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U.S. missionaries, Ugandan pastor die in car crash

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by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/29/16, 02:25 pm

Two U.S. missionaries and a Ugandan pastor died Monday in a car accident outside Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

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Missionary's conviction highlights need for better volunteer vetting

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by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/10/16, 02:53 pm

A U.S. federal court has sentenced a former missionary from Oklahoma to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage. His arrest and conviction—one case among several recent instances of overseas abuse—highlights the need for more vetting procedures in international volunteering, experts say.

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Go or stay? Missionaries confront Zika virus dilemma

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by Marvin Olasky & Sharla Megilligan
Posted 3/03/16, 01:35 pm

Richie and Gabrielle Sparling moved to the north coast of the Dominican Republic in August 2014 to serve with the mission organization Makarios. They had only been married six months when they left the United States. Their plan was to start a family in the Dominican Republic and raise their children there.

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