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Catching Up

Our focus:  Building relationships to equip African and American Believers to reach the Least Reached in South Sudan and Chad.
Our focus: Building relationships to equip African and American Believers to reach the Least Reached in South Sudan and Chad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Word from Curt

I’m been chewing on this word:  stalwart

Stalwart.  It means healthy, steady, dependable.

It’s a good word.

 

Key Prayer Need: Please pray for DeDe as she finishes her time with her Dad and family in Louisiana.  Pray for her sister-in-law Kay in the loss of Malcolm.

Scroll down for more prayer needs

 

Quote: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” –Leonardo da Vinci, Italian inventor

 

Recommended reading:  inspiring blog by our colleague, Laurel Jeremiadoss

 

A week in Juba Town

Church Leaders at Nuru Baptist Church  Juba, South Sudan.  Bob Calvert leading on Bible Storying
Church Leaders at Nuru Baptist Church Juba, South Sudan. Bob Calvert leading on Bible Storying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuru Baptist Church.  

It’s right in the shadow of South Sudan’s only export product, the White Bull Beer Brewery.

Tin building.

Dirt floor.

Flimsy plastic chairs.

Sunshine (or dust or rain) streaming in.

What a wonderful place to worship.

I’m serious.  I wonder how I’ll feel to be back on carpet and comfortable pews.

It’ll be a trade off.  Gains and losses.

Two special guys: Kito George and Murle Martin. George is Nuban and Martin is Murle/Nuban. They love God and soaked up the training.
Two special guys: Kito George and Murle Martin. George is Nuban and Martin is Murle/Nuban. They love God and soaked up the training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Calvert and I have been in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, for the past week.

We’ve had a great time with new friends and African hospitality.

Bob has been teaching his Bible Storying Cloth course and the Sudanese have worked hard.  We finished today (Friday) and will head home tomorrow.

At daylight they were crowing. I took this photo after breakfast.  By lunch they were on the plate.  That's fresh!  Loved that African cooking this week.
At daylight they were crowing. I took this photo after breakfast. By lunch they were on the plate. That’s fresh! Loved that African cooking this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The graduates of the Bob the Bushman Bible Boot Camp show off their certificates.
The graduates of the Bob the Bushman Bible Boot Camp show off their certificates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2014 The Creekbank Matrix: What Really Matters
October 2014 The Creekbank Matrix: What Really Matters

 

Every three months, I do a quarterly review.  I look back over the past three months in my journal.  Then I spend time looking forward to the coming quarter.  This is my current Matrix.  It simply is a method to visually remind myself of what matters in my life.

I’d encourage you to develop your own method in keeping a record of your life and priorities.

My heart verse is Matthew 6:33:  “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”

What is your heart verse/favorite verse?

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Prayer Needs

1. DeDe, her family, and her return to Africa.

2. Growth in our church leaders in Juba Town.

3. God’s blessing on Trampled Grass.  This ebook goes active this week.  It’s purpose is two-fold: to share about the extraordinary South Sudanese and Ugandan heroes we work with.  Secondly, to raise awareness (and giving) for our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

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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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