing out various […]

Mar
05

A Stone of Hope, A Dream for the Future

I have a dream. It is not original. It was articulated so well by Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe it also resides in the heart of God. “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all God’s children…. It would be fatal for our nation to overlook the urgency of the moment…I […]

Mar
04

Prayer changes things…

Prayer doesn’t just change us; it changes things. Paul reminds us, “If our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image […]

Mar
02

Lango Bishop urges new UCU graduates to develop ‘servant’s heart’

The Rt. Rev. Associate Professor Alfred Olwa, Bishop for the Lango Diocese, shows his welcome, joyous spirit at the March 1, 2019, UCU graduation(UCU Partners photo) By Patty Huston-Holm The night before the Rt. Rev. Canon Professor Alfred Olwa delivered his message at the Uganda Christian University (UCU), Mukono, graduation on the first day of […]

Feb
28

Perfume

The other day I was walking across the campus at the Children’s Home on an absolutely gorgeous day.  The cloudless sky was a bright, deep blue.  It was warm with a gentle breeze, causing the pine trees to dance lightly with the sky.  The air was sweet with the scent of pine needles.  I thought, “this […]