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Missionary Spotlight
April 2005
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight

Over the past 15 years the African Bible College (ABC) in Malawi has enrolled a steady stream of students from Uganda, who endure the five-day bus trip from Kampala to Lilongwe. They have encouraged the ABC administration to open a campus in their home country. Eight years ago the ABC founders, Dr J. W. Chinchen and his wife Nell, made their initial trip to ‘The Pearl of Africa’ and immediately felt God’s calling to do this.   Need   In the past three decades Uganda has lost many potential Christian leaders to overseas education. The purpose of ABC in Uganda is to develop Christian education...

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Missionary Spotlight – Snakes and boda-bodas
April 2005
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight – Snakes and boda-bodas

Our move to Uganda was not supposed to be terribly complicated. Our family had already lived in Malawi for 15 years – three of our five children were born there – so we knew Africa, and how critical it was to allow for the unexpected. We checked in at the airport four hours early to make sure our 20 pieces of luggage made the flight. Twenty-one hours later we were standing in the Entebbe airport with nothing – not one piece of luggage. Welcome to Uganda! Not only is all our luggage missing, but on arrival we discovered we were also missing a 20-foot container...

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Missionary Spotlight
April 2005
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight

Uganda – named ‘the pearl of Africa’ by Sir Winston Churchill – has a population of 26 million, 50% of them under 14 years old. The north has experienced armed conflict since the 1980s; the south has had greater stability. My son Dan and I recently went on a medical mission to the north. Most tourists head for mountain gorillas in the Bwindi National Park’s impenetrable forests in the southwest, bordering on Rwanda and Congo. But we travelled north beyond the Victoria Nile River, hoping to avoid guerrillas from the so-called Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Forgotten region   ‘Very few people come to see us...

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Missionary Spotlight – Ugandan children in crisis
March 2004
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight – Ugandan children in crisis

  Ongoing violence by rebels in the north of Uganda is having a devastating effect on the population, especially on the children. The rebel organisation known cynically as ‘the Lord’s Resistance Army’ (LRA) operates in the area around the city of Gulu. In 17 years of violence, 25,000 children have been abducted, and thousands of others killed.   Child slaves   Children — some as young as nine years old — are being kidnapped at the rate of around ten each day. They are being used as slaves, boy soldiers and, in the case of girls, for sex. Doug Nichols recently wrote, ‘This morning as...

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