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Nov
15

UCU alumnus launches volunteer effort to improve Uganda’s literacy

Caleb Ndishakiye Niringiyimana, director of Glow-Lit and a UCU graduate, gives a literacy lesson to children in Uganda. By Caleb Ndishakiye Niringiyimana Your passion could be the only tool you’ve got to positively change the world around you. That’s the short answer to what’s behind the non-profit I started. As a book lover and a […]

Nov
13

A Neighbor’s Invitation

“So why Uganda?” Like anyone preparing for service in mission, we inevitably get asked why we’ve chosen the destination where we’re planning to serve. It’s a quite natural question, and it challenges us to explain how a call is received. Sometimes it is a question that challenges us to explain why we’re heading to someplace […]

Nov
11

What To Say & When To Say It: How to have the Talk About Sex & Relationships with Your Kids

Let’s just get this out there: We all dread “the talk.” The talk that no parent looks forward to, but all parents know is critical. The sex talk reduces most of us to our middle-school-selves, all tongue-tied, darty-eyed, and fidgety. The talk is something parents desperately want to do well, but perhaps lack confidence in […]

Nov
11

Hope in the midst of struggle #CarryOnAdvent

In many ways I have been a walking miracle these past 7 years. The previous 16 years had seen me laid low by Crohn’s disease. I had seen enough doctors, surgeons, and specialists to fill an auditorium. I had tried multiple drugs, had so many surgeries that I lost track of the number, and been […]

Nov
08

Contagious Gospel Joy Pitches a Tent

Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors, and there are the people!Have you heard that children’s rhyme and finger game before?Or how about-Here is the ground, here is the tent, the family of God says, come and join in!The latter would be a more accurate description of a little community of […]

Nov
05

We Need Men: The Call to Love

Boys say when.  Girls say why. Boys get mad.  Girls they cry.  The words are the chorus of an old song by a band called The Producers that I listened to in high school.  Although then too young to understand what the words meant, I did wonder at their meaning.  Now, having lived longer and […]

Nov
04

Secular universities pose risks to good parenting in 21st century

By Douglas Olum It was noon on a brightly sunny Wednesday, just a few minutes before 1 O’clock when I and more than 60 other people made our way into the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. Most of the people I travelled with in the 67-seater, Uganda Christian University (UCU) owned bus were university […]

Oct
30

‘My life is a footprint of God’

By Douglas Olum “My life was surrounded by death, death and death. Sometimes we read about faith in the Bible and doubt it, but for me, I have seen and experienced it.” Such were some of the reflections of 27-year-old Jane Najale Namangale as she was recognized as the overall best performer at the 4th […]

Oct
28

Let’s Talk about Hospice

You can imagine the scene. A patient lying in a bed, surrounded by softly beeping machines, the disconcerting sight of them connected to seemingly endless tubes and wires. There is a heaviness in the room, an awareness of death that we, busy with our normal lives, find so unfamiliar. We cannot help but wonder, as […]

Oct
24

Pray for Hindus during Diwali: October 25-29, 2019

Oct
23

Mainstream journalism fight in social media world

Alex Taremwa shares information during a September 2019 presentation at the United States International University-Africa, based in Nairobi. By Alex Taremwa It’s Friday morning at Matooke Republic, a largely digital-only Ugandan newspaper that I edit. The metrics are not tallying up, and we have already lost clients due to the nosedive of our readers from […]

Oct
21

October Update and Funny Things

First, if you haven’t checked out Evan’s last blogpost which features Annabelle as a “Pom Pom Girl” in her school parade – go check it out! Being here in September, a month filled with national pride and festivities, was fun and interesting. I have never lived anywhere that has so many parades. In our town […]

Oct
21

Take Action – Reversing RU-486

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 reversing the RU-486 abortion pill. “It’s too late.”  We are, unfortunately, all familiar with the chilling sense of regret that comes with these […]

Oct
16

Uganda agriculture leader strives to help low-income farmers

By Michael Holm Robert Galusanja Kibirango built his career from the ground up — as a farmer. Growing up on his family’s farm, young Robert would get up early each morning before school to help his father with the chores. It was his father’s influence that enabled Robert to develop a sustained interest in farming. […]

Oct
11

Late archbishop nephew accentuates UCU Sunday at St. Stephens Nsambya

By Anitah Mahoro The House of Bishops from the Church of Uganda birthed the last Sunday of September as “UCU Sunday” three years ago to recognize Uganda Christian University (UCU) and its contribution to education and morality. I was honored to journey and celebrate the event at St Stephen’s Nsambya, an Anglican Church in the […]

Oct
11

Uganda Christian University education opens doors

Mahoro Anitah Mugisha – UCU graduate with multiple career choices By Patty Huston-Holm For Mahoro Anitah Mugisha, Uganda Christian University (UCU) was a launching pad for her career experiences at the Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda National Roads Authority, Rwanda Development Board and Sino Africa Medicines and Health and to try her hand at selling on-line […]

Oct
11

Daily bread

Over my life as a Christian, I have learned a lot about God.  Often I realize in retrospect something He has taught me.  I listen attentively to sermons to glean what I can, I seek out a deeper understanding through my own studies. I pray for discernment and understanding. However, it is rare that I […]

Oct
11

Day of the Girl Child 2019

Oct
10

Orphans and the Church

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. –James 1:27 The words of James are clear. Pure and faultless religion, by God’s definition, includes caring for vulnerable children – orphans – in […]

Oct
08

Insecurity: Truth Talk

Every month, we’re going to dive into a Scriptural word or idea that can be rather difficult to practically live out. We’ll answer questions like… “What does this look like when nobody else is watching?”“What does this look in your life right now?”“What will this look like in your life this week as you pursue […]