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Sunday Prayers

  A Word from Curt Prayer. What a good word. “Where do you pray?” This is the lead question many Africans ask. It’s an honest inquiry about your faith. Where do you go to pray? In our culture (here) it’s not intrusive or rude. As ...

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“Finding my People” 3 Heroes: Gandhi, Luter and Monchyol

A Word from Curt: Two good words today:  Leader and Hero Today’s Prayer Point:  Pray for Pastor John Monchyol in Malakal, South Sudan “There go my people. I’m their leader. I’d better catch up with them.” -Mahatma Gandhi   A leader leads. Gandhi’s words are ...

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“Child-Headed Households” and “Unaccompanied Minors.”

   What in the world is a “Child-Headed Household” and “Unaccompanied Minor?”    Friday  21 March Back home in Entebbe Scroll down for prayer needs. The UN has a special term for them. They call them “Unaccompanied Minors.” It means they are  refugees who arrived without an ...

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Underdogs and a New Slides

Underdogs I’ve not sure I’ve ever seen anything that looked more out of place. As my grandpa said, “It was like a saddle on a pig.” Brand new shiny playground equipment in the midst of a ragtag barren refugee camp. I walked over to a ...

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“. . . It doesn’t mean you’ve been discarded.”

A lonely boy named James.   So take that look out of here, it doesn’t fit you.
 Because it’s happened doesn’t mean you’ve been discarded.
 Pull up your head off the floor, come up screaming.
 Cry out for everything you ever might have wanted.
  -“In ...

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Saturday Snips: Thoughts from a “Soul Retreat”

Last week I took a Soul Retreat. I got on a crowded fishing boat and traveled to one of the islands on Lake Victoria.  It was a time for reflection, renewal, and writing.   In upcoming  blog posts, you’ll find many of the stories I ...

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The Day Indy Died

The Day Indy Died His name was Independence Moses Nono. A new child born on the new country’s first day. The first child born at a Juba hospital shortly after midnight. July 9, 2011 All full of hope and promise. His parents, Moses and Josephine ...

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A Day in the Life

How do I even begin to describe Africa? I’ve updated my reading list.  I post it to spur myself on as a L.L.L. (Life Long Learner).  Enjoy!  What’s on your reading list? We’d be honored to have you subscribe to this blog.  I normally update ...

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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.”                                                                                                             ...

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Mon.Jan.31: Thoughts on True Grit

Grit… What is it? Today’s quote:  “I am not the most successful or most talented person in the world, but I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going.”  -Sylvester Stallone I heard a speaker recently refer to it as “DQ.”  Don’t quit. Grit ...

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Whatever It Takes

La Esperanza, Honduras From the book by Curt Iles, The Old House copyright 2002 I stood in muddy water in the middle of what was now a raging stream. Only an hour ago this spot was the middle of a dirt road on the side ...

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A Day In The Life Of A Writer

Curt in one of his “offices” Thur. Oct. 22 Lake Charles, LA I am so privileged to write for a living. It is my calling, but I try to never forget what a joy and honor it is to write. You see, I’m “writing for ...

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In Defense Of Hillary

Photo: Displaced Persons Camp in shadow of volcano Goma, Congo In Defense of Hillary My blog is not a political site. There are plenty of good blogs of that type available. My writing is more about being a good news reporter with stories of the ...

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Liberian Grass Cutting

Liberian Grass Cutting- A lesson in Perseverance. This video shows the Liberian method of grass cutting. It was really neat to see the skill and hard work of these men who used this cutting tool to mow literally dozens of acres at Ricks Institute. Click ...

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