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Jenga: Building Together

Jenga.  It’s one of my favorite games.  It involves removing wooden individual blocks without crashing the stacked blocks. My grandsons love to play it.

Jenga comes from Swahili and means  “building together.”

                                                                                                                                                          updated on Sunday, 24 Feb2013
Where are you? Sketch 1
Where are you? Sketch 1

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This is a simple sketch I’ve been using called “Where are you?”  It uses the mathematical signs for greater than > and less than <.

Life’s two biggest questions:

Who is Jesus?

What am I going to do about who I believe he is?

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As always, we love to hear from you.  Email us at creekbank.stories@gmail.com

How you can pray for us this week: 

  • Our KiSwahili language studies.  I (Curt) am really struggling with the language.  Pray that I will persevere, work hard, and be a good steward of my tongue, talent, and time.   s of people opens so many doors.
  • Continue in prayer for Kenya’s national election on March 4.  Our school will close down for the week and we’ll go to our future home in Uganda.  Pray for peace and unity after the election.
  • Pray for Rachel and J.W. , two Kenyans who decided to follow Jesus today at Hope Baptist Church.
New Hope Church Family. This church is a new church plant along the Limiru/Nairobi Highway.  Pray for Pastor Bosco and his family.
New Hope Church Family. This church is a new church plant along the Limiru/Nairobi Highway. Pray for Pastor Bosco and his family.

Latest blog entry:  The Most One-Side Trade in Baseball History

Baseball's Most One-Sided Trade: Larry Andersen for Jeff Bagwell
Baseball’s Most One-Sided Trade: Larry Andersen for Jeff Bagwell
These photos are from my famous duct tape Bible
These photos are from my famous duct tape Bible
II Corinthians 5:21  The real most one-sided trade in history: Jesus took your/my sins and gave us His righteousness!  Whoa!
II Corinthians 5:21 The real most one-sided trade in history: Jesus took your/my sins and gave us His righteousness! Whoa!

 

Without a doubt, the greatest trade in Astros history brought Jeff Bagwell to Houston in exchange for Larry Andersen. I must admit my reaction when I read of the trade was, “We traded for a third baseman who has never hit more than 10 homers in the minors?” Bagwell moved to first, won rookie of the year, and the rest is history.

But it’s not really the greatest trade in history. II Corinthians 5:21 beats Bagwell/Anderson easily: He who had no sin became sin for us so that the righteousness of God might dwell in us. Our sin for the righteousness of Christ!

We’re now taking nominations for the top three (3) Astros third baseman. What say you?

Blessings,

Curt

We always love hearing from our friends.  Email us at creekbank.stories@gmail.com

 

Why we are on TheJourney in Africa:

DeDe and I are simply walking along the path we’ve followed since giving our lives and hearts to Jesus.  Because He is our Lord (Boss) and Savior, we seek to be where He wants us to be.   For this stage of our journey,  Africa is the place.

Our job is to serve on our Mission’s Embrace Team.

My word for this week is Gratitude.  I wish to live the gratitude-filled life.  To be thankful for each and every blessing, challenge, and opportunity.

My current favorite Swahili term/word:  Kipe Moyo!   Take heart!

Read Curt’s Current Six Words to live by http://www.creekbank.net/2012/10/curts-current-six-words/

 

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Where we are now:

  • MyLife Statement: “To be a man God can use and be respected by my wife DeDe, our sons, and their precious families.”

 

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What I’m currently reading:

The Insanity of God  by Nik Ripkin

Mau Mau and Kenya: Analysis of a Peasant Revolt  by Wunybari Maloba

My current Heartsong “How Firm a Foundation.”  It’s a song that gives me great strength in the trials, struggles, and joys of life.

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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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