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Shem & Catherine Mabongor


Mission: We are planting churches and equipping pastors to serve. Ministers receive Bible training, learn a vocational skill and practice ecological farming. We are making audio recordings of the Bible in tribal languages. Intercession is a key part of what we do to reclaim cultures back to God's original intention. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is how we are teaching neighbors to reach neighbors for Christ while improving quality of life. To keep updated with the very latest news from Shem and Catherine, check out their personal website at and their ministry website at

Donations can be sent by mail to: Christian Health Service Corps PO Box 132 Fruitvale, TX 75127

Uganda and God’s Anvil

Maybe the problem was, I never really loved Uganda.  I loved the idea of Uganda.  Slashing through the jungle in a pith helmet, conversing with the natives in their “more difficult than Navajo” language, sharing the Gospel as they sat around the campfire in wide eyed wonder.  It was so not like that.

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BAPTISM in Sitovichi!

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to witness baptism in the village of Sitovichi! This is the village where our friends Lyuda and Vanya live with their family. Picture taken on a previous trip to visit them in May. Lyuda grew up in this village and moved back there about 7

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A Drop in the Bucket

Sometimes it feels that missionary work is like trying to empty the ocean with a teaspoon. There are so many needs around with no end in sight.

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Charles Knocks

Pastor Charles Ikonde writes “We thank God for his goodness. It is not easy to knock on a stranger’s door or approach someone in the hospital, but the Lord has shown us favor.”

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You’re In A Tin Can

“Mu khurakikha, Wele aabumba likulu ni shibala. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” I felt like I was also being created as well, afresh and anew with a Lumasaaba ear to hear the Word of God.

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The Culture Gap

I can no longer afford to behave, think or talk on autopilot according to my experience or cultural mind set…

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Blog the Blah!

When we see things through a solid grid of our own insufficiency it is almost as dangerous as viewing things through rose colored glasses…

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Why Uganda?

Kana lives in a mud hut with a rusting tin roof. She cooks for her eight children over three stones using sticks she gathers.

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Uganda – Shots in the Night

The children and I were laying on the floor as we listened to gun shots outside…. We live about a half mile away from the main highway that connects Uganda with South Sudan and Kenya. Our “town” of Busiu is just a clot of small shops in the main artery

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