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Jan
18

A Matter of the Heart

We are pleased to have the Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter as this week’s guest blogger. Abortion has touched my life deeply in ways that, for personal reasons, I cannot share in a public forum. In addition, as a pastor for 40 years, I have known many men and women working through the profound suffering associated […]

Jan
18

UCU-Norway collaborative – One recipient’s perspective

John Semakula and Frank Obonyo, UCU communications manager, during graduation ceremony at the UCU main campus in Mukono in 2019. (NOTE: In December 2020, the NLA University College in Norway announced plans to continue its partnership with the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Faculty of Journalism and Media Studies for a six-year period, starting in 2021.  […]

Jan
12

Be faithful and watch God work

By Michael, GT Asia Director Sam is one of our field partners in Southeast Asia. Last October, his sister had a serious family crisis. Since then, I started meeting Sam and his sister every day – afternoon for us and morning for them — to worship together over video chat and Bible teachings. When this […]

Jan
12

This is Why We March

We are thrilled to welcome Summit 2021 Keynote Speaker Kristan Hawkins to the blog desk. Join us online this weekend to hear more of the President of Students for Life of America‘s expertise. What Has Roe Done? On January 22, 1973, seven men on the U.S. Supreme Court struck down more than 30 state bans […]

Jan
11

Former UCU Guild President publishes book on youth and leadership 

Prisca Amongin (center) and friends at the launch of her book in December 2020. By John Semakula Uganda Christian University’s (UCU) former Guild President, Prisca Amongin Nangiro, has published a book challenging Christian youth in Africa to aspire to become leaders.  In her book, “Courage Under Fire: Let No One Despise Your Youth,” Amongin observes […]

Jan
06

How UCU community observes COVID-19 regulations

As COVID-19 continues to spread in Uganda, academic institutions are increasing their efforts related to health and safety of staff and students. At Uganda Christian University (UCU), the management has put in place several tight measures to ensure that members of the community strictly observe coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These include washing hands with […]

Jan
04

Life Issues Beyond Abortion

Editor’s note: This week, we welcome Summit 2021 Workshop speaker Julie Grimstad, one of our virtual Summit 2021 Workshop Speakers, to the blog desk. Julie is the president of Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization (HALO), whose mission is to promote, protect, and advocate for the rights of the medically vulnerable. We visibly love vulnerable patients, […]

Jan
03

‘I welcomed Christ into my life’

Ocen Walter Onen at the UCU Mukono campus (NOTE:  In October, UCU Partners published an article about how this graduate of UCU helped the poor.  That article is here: https://www.ugandapartners.org/2020/10/we-cannot-keep-preaching-the-gospel-to-the-poor-without-helping-them-realize-their-potential/. This article is the “back story” of that alum.) By Ocen Walter Onen BEFORE KNOWING CHRIST In the morning hour of about 8:45 a.m. on […]

Dec
28

Lament and Thanksgiving

I feel like most of my updates start with some reference to time: “It’s been so long since my last update,” “Time sure is flying by,” “Can you believe that it’s [—] time all ready?” … or something along those lines. And as I sat down to write this update I was thinking the same […]

Dec
28

A Pregnant Woman’s Vulnerability

Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here (Jeremiah 31:8). In considering this magnificent passage, where the Lord speaks of […]

Dec
28

Uganda Christian University alum authors book about his LRA captivity

Olum Douglas, far right, with his family shortly after being reunited after his escape from the Lords Resistance Army By Patty Huston-Holm With large snowflakes descending on my car windshield from a spot in a Columbus, Ohio, medical center parking lot, I read about my friend, Olum Douglas, and how at age 11, he was […]

Dec
28

Make an eternal difference

[embedded content] Throughout 2020 — in the wake of a pandemic — ministry abounded as believers prayed and shared the love of Christ across the globe. Our Lord and Savior opened doors to share the Gospel, and people found hope in Him in the midst of fear and uncertainty. As you take a few minutes […]

Dec
27

A Bolivian church is the “Salt and Light” of Christ across their city

SAMS Missionaries Dr. Rusty and The Rev. Tammy Firestone have served in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for nearly two decades. Today, La Trinidad Anglican Church, which Tammy pastored for 10 years, is now under Bolivian leadership. The church actively shares the hope of Christ in word and deed. During months of strict lockdown from the pandemic, small […]

Dec
22

COVID-19 Assistance: UCU provides hampers to aid staff through Christmas

Uganda Christian University (UCU) has handed over Christmas hampers worth sh42m ($11,455.5) to 630 staff members – both those with reduced salaries and no salaries to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 restrictions. The lockdown that started in March included government orders to close the country’s academic institutions, affecting the flow of revenue for universities, […]

Dec
21

The God Who Remembers

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.  Micah 7:7 This weekend at church, my pastor reminded me of a simple truth that I so many times forget. God remembers.  God remembers. Throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament, we see […]

Dec
21

UCU holds first-ever virtual graduation

By John Semakula In the midst of the first-ever virtual graduation ceremony of Uganda Christian University (UCU) on December 18, 2020, there was hope. One of the First Class students permitted to attend the December graduation in person The hope was in the 1,810 students – most of them not physically present – getting diplomas […]

Dec
21

SAMS Missionary trains Spanish-speaking church leaders at Trinity School for Ministry

In Ambridge, Pa., SAMS has long enjoyed a warm partnership with Trinity School for Ministry (TSM). TSM’s academic buildings are just across and up the street from the SAMS office. SAMS and TSM share an interest in reaching the world with the Gospel through the Anglican church. Recently SAMS Missionary Russ Smith, in Chile, became an […]

Dec
18

An interview with Duane Miller on his latest book: “I Will Give Them an Everlasting Name”

What first drew you to this area of ministry?  Two things got us interested in ministry to and among Muslims. One, studying church history and learning that so many of the places that were key in the early days—Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus, Antioch, Carthage—are almost entirely Muslim today. Two, I took a stripped-down version of a […]

Dec
16

UCU among Africa-European Partners working toward renewable energy enhancement

Renewable energy partners pose at early 2020 meeting in Tanzania By Godfrey Sempungu Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Administration Many a man who has walked on the African soil has tasted its unlimited endowment of God-given resources – the sun, wind and water, to mention a few. In Africa, it is said that nature […]

Dec
15

Christmas surprises

On that first Christmas night, over two thousand years ago, rural agricultural workers received a big surprise when an angel appeared before them. Although most of us have grown comfortable with the familiar story of shepherds and angels, these men would have felt the shock, fear, awe, and disbelief that would accompany a UFO sighting […]