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Feb
15

Cathy’s Quarterly: Faith Like a Child

God uses all sorts of people to teach us about his love and his sacrifice for us.  One Sunday a little boy was visiting with his mom and grandfather.  He was quiet and respectful during the service, so I was surprised to find him crying when I returned from communion.  He was crying because of […]

Feb
15

Meet Curtis Chanda, our future International Director

[embedded content] We are excited to announce the appointment of Curtis Chanda as the new International Director of Global Teams. Curtis comes to us with more than two decades of field experience with Frontiers International, an organization which shares Global Teams’ emphasis on reaching unreached people groups and equipping and sending believers from within new […]

Feb
15

Help doing the “ask”…

I will never forget one of the first times I spoke at a fund raising gathering. We were still in the US at the time, trying to raise enough funds to be sent out by SAMS to Gambela, Ethiopia. I showed slides to help the folks understand a bit more about what it was were […]

Feb
14

Malaita Village Life Part Two: Sources of Food

If you ran out of food at your house today, chances are you’d hop in your car, or walk down the street, to the nearest grocery or convenience store, pay some money and come home with enough food to feed your family.  Otherwise you might order a pizza or go out to eat at a […]

Feb
14

8 Deeper Reasons to Experience Another Culture

I know you have done it. We all have. Scrolled through Instagram liking all those pristine pictures of adventure babes with big boobs and small waists perched atop a mountain overlooking a gorgeous valley in a nondescript but beautiful part of the world. And you think “I want to do that too.” Granted, pretty pictures […]

Feb
14

Lent, Fasting, and Praying for Your Missionaries

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period, concluding the day before Easter. This is a time for us to draw closer to the Lord through prayer, repentance, self-denial, and honoring Jesus’ suffering and death. In a world where material and personal wants can be quickly satisfied, Lent is a time to […]

Feb
14

Alumnus Profile: Lubega Christopher

By Rev. Kamoga Alex, Chaplain – UCU Kampala Campus & UCU Alumnus, Child Development (25 January 2018)   Lubega Christopher is 26 years old. He comes from a humble background and  is a son to a retired civil servant and a retired midwife. He went to Mugwanya Preparatory School Kabojja for Primary Leaving Examinations, Namilyango […]

Feb
13

Ash Wednesday Prayers for Healing in Cameroon

Last week we excitedly shared how a project in Uganda is poised to open a community medical center. As we start the season on Lent, we are asking you to join us in prayer for another community health project – this time in Cameroon. Jesus’s fame spread as he spread the gospel and healed the […]

Feb
13

Spokesperson for Joy: Down Syndrome, Gerber, and our Disabled Culture

Last week, the Gerber Company unveiled the 2018 Gerber Baby.  Like every other Gerber baby that has come before him, 1-year-old Lucas Warren from Dalton, GA is undeniably cute.  But Lucas is the first Gerber baby to have Down syndrome since the contest’s start in 2010.  “He’s very outgoing and never meets a stranger,” Lucas’s […]

Feb
13

Dire Straits

When I was growing up, Dire Straits was a band…not a life condition known to me. My father went to great lengths to provide for our every need and we never knew what it meant to need anything…we always had enough and then some. According to the Scriptures, if our earthly fathers know how to […]

Feb
13

Raising up a new generation (By Isaac Lasky).

‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.’ So goes an old Chinese proverb. Indeed, we were all once saplings that were cared for and invested in by godly people who by God’s grace helped us to become trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord (Isaiah 61:3). […]

Feb
12

Lent 2018: God’s Grace is Sufficient

Give a Gift to ARDF for Lent Request Lent Materials This page will help you pray through the various ARDF projects highlighted in the 2018 Lenten Prayer Guide. Ash Wednesday – Healthcare in Cameroon Can you imagine living where there are only two doctors for every 10,000 citizens? That is the reality for people living […]

Feb
12

The Godly Couple: A True Parable

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”  Romans 12:9-10 Once upon a time, there was a Godly husband and wife who lived in the northern end of a prosperous country.  This couple did well in life.  Their […]

Feb
10

Team Illinois on their way to Madagascar

U.S.A. Donors can also give by check payable to:SAMS-USA, PO Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003. Memo: – Diocese of Toliara or McGregor Support Please  hold the landscaping team from Illinois in your prayers for the next two weeks.   They are  (left to right) Eric from St David’s in Glenview,  Irma from St Mark’s, Glen Ellyn […]

Feb
10

UCU Students’ Internship in Adolescent Girl Education in Northern Uganda

By Akongo Ruth Rose, UCU Student, Mass Communications & Patty Huston-Holm, UCU Visiting Professor (7th February 2018) (In late November-early December 2017, three Uganda Christian University students in Mass Communications participated in a one-week internship focused on adolescent girl education and lead by Dr. Diane Ross with assistance by Dr. Pegi Lobb, both from Otterbein […]

Feb
09

Free Gift of Lent Resource from ACNA!

Ash Wednesday is almost here! This year, the Anglican Church in North America is providing the Church a resource, in the form of a website – GiftofLent.org, to support the Lenten disciplines of prayer and almsgiving. We are familiar with prayer, but in some quarters of the church “Almsgiving” during Lent has fallen out of […]

Feb
08

Anglicans in Action for Life – Miscarriage

Each week AFL publishes an Anglicans in Action video blog, which gives practical suggestions resources and ideas for life-ministry.  This week’s focus is on miscarriage.  You can see all the Anglicans in Action videos on our YouTube Channel.

Feb
08

Loving and Encouraging Your Missionaries

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Your SAMS Missionaries love to hear from you. Maybe you are not sure how to get involved with the missionaries you or your church send. How can we show love and encouragement to them when they […]

Feb
07

Staying on Budget in Uganda

The newly completed staff house is expected attract professionals to come work at Nyakishenyi Medical Center. When was the last time you heard of a building project being completed under budget? This is rare enough in North America. But in Eastern Africa, where currency fluctuates more rapidly and supply chains are not as dependable, finishing […]

Feb
07

Women of Madagascar: Love ~ Hope ~ Joy

Jacky Lowe writes:  Join us in a journey of hope, to empower the women and children of Madagascar to overcome poverty through education and the love of Jesus Christ. The journey began in November 2007 , when Rev. Patsy McGregor spoke at the Diocesan Convention in S. E. FLorida, and I was inspired to go to […]