Latest:

Aug
19

The Power of Pro-Life Witness

Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord […]

Aug
14

Piggery project gives boost to aging widow in Bugujju, Uganda

The Rev. Emmanuel Mukeshimana, right, with a widow he has helped. By Rev. Emmanuel Mukeshimana In the early days of 2016,a Mass Communication student at Uganda Christian University (UCU) identified a family that needed urgent help. He was staying at a Hostel located in Bugujju, Mukono where the widow identified as Jane and her family […]

Aug
14

New Staff Introductions: Meet Hannah Umhau

Hi! As the newest addition to the New Wineskins team, I’m excited to be joining a staff that serves wholeheartedly the mission of the global church. I am joining the staff following participation in the Greensboro Fellows Program, which is a year-long program for recent college graduates focusing on spiritual and leadership development. The program […]

Aug
13

God is at Work in Myanmar

Since my husband Andrew and I made the move to join an Anglican church a few years ago, one of my favorite things about Anglicanism has been the global community of believers that exists within this tradition. Our own church, St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Birmingham, AL, has a substantial population of East African believers […]

Aug
12

Take Action – Special Needs Adoption

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 special needs adoption. Adoption is a hard sell.  Open your home, possibly permanently, to someone who is not related to you and […]

Aug
07

UCU takes health awareness to Mukono market

A Bachelor of Divinity and Theology student (holding wheelbarrow) offloads a sack of waste at the collection point while his colleague (in grey shirt) directs him. On his right, a vendor puts chopped fish in the frying oil while other vendors go about their businesses – Uganda Partners’ photo By Douglas Olum The Kame Valley […]

Aug
06

Life Ministry

I am priest, and my church is very pro-life, but we want to be doing more life ministry. How should we get started? Every church is different and unique, so your life ministry will be likewise. The first step is to give our office a call. Georgette would love to talk to you about your […]

Aug
06

Latin America Face to Face Meeting – Part Two

“What does it mean to be in Global Teams?” This is what Curtis Chanda, Global Teams International Director, asked each of the country coordinators who was able to attend our recent Global Teams Latin America Face to Face meeting held in Central Mexico. “How does Global Teams different from other mission organizations?” Of course, the […]

Aug
05

Dignity Bestowed by the Maker: Euthanasia in Society

Job 1:21a states, “The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.” This is a definite statement that gives everything to the Lord including both life and death. The Lord has gifted us this life, and He will choose when it is over. The implication here is that we are not the ones to choose when […]

Jul
31

UCU alumna in England: Surviving and thriving with character and faith

Sarah Lagot Odwong (third from left) celebrating Uganda independence day with friends in the United Kingdom. By Sarah Lagot Odwong Graduate school was always a childhood dream. A Master’s degree. Perhaps several Master’s degrees. And a PhD, that is Dr. Sarah Lagot Odwong, has quite a punchy ring to it. The academic designation adds power […]

Jul
31

Real Deficiency – Abortion & the Inability to Love

Pro-life scenes in mainstream Hollywood movies are rare, and therefore worth acknowledging, even celebrating, when they appear.  Recently I was watching Creed II, the (believe it or not) 7th sequel in the Rocky series.  Like Creed I, Creed II is about Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis, now the heavyweight champion of the world.  There is a […]

Jul
29

Real Deficiency – Abortion & and the Inability to Love

Pro-life scenes in mainstream Hollywood movies are rare, and therefore worth acknowledging, even celebrating, when they appear.  Recently I was watching Creed II, the (believe it or not) 7th sequel in the Rocky series.  Like Creed I, Creed II is about Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis, now the heavyweight champion of the world.  There is a […]

Jul
24

UCU Law students help Uganda fight prison case backlogs

Uganda Christian University Law alumnus and International Justice Mission advocate, Conrad Oroya Obol (third right), shakes hand with Uganda’s Chief Justice, Bart Katurebe (left), during the launch of a plea-bargaining week in Gulu, Uganda, in June. By Olum Douglas In August 2016, a court sitting in Kampala, presided over by high-court judge, Wilson Masalu Musene, […]

Jul
22

The Gospel Tells Us Who We Are

In Christian teaching we often mix up the idea of imperatives and indicatives—commands and truths. Some of us think that imperatives threaten our freedom. Others love these commands, but for the wrong reasons, thinking that if we keep the commands we can somehow present ourselves as righteous people. Both of these approaches distract from the […]

Jul
18

Latin America Face to Face Meeting – Part One

July 18th, 2019 by Global Teams Leaders from several Global Teams Latin America bases convened in Central Mexico this month for brainstorming, Bible study, training, and fellowship. Keep posted for more pictures and stories from the gathering. Related About the Author: Global Teams Global Teams equips and sends field partners from many nations to multiply […]

Jul
16

UCU student mixes entrepreneurship with artistry

Onyong Yubu Prince, a student in UCU Journalism, Communication and Media Studies By Patty Huston-Holm Creativity and resourcefulness have long been part of life for Onyong Yubu Prince. So, for the gospel singer-turned university student, it was only natural that he should jump at the chance to do something new – like writing children’s books. […]

Jul
16

July update from Belize.

Evan here: I’m linking FOUR! videos at the bottom of this post. One is a longer video I shared on Facebook about our favorite jungle swimming hole. It features a lot of Annabelle. : ) Just before our last email, Fr. David and Mary Beth had left for home for the remainder of the year. […]

Jul
16

Take Action – Watching a Pro-Life Film

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 viewing a pro-life film. Imagine being told what you should or should not do with your body.  Imagine having outsiders that do […]

Jul
10

New Chaplain shares personal aspirations and expectations for Uganda Christian University community

The Reverend-Engineer Paul Wasswa Ssembiro Introduction: The Reverend-Engineer Paul Wasswa Ssembiro is no stranger to Uganda Christian University (UCU). A mechanical engineer, teacher and preacher, his careers have taken him different places, including UCU. He has been an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University and Kyambogo University, has worked as a Provincial Secretary to the Church […]

Jul
08

For Whom the Bell Tolls – Suicide and the Culture of Death

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.  And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” Anglican poet John Donne wrote these famous words in […]