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It’s always about Relationships . . . Thoughts from the week

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Passed this young man, AK 47 strapped on, pedalling an older woman to the market.

Only in South Sudan.  From Journal #67

How you can pray this week:

1. Colleen and Gordy Glaser and Brady Glaser arrive late Tuesday night.  They join us and David and Renee Crane to travel UpCountry to the Kakwa people.  Follow the trip at Twitter  #UpCountry.

2. Pray for our team leaders Bob and Nancy Calvert as they return from the U.S.

3. Pray for wisdom in our Chadan Engagement planning.

Saturday Snips, Shots, and Sketches

It’s Saturday in Uganda and a good time to review our week.

Enjoy these Snippets of the week from Journal #71, our camera, and my weird mind.

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We’ve been in Africa for nearly 1 1/2 years.  I could tell you so many things I’ve learned (and still am).

But one item stands out:  Getting along in Africa is just like America.

It’s all about relationships.

Being interested in others.  Smiling.  Being Kind.  Greeting.  Laughing at yourself.  Showing an interest in others and their stories. Listening.

It's part of living here. You will be misunderstood. Those who last smile on.
It’s part of living here. You will be misunderstood. Those who last smile on.

 

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The woman, about my age, walked up with outstretched hands. I admit I thought she wanted a handout. Peter, my translator said,  “She said that she thanked God when she saw you again.”

I was the face of a new borehole in her thirsty camp.

It humbled me to my knees.

I simply pointed upward, wanting her to know that God brought water to her camp not some human.

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    Pastor Joseph Anyovi prays over site of new borehole.

The heroes of what is happening in northern Uganda are the dedicated Madi and Kakwa pastors who are sacrificing to minister in the refugee camps to those from South Sudan and DRC.

 

 

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DeDe and I love the road construction flagmen.  They furiously wave both flags: red and green.

Stop or go?

It means “Go, but go slow.”

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These numbered bubbles are from this week’s newsletter entitled,  “I Stand Amazed.”  If you aren’t receiving the bi-monthly e-letter, sign up on our Home Page.

My current Kindle e-book reading list.
My current Kindle e-book reading list.

 

 

I travel a great deal and have come to love audiobooks.  This is my Audible reading list.
I travel a great deal and have come to love audiobooks. This is my Audible reading list.

What are you currently reading?

What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year?

What book(s) do you find yourself returning to yearly?

 

 

 

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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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