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May
26

Abortion: A Political Partisan Problem?

We live in a time of intense partisan divisions coupled with a penchant for virtue-signaling. Every decision has become a statement of loyalty to one party or idea. Unfortunately, this reality has affected life issues as well. Some well-meaning clergy avoid taking a firm stand on abortion lest they be associated with one political party. […]

May
25

‘Faith connects us with brothers and sisters worldwide’

Uganda Christian University team at the Africa Regional Conference of the World Congress of Families, November 2019, in Accra, Ghana. Jack and Linda Klenk with Michael Clement (Africa Policy Centre), Richard Sebaggala (School of Research and Post-Graduate Studies), Rev. Jasper Tumuhimbise (UCU-Church of Uganda Relations), Betty Enyipu (Social Sciences), and Peter Ubomba-Jaswa (School of Research […]

May
23

Day 30: Open Doors

Photo by Darrell Chaddock on Unsplash We continue to pray for more open doors for the Gospel! We pray that more and more workers from every area of the world would answer your call to go to those who have not yet heard. During the past thirty years, there have been more movements to Christ […]

May
22

Day 29: Somalis in Somalia

Children play in the ocean on Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia, during Eid al-Fitr on July 28, 2014. AMISOM Photo / Tobin Jones Today’s prayer comes from 30 Days of Prayer. “Pray for Somali Muslim seekers to join the movement to become disciples of Christ. Pray that the Somali people will know the peace of […]

May
21

Day 28: Muslims in London

Photo by Mourad Saadi on Unsplash From Lovefast, by Chas at Mahabba: “There are over a million Muslims in London, a third of all Muslims in the UK. Muslims are very visible on the streets as many have become outwardly more religious. Girls as young as five can be seen wearing headscarves on occasion. Often […]

May
20

Day 27: The Mbojo of East Sumbawa / Cyclone Amphan

As Cyclone Amphan hits Northern India, pray for all affected. Pray that those in storm shelters do not catch COVID-19 or other diseases; pray that those who aren’t in storm shelters live… Pray for the Rohingya in Cox’s Bazaar and other refugee camps that are already prone to flooding. Pray also for the The Mbojo […]

May
19

Day 26: Night of Power

Photo by Ryan Hutton on Unsplash For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8 Today’s devotional is from Lovefast and was written by Phil at Mahabba: “Whether or not the […]

May
18

2020 Global 5K participants from USA, Canada, Nigeria, Uganda

The Bartels family By Patty Huston-Holm “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” The African proverb was the essence for the first few years of the Global 5K, a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) walk/run/social engagement activity sponsored by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Partners non-profit organization. […]

May
18

Take Action – COVID-19 Vaccine

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 the ethical development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Our world has been thrown into confusion during this COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us are […]

May
17

2020 and beyond

When in Peru last November I never dreamed that the world would change so much as it has since Covid 19 impacted us. In November I handed on much of my ministry to Fr. Jeremy Shelton, assistant priest at St. John’s, Johns Island SC. I had become aware of the need to “pass the stole” […]

May
17

Day 24: Cultural Muslims

Although cultural Muslims identify as Muslim because of their upbringing or environment, they don’t seriously practice Islam. Like cultural Christians, they may consider themselves “spiritual but not religious” or they may be agnostic. From 30 Days of Prayer guide: “Pray for Muslims who long for a faith that is important and significant, to find what […]

May
16

Day 23: The Maldives

Photo by Mohamed Thasneem on Unsplash And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ… Colossians 4:3 Islam has been observed in the Maldives since the 12th Century. According to Open Doors, “The Maldives is a country very closed to the […]

May
15

Day 22: International Students

Photo by Muhammad Haikal Sjukri on Unsplash From Lovefast, written by Rachel of Mahabba: “It is a sad reality that most Muslim international students who come to the UK (or the United States) to study come with a negative view of Christians. Many have been told that Christians live by the same morals as people […]

May
15

Christ’s Love Made Known Through Maize

In better times, partnering with the church to provide nutrition education Small businesses in Masindi, like this one, have been shut down due to COVID-19 A pandemic is difficult any place in the world. Yet, it is especially difficult in the towns and villages of rural Uganda, in East Africa. Uganda has been very aggressive […]

May
14

Ripple Effect Ministry in Mexico

I live in an impoverished area of Mexico, where many people live day-to-day without any kind of savings account.  With the event of the coronavirus, more and more people are losing their jobs and sources of income, making it difficult for them to have enough money to buy food.  At the beginning of April, our […]

May
14

The Promise that Makes Mission Possible and Illness Bearable, Part 3

Today, many of your SAMS-USA missionaries are adapting their ministries to share God’s presence in the midst of the pandemic. They are delivering groceries and spiritual comfort to poor communities in African and South American countries. God is also blazing new paths for church community growth in the Netherlands and New Zealand through virtual ministry […]

May
14

Day 21: Kashmir

Photo by Rish Agarwal on Unsplash Pray for peace and stability in this stunningly beautiful, yet conflict-ridden region claimed by both India and Pakistan. Pray for resolution to a recent conflict between Kashmiris and the Indian government. Pray for Kashmiris as they go through a lockdown that has been extended by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

May
13

Day 20: Muslims in Taiwan

Photo by Chongkian / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) Pray for the 350,000 Muslim migrant workers in Taiwan. Many of them come from Indonesia and stay for three years. From the 30 Days of Prayer guide: “With so many villages in Indonesia still unreached by the message of Christ, these three years in Taiwan could be the […]

May
12

Day 19: House Churches

Women meeting in a house church The 30 Days of Prayer focus today is on the house church movement in Iran, where under the current government it is illegal to hold church services in Farsi. Pray for believers throughout the Muslim world — Iran, Central Asia, certain parts of Africa — where Muslim background believers […]

May
11

UCU Law student creates COVID-19 awareness application

Christopher Mogal Muchwa narrates his story at Sts. Phillip and Andrew’s Cathedral in Mukono (NOTE: On May 4, Uganda President Museveni announced a 14-day extension of the lockdown measures.  Adjustments from the previous order include that some businesses are allowed to operate and all persons must wear face coverings in public places. The ban on […]