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Sep
14

From taking lives to saving them: One nurse’s story

Denis Kutesa (behind) sharing a light moment with his classmates during their internship at Mukono General hospital. Courtesy photo. By Eriah Lule The life of Uganda Christian University (UCU) graduate Denis Kutesa is punctuated by a job where he was forced to take two lives to one where he is saving them. He’s most recently […]

Sep
12

Faith helps nursing intern work in time of Covid

Sonia at Mukono General Hospital Story and Photos by Jimmy Siyasa It was a hot Tuesday afternoon. But the energy with which the medical workers carried out their duties made one think the afternoon heat was only in the mind.  “Right now, we are from the post-natal ward and from administering the 2 p.m. medicine […]

Sep
09

Rev. Jessica holds torch for UCU online learning

The Rev. Jessica Hughes, lecturer and online learning leader By Joseph Lagen Behind her glasses, the Rev. Jessica Hughes’ eyes carry a glint to escort her warm, inviting smile. She is a missionary serving at Uganda Christian University (UCU), Mukono, under the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) – an organisation based in the […]

Sep
07

American couple relocates to Uganda to share career experiences with UCU

The Rangers at the Source of River Nile in Jinja, Uganda. Courtesy photo. By Jimmy Siyasa and Lule Eriah While growing up, the idea of Christian ministry on the ground in Africa did not cross the minds of Americans Richard Ranger and his wife, Catherine. But, as adults and later in life, two main incidents […]

Sep
06

Refugees’ Journey to Grace

by The Rev. Canon Tad de Bordenave, Founder and 1st Executive Director of AFM The sudden collapse in Afghanistan has forced many to flee their homeland with little more than the clothes on their backs.  Those currently being evacuated from Afghanistan join millions of refugees from other Muslim lands, including Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan, who […]

Sep
06

DVC of Academic Affairs responds to tough questions: E-learning, cost, career preparation and more

Rev. Dr. John Kitayimbwa, Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs Uganda Christian University (UCU) continuing students have started their Advent Semester (August-December). The current term that started August 20, 2021, is being conducted virtually like the previous one, the Trinity Semester (May-August). The Advent is the Semester UCU admits the largest number of first-year students. […]

Sep
06

The first 365 days: How successful was it for the new UCU Vice Chancellor?

Uganda Christian University (UCU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi By Patty Huston-Holm and Frank Obonyo VC Mushengyezi Uganda Christian University (UCU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi marked his one-year anniversary by listing achievements with a hint of what is yet to come. Despite walking into the leadership role in the middle of a pandemic, much […]

Sep
02

UCU alumna Nakkonde: Helps the sick ‘even when heavy laden’

Veronica Rachel Nakkonde with one of her friends at Mulago Hospital. Courtesy Photo By Eriah Lule The love for her profession more often than not makes this 25-year-old nurse forget her shift has ended, and, therefore, she should head home. Her name is Veronica Rachael Nakkonde and her level of devotion is just like founder […]

Aug
31

Passion to save lives drives UCU nursing alumnus

Apollo Amanya at work By Yasiri J. Kasango They work late. They stay awake much of the night. They are witnesses to tragedies in people’s health. Despite all the challenges that medical practitioners face, Apollo Amanya had set his eyes on being one. All he wanted was to bring back good health to those who […]

Aug
31

The Fall-Winter 2021-22 edition of The Messenger/Prayer Calendar is here!

Read and pray about: Virginian Hospitality with a Global Impact Empowering Students with Gospel Abundance in Uganda Prayer requests from missionaries New missionary candidates to pray for Other news and opportunities

Aug
29

Partners-sponsored student Uwimbabazi on why studying at UCU was a dream come true

Uwimbabazi graduated from UCU in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Nursing Science. She specializes in sexual and reproductive health. Courtesy photo. By Jimmy Siyasa In 2019, Uganda Partners profiled Uwimbabazi Sarah, who was a recipient of a scholarship for her Bachelor of Nursing Science course at the Uganda Christian University (UCU). In the profile, when […]

Aug
26

UCU alumnus called to the Nigerian bar

Shalom Okeke, a UCU law school alumnus, was on July 29, 2021, called to the bar of Nigeria. Courtesy photo. By Jimmy Siyasa Faced with the career paths of music and law, which one would you take to deliver you to glory?  That is the question Shalom Okeke encountered years ago. He couldn’t choose, so […]

Aug
24

UCU Mukono buildings breathe hope for returned use

Story and photos by Nickie Karitas The Covid-19 pandemic has attempted to squeeze life out of many institutions in Uganda. Some have soldiered on and are still surviving. Others are either on financial life support or have been declared dead.  Poles without flags Uganda Christian University (UCU) is among those still surviving despite visible differences […]

Aug
22

UCU Guild President lightens burdens of needy

Amponda Kenneth Agaba (2nd left), with Herbert Mukuru (3rd left) visits parents and the administrators of Good Samaritan Primary School. Story and photos by Eriah Lule Amponda Kenneth Agaba believes that to rise, one must lift others. True to his belief, he has participated in many charity causes, while effortlessly also rising to positions of leadership […]

Aug
19

UCU’s new head of art promises to make industry more visible

Dr. Eria Nsubuga, Photo by Stuart Williams By Eriah Lule Dr. Eria Nsubuga has always known that being an artist is more than setting pencil to paper, or brush to canvas. He also knows that a new artist uses art to learn and an accomplished one uses art to teach.  Now, an accomplished artist, he […]

Aug
17

UCU theology student journeys from Islam to Christianity

Adiaka Matthew Ekonekatwaar with colleagues at UCU By Joseph Lagen Adiaka Matthew Ekonekatwaar, a Uganda Christian University (UCU) post-graduate student, is a naturally defiant man. He will defy the status quo if he believes his heart is elsewhere. At the age of 10 years, Adiaka felt he had had enough of the Islam faith. Without […]

Aug
15

UCU law ambassador takes ‘pride in service and extending justice to the needy’

Razak Tibakuno, enrolled by the Uganda Law Council as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda By Eriah Lule and Jimmy Siyasa Among the many turning points in the life of Razak Tibakuno is one in 2016. He says he will never forget the opportunity in that year in which he was employed as […]

Aug
12

UCU law alum determined to be ‘a vessel for honorable use’

Edgar LDC: Ayebazibwe in his robes for lawyers By Joseph Lagen In Senior Five, and while studying history, Edgar Ayebazibwe observed that most change makers were lawyers or academics. He wasn’t crazy about criminal law, but wanted to be part of change, so he chose law.  Along that path, the now 25-year-old with a Uganda […]

Aug
12

A Calling to West Africa, Allan and Theresa Weikel

Feeling a tug on our hearts, we began pushing on doors to see if God was calling us to missions.  One of the doors we walked through was the New Wineskins conference in Fall 2019. We went seeking to confirm God’s call.  We met with missionaries from Chili who spent the day praying with us, […]

Aug
10

UCU law student, activist and beauty queen says HIV does not define her

A campaign poster of Gloria Nawanyaga, when she was contesting in a beauty pageant in 2019. Courtesy. By Israel Kisakye and Jimmy Siyasa How will I deal with stigma and community negativity? What will my life be like with the side effects of taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for the rest of my life? These were […]