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The SAMS blog is a collection of works from our short and long-term missionaries out in the field, SAMS news, and other Christian outreach ministries we support. If you would like to receive the blog posts by email, click on one of the blog posts and then click the box ‘notify me of new post by email’ at the bottom of the post or just ‘subscribe’ with your email at the top right hand of the page. Join Us. Thank you.

Retreat, retreat

At the end of February, SAMS hosted a regional retreat for the missionaries serving in Africa at a conference center in Cape Town. Not only was the setting gorgeous, it was a wonderful time of rest, relaxation, and fellowship with members of my tribe, and it was deeply restorative.

My soul breathes…

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Sermon fun

I don’t often share my sermons here, but this sermon on “Flexibility in Mission” was received very well, likely because of the stories I told about adjusting to life in Uganda. I hope you enjoy!
https://youtu.be/Utwl190O5Tw

Continue reading Sermon fun at Here I Am.

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Supervision surprises

This morning I went to supervise Geoffrey, a student who saw that a large school in Mukono lacked a formal chaplain, and asked the school if he could come on Sunday mornings. There are two services: one for the Catholics, and one for the Protestants. I haven’t been to this school…

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Missionary Mom: Stephie Van Wagenen

Missionary Mom: Stephie Van Wagenen

The recent publication of The Messenger features testimonies about moms on the mission field. This article is an extension of this edition. Read The Messenger here. My husband Hunter and I are currently Missionary Candidates living in Greensboro, North Carolina, and...

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What an Adventure!

What an Adventure!

New Zealand. The land of mountains and coastal towns, ocean views and palm tree forests.Red curry, green curry, coconut curry, more curry than I've ever eaten before.Late night board games, ocean kayaking, river swims, and learning new recipes.Morning prayer, midday...

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