SAMS-USA Ministry In

Uganda

Interested in Ministry to Uganda?

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

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Social media woes continue

Thank you for your prayers for Uganda through this election cycle; it has largely been peaceful, though there is still a large police and military presence around. I think most people are just wanting to resume life.
The night before the presidential election, the government announced that they would shut off the…

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Thank you for praying; please continue

Thank you all so much for your prayers for Uganda on Wednesday! I had to run errands in Mukono town on Thursday, and I asked the people I met at their businesses if they were safe. Thankfully they were, and one told me that much of it had been happening right…

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Please pray for Uganda

Please pray for Uganda. Pre-election violence has been escalating, and the major presidential opposition candidate was arrested today. People are rioting, the police is responding with tear gas and lethal force. I spoke with a student about his dissertation today, and he said Kampala is chaos. The election is 14 January…

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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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Abbott and Costello in Uganda

It’s always fun when I can bring a bit of Americana to my students.
Yesterday in class with my Master of Divinity I students, one of them asked me a question, to which I responded, “simanyi,” or “I don’t know.” A student who was sitting in front of me asked what that…

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Supervision selfies

One of my favorite things about being a lecturer is supervising our students in their block placement churches, or senior internships. It’s so fun to see them out of the confines of the school and to see how they’re engaging in ministry. Of course, sometimes this comes with hardship, but that…

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Rain, rain go away

I’ve been hearing that the rain in Mukono, and in Uganda generally, has been too much. The rainy seasons often bring mudslides, so news of those was not new.
But friends. In my first week here, it rained every day, often several times a day. The ground is beyond saturated. There is…

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Good to be home

After seven months in the US, I was more than a little concerned about how my reentry to Uganda would be. I’d become pretty Americanized; I even learned that I could run errands at night (something I wouldn’t dream of doing in Uganda)!
Thankfully, my reentry has been incredibly smooth. Even…

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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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