Medicine and music: UCU student from Nigeria seeks nexus

As a young girl, Dorcas Chizaram Okeke was thin and weak – a common face at the school sick-bay. At times, she wrote her promotional examinations while receiving intravenous treatment. She had “self-pity.” This early personal condition and two incidents spurred her on to become a health care expert.

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UCU Medical student aspires to save lives with faith in Christ

When I watched Mercy Bikala, 19, enthusiastically lead community worship at the School of Medicine of Uganda Christian University (UCU), I imagined she was a full-time musician. Her eloquent voice, delivered with confidence and enthusiasm, encouraged everybody, including me, to sing along to the hymns and praises.

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Fasting: A spiritual discipline 

Kakembo Micheal, a 24-year-old Boda Boda rider based on a stage along Kayunga Road in Mukono is taking a nap on his bike in the afternoon. Clad in the trademark jacket that Boda riders in Uganda love to wear, I wonder how he can afford to keep himself so warm in such skyrocketing heat. I notice that his lips are cracked and dry. I decide to wake him up and I also realize that his eyes are red and teary. I start to imagine that he is probably sick.  However, after engaging him in a casual conversation, he admits that he last had a meal the previous evening as he was observing the spiritual discipline of fasting and prayer. 

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John Musinguzi speaks of integrity at UCU

My first job found me ministering in my hometown church in Rushere, western Uganda and what kept me elevated was the integrity inbuilt in me growing from a family strong on Christian values John Musinguzi, the commissioner general of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) told the students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) during the community worship gathering on March 22.

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UCU Chaplain: God helped me defeat Covid-19

But God granted me divine favor. It was a Friday morning. A nurse walked in to check on patients who had been admitted the previous evening. She was a UCU alumna. She knew me. God used her to get me to a better ward, where I got a private room, with certain privileges such as accessing fruits to make juice and immunity-boosting concoctions from lemon and ginger, among other foods.

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