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A Day in the Life

It’d be a shame to have a boring life.

Or a boring job.

One of my themes for this year is:

1. Be Curious.

2. Be Wowed!

3. Tell about it.

Here are a few photos and words about our week.

All I can is “Wow!”  We are so privileged to be among the amazing folks we work with and among.

 

Our crew at Bush Camp in Lotim, Uganda.  L to R  Laurel, Ella,Abby, Abrahim, Adam, JD, Selvin, Papa Joseph, Peter, Dan, Dominica, and Sid.
Our crew at Bush Camp in Lotim, Uganda. L to R Laurel, Ella,Abby, Abrahim, Adam, JD, Selvin, Papa Joseph, Peter, Dan, Dominica, and Sid.

Some of the guys at Bush Camp have been there since October.

 

One of the things I'd looked forward was camping in the big outdoors. This is a Karomoja sunset.  I wish I could've captured the night sky.  Amazing stars!
One of the things I’d looked forward was camping in the big outdoors. This is a Karomoja sunset. I wish I could’ve captured the night sky. Amazing stars!

 

 

Adam Leach is a member of our team training in Karmojoa Land.
Adam Leach is a member of our team training in Karmojoa Land.

Read Adam’s story of obedience that let him to the wilds of northern Uganda.

 

 

DeDe and Abby J. at our tukul (hut).  Two of my favorite women.
DeDe and Abby J. at our tukul (hut). Two of my favorite women.

 

One of northern Uganda's iconic trees is the Candelabrum. Bees love its flowers but the honey burns the mouth. A single drop of its resin can cause blindness and blister the skin of a cow.
One of northern Uganda’s iconic trees is the Candelabrum. Bees love its flowers but the honey burns the mouth. A single drop of its resin can cause blindness and blister the skin of a cow.

 

Karomoja is the remote corner of Uganda.  It’s in the region of the country above the Nile River that we call,  “Up Country.”

It’s the real Africa.  For better or worse.

 

W.D.M. "Karojoma" Bell was a British big game hunter who famously loved the extreme NE corner of what is now Uganda.
W.D.M. “Karojoma” Bell was a British big game hunter who famously loved the extreme NE corner of what is now Uganda.

Read about Karomoja Bell. 

GPS coordinates and elevation.  Wonderfully cold at night.
GPS coordinates and elevation. Wonderfully cold at night.
Back at Echelon Base Camp, new arrivals kept arriving, fresh off the boat from America.  I called our group "The Fellowship of The Ring."
Back at Echelon Base Camp, new arrivals kept arriving, fresh off the boat from America. I called our group “The Fellowship of The Ring.”

 

 

 

Tennessee Claw Hammer Banjo on a windy African night. It doesn't get any better than that.  Robert "Bobby" Lane and his Bob Calvert banjo.
Tennessee Claw Hammer Banjo on a windy African night. It doesn’t get any better than that. Robert “Bobby” Lane and his Bob Calvert banjo.

 

Here is  a video of Robert playing.

 

One of the greatest needs of our Chadan Team: young men who aren't afraid to go and live where it's not easy to share the Gospel with those who haven't heard.   Caleb, JD, Robert, and Andrew.
One of the greatest needs of our Chadan Team: young men who aren’t afraid to go and live where it’s not easy to share the Gospel with those who haven’t heard. Caleb, JD, Robert, and Andrew.

 

Caleb and Andrew are “Hands On” missionaries who’ve taken off a semester from school to serve.

Robert is a career missionary in South Sudan.

JD is my newest partner on the Chadan Engagement Team.

 

More to come:

Our Bush planes rolls in with the crosswind.

Stuck in Gulu:  flat tire and all.

She Lane and the Echelon Kid Gladiators.

Left Behind.

Keep your hands inside the window.

 

 

 

 

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About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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