SAMS-USA Ministry In

Uganda

Interested in Ministry to Uganda?

SAMS-USA missionaries are sent throughout this region to partner with Anglican/Episcopal churches to grow the Kingdom of God. We hope you will be encouraged or inspired by these stories and reports from the field. We also encourage you to consider becoming a sender to this part of the world.

Corona impacts

Of course, there are many impacts of the Coronavirus, and Uganda is no exception.
As of evening on 25 Mar, there were 14 documented cases of COVID-19 in Uganda. So the president closed public transport for two weeks. This effectively stops work unless you have personal transport, and that is restricted to…

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Ugandan quarantine

Ugandan quarantine

I must say, it has been quite surreal to read the news about Coronavirus in the world, especially in the US, mostly because it’s hard to see the people I love being affected, and it’s hard to be so far away and not able to help anyone.
On Wednesday, the President of…

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Aerial tour of UCU

I recently saw this posted on Facebook; it’s a fabulous aerial tour of UCU, showing how beautiful the campus is. As I watched the first time, I was struck at not only how gorgeous the environment is, but of the memories it evoked, both from being a student, and a member…

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Humbled by rain

I have a confession to make: when I’m in Uganda, and I see a post from the US about power being out and people are weeping and wailing and gnashing their teeth, I think, “Wow. Y’all can’t deal.” Because power going out in Uganda is a given, and while we have…

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Follow-up on the gem of a student

In February, I wrote about an unexpected ministry when I went to supervise a student who was serving as a chaplain at a large school. A teenage girl had asked how it was possible to forgive someone who had hurt her terribly. We talked for a while, and I prayed with…

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Being ssenga

I bear several titles in Uganda; Reverend, Archdeacon, Auntie, and sometimes Mama. The latter two sometimes come from my students, who sometimes see me as a parent (and it’s an incredible honor, though I feel my age!).
Over the last few years, I’ve grown closer with a couple of the women…

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Grace upon grace

So, while my Sunday started off like a normal day, it certainly did not end like one. I supervised a student at his church. I came home, had breakfast, then rested a bit before our evening Eucharist.
About five minutes before my alarm sounded to remind me to go to chapel, a…

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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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