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Joe and Lois Ovenden
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Joe and Lois work in Uganda alongside local communities in post-conflict northern Uganda, where they are hoping to help rebuild livelihoods through development programmes and improve family life through communication therapy. Before commencing the adventure of overseas mission with BMS, Joe worked for the British Red Cross as a Youth and Schools Service Co-ordinator and completed a Masters in International Development, specialising in conflict resolution. Lois previously worked in a specialist community brain injury rehabilitation centre in Sheffield. Joe and Lois previously served in Zimbabwe alongside local partners. Lois was a speech and language therapist and Joe supported a number of local Christian development initiatives, focusing on capacity building and discipleship. They have three children, Connie, Reuben and Eleanor, and their home church is St Thomas Crookes, Sheffield
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  • 21 Mar 2019
    World Down Syndrome Day – Our Story
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 13:18 on Mar 21st, 2019
    Today was World Down Syndrome Day so we decided to celebrate! There is a lot of stigma and negative attitudes towards children with Down Syndrome, not just here in Uganda but across the world. A lot of this prejudice comes … Continued
  • 28 Feb 2019
    UCC turns 5
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 19:01 on Feb 28th, 2019
    In February University Community Church turned 5! We had a wonderful celebration, remembering all that God has done over the past 5 years; from meeting in the back room of Jimmy and Phiona’s house to now a community already outgrowing … Continued
  • 26 Sep 2018
    Eleanor Ada Joy
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 09:53 on Sep 26th, 2018
    At 16:47 on Tuesday 18 September we welcomed into the world our most beautiful and wonderful Eleanor Ada Joy. Weighing a healthy 3.76kg (8lb 4oz), both she and Lois are doing very well. Naturally we’re plunged back into figuring out … Continued
  • 21 Jul 2018
    Therapist, Teacher, Trainer?
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 14:36 on Jul 21st, 2018
    One of the highlights of these past few months has been the opportunity to do some training with teachers and soon to be teachers about communication disability and what they can do to make a difference. The first of these … Continued
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  • 13 Feb 2019
    The latest from Joe
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 14:32 on Feb 13th, 2019
  • 13 Feb 2019
    The latest from Lois
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 14:29 on Feb 13th, 2019
  • 6 Feb 2018
    An update from Joe
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 10:40 on Feb 6th, 2018
  • 6 Feb 2018
    A story from Lois
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 10:32 on Feb 6th, 2018
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World Down Syndrome Day – Our Story
21th Mar 2019

Today was World Down Syndrome Day so we decided to celebrate! There is a lot of stigma and negative attitudes...

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UCC turns 5
28th Feb 2019

In February University Community Church turned 5! We had a wonderful celebration, remembering all that God has done over the...

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The latest from Joe
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