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Jun
25

Growth of unaffiliated churches raises questions about pastor authenticity

2014 representation of religious demoninations in Uganda According to the 2014 census, roughly 84 percent of Ugandans are Christian, primarily Roman Catholics and Protestants (Anglicans, Lutherans, etc.). While exact figures are unknown, the number of born-again Christian churches – those without a specific denomination guiding Biblical interpretations and other church functions – is growing. This […]

Jun
24

Of Creeds and Christians from a Muslim Background, Part 1 of 2

What do Muslim believe? That there is no deity but Allah and that Muhammad is his prophet. That is the shahada of Islam. The Arabic root sh-h-d is also found in the word shaahid or witness and shahiid or martyr. Your Christian from a Muslim Background (CMB) knew the shahada and had probably born witness […]

Jun
24

The Facts About Abortion

Every day we are inundated with news concerning the unborn (and even partially born). Are they human? Do they have a right to life? As these questions surface again and again, activists from both sides of the argument come out in full force. Many notable politicians and public officials have come forth with their own […]

Jun
21

UCU nursing graduates seek to fill gap in Ugandan mental health care

  By Douglas Olum When Conrad Ochola suffered depression in 2017, he heard a voice in his head instructing him to strip naked. He walked before his elder sister with whom he lived and threw down his clothes. The abnormal action shocked not only the sister but also the rest of the family. They were […]

Jun
20

World Refugee Day: June 20, 2019

Today, on World Refugee Day, we reflect on the 26 million refugees around the world, forced to leave places like Syria, Iraq, Myanmar, Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. Hearing about global unrest can make us feel hopeless and helpless, but when we narrow our focus onto individual stories, we can clearly […]

Jun
18

Marentes Prayer Letter June 2019

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” (Psalm 37: 5). June 2019 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, This is a follow-up to the SAMS / Denise Cox’s letter of May 16, 2019 sent to our supporters. Just by God’s grace and your sacrificial support we have served as […]

Jun
17

Faith Forged in Fire (My Experience in The Agape Year)

For those of you who don’t know, Agape Year is a new gap year program for recently graduated high schoolers. The program is located in Pittsburgh, and is an Anglican Global Mission Partners’ Initiative. Agape Year’s tagline is “Go deep. Go far. Go tell.” Over the course of eight months, the students (AKA “fellows”) spend […]

Jun
17

Take Action – Suicide Prevention

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 suicide prevention. “The Peace of the Lord be with you.”  “And also with you.”   I said that every Sunday for decades, and […]

Jun
13

All About Austin

Austin David Alenskis is ten-weeks-old! It’s high time that we write you an update, and tell you all about how he arrived, how he’s being doing, and what the plans for Team Alenskis are for the next few months as we seek to serve the Lord faithfully here in Belize! 1. Austin Arrives As you […]

Jun
12

Erasing mental health stigma – one person at a time

Counselors Irene Ojiambo and Joseph Musaalo at the UCU-Mukono campus (UCU Partners photo) Note:  This is the first of a two-part series focusing on mental illness in Uganda.  Part I demonstrates how Uganda Christian University (UCU) deals with the problem.  Part II will provide an example of a program making a difference outside of the […]

Jun
11

Global Teams Board appoints Bruce Wear as Chair

Jun
10

Surviving Abortion: Only to Die

In the last three months, abortion has once again become a very hot topic. It all started on January 22, 2019, the 46th anniversary of the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo generated lots of publicity when he lit up NY landmarks after signing […]

Jun
10

Inner-Healing Testimony – New Wineskins 2013

It was at the end of an evening plenary session at New Wineskins Global Mission Conference in 2013 that a healing and peace came over me that was totally unexpected.  For a little background information, my father along with his 3 brothers were the product of an orphanage up-bringing that separated him from his mother […]

Jun
05

University waste management project boosts agriculture, health among local community

Inspecting the double-decker plastic composter after installation (UCU Partners photo) By Douglas Olum “A deteriorating urban environment is the enemy of sustainable development. Protecting the environment is not an alternative to economic growth—it is a precondition of efficient, economic development.” Incinerator before installation (UCU Partners photo) In respect to this United Nations sustainable development goal, […]

Jun
05

Celebrating Eid and Continuing to Pray

Jun
04

Prayer Focus: Offering Hospitality

Today’s 30 Days of Prayer devotional is about showing hospitality: Gathered on the floor, around a tray full of lamb, dates with cream, vegetables, and bread, sat an array of unlikely people. We had all come together for a celebration of divine Love revealed. The guests were a mix of local people who knew the […]

Jun
03

What is Planned Parenthood Really About?

2019 has been a year for the books. The March for Life in Washington, D.C. in January drew an enormous amount of pro-life advocates from all different backgrounds (estimated to be over 500,000), from all over the country. But then, just a week later, laws were passed that pushed the abortion agenda on the state-level. […]

Jun
03

Prayer Focus: Migrants in Europe and throughout the world

Arrested refugees immigrants in Fylakio detention center Thrace Evros Greece. Photo by Ggia, dust spots/scratches removed by Kim Hansen. Edges cropped due to scan. Further restoration improvements using masks by Ggia. [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons” href=”https://commons.wikimedia.org 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed […]

Jun
03

Coming out as a Christian to your Muslim Family, Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of 2. If you missed part 1, click here. I am an Anglican priest in Madrid, Spain. I often observe this practice of letting the practices of our tiny Protestant community be determined to a great extent by not doing what the Roman Catholics do. I understand the historical and contextual […]

Jun
02

Prayer Focus: Yemen