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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 two children, Connie and Reuben, and their home church is St Thomas Crookes, Sheffield
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  • 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
  • 21 Jun 2018
    Happy Birthday Gulu Globetrotters
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 11:08 on Jun 21st, 2018
    So a whole year has passed and our little school has grown from 7 children, from 4 families, representing 4 nations, to 19 children representing a whopping 9 nations! We have two wonderful teachers, and the parents take it in … Continued
  • 18 Jun 2018
    The Father’s Heart
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 14:54 on Jun 18th, 2018
    Yesterday was Father’s Day. A day to celebrate the gift of Fathers. Mother’s Day is a big deal here, but I didn’t hear a single Ugandan mention Father’s Day. When I started to think about my Ugandan friends, I realised, … Continued
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  • 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
  • 29 Jun 2017
    A video message from Joe Ovenden
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 13:28 on Jun 29th, 2017
  • 29 Jun 2017
    An update from Lois Ovenden
    Posted by Joe and Lois Ovenden at 13:27 on Jun 29th, 2017
  • There are no home assignment dates available at this time but these will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed. In the meantime please remember that you can request a BMS Speaker at any time in the year.

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Eleanor Ada Joy
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At 16:47 on Tuesday 18 September we welcomed into the world our most beautiful and wonderful Eleanor Ada Joy. Weighing...

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Therapist, Teacher, Trainer?
21th Jul 2018

One of the highlights of these past few months has been the opportunity to do some training with teachers and...

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Happy Birthday Gulu Globetrotters
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So a whole year has passed and our little school has grown from 7 children, from 4 families, representing 4...

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