Creekbank Blog

Happy and Sad

The voice spoke from the desert darkness, “Pick up stones and you will be happy and glad.”   There’s a mythical story concerning a trading caravan traveling through the Sahara Desert. After a long day, they camped in a wadi, a dry river bed. About midnight, the travelers were startled by a loud voice, “Pick up stones and you will …

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Update: From Louisiana

  Sojourn:   a temporary stay.   Friday,  3 July    You’ve held the rope by praying! DeDe and I have been traveling since Tuesday night. Here’s a quick update: -We left Uganda at midnight on June 30. (Our time zone there is 8 + hours over CDT).  On the flights, my system held up pretty well.  I firmly believe …

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Walking with the Spirit of Esther

A word from Curt This week is a time of adjustment.  Instead of trekking into South Sudan, we’re packing to go to the U.S.  It’s time to get rid of Smaug (that’s what I’m calling this dysenteric bug in my gut). I’m processing how I feel about all of this. With your permission, I’ll be sharing transparently this week about …

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Holding the Rope: Sunday, 28 June 2015

So many of you promised to pray when we left for Africa in January 2013. You’ve been so faithful and we thank God for each of you. (Phil. 1:3). Here is a short list of our prayer needs. It’s a short list full of big needs.  Thankfully, we serve a God who is big enough. Due to my ongoing dysentery, …

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Holding the Rope: the knot is tight

  Thanks to all of you holding the rope in prayer for DeDe and I. I especially thank you for the notes and prayers of the last few days. My African Bug (I don’t know what else to call it) is still with me. However, we’ve seen God work today through laying all of the foundation in place for this …

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A Timely Prayer Need from Curt and Dee

A serious prayer need. You can call me Lazarus. For the past six weeks, I’ve been up and down with a recurring intestinal bug. The doctors haven’t yet been able to diagnose what I have and it keeps coming back. I’m really struggling with this illness again. King Jehoshaphat, in a time of great trial, prayed,  “Lord, we do not …

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“Keep ‘er Between the Ditches.”

  A word from Curt Many of you are praying and holding the rope for us. Thank you. My dysentery bug has left me.  I hope for good. Pray for our trip this weekend to South Sudan.   “Keep ‘er between the ditches.” -Parting words of my friend, Mr. Frank Miller.           We spend lots of …

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The Tribe: Holding the Rope. You can do it!

When you pray, you’re holding the rope. When you pray for our work in Chadan region, you’re not only holding the rope but become part of what God is doing here. Put another way, when you pray you become part of our tribe of reaching the least reached. Thanks for being part of the Creekbank/Chadan tribe. Thanks for holding the …

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The Week That Was: Words and Photos

A week in the life I’ll let these photos of the past week speak for themselves.   2                                   Ugandan school children.       We live astride the main road connecting the Indian Ocean at Mombasa, Kenya and the vast interior of Africa. …

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Riding the Cyclone

  Clack . . . Clack . . . Clack. The rollercoaster slowly climbs the steep incline up the wooden carriage. I hear the boards below the rails strain and creak. I wonder when’s the last time they tightened the bolts and nuts. As always, I think,  “Why in the world did you choose to get on this thing?” There …

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This Land Ain’t for Sale

Give me land, lots of land. Give me land, Lot’s of land, But don’t fence me in.     “This land’s their burying ground. They fightin’ o’er their burying ground.” -John Lee Hooker   One of the things that first astounded me about Africa was the land for sale signs. I stand corrected. The signs actually read, “This land is …

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Homesick Water

I’m sure every road-weary man around that wilderness campfire never forgot the moment. That sacred moment. A gift of love delivered at great risk and cost. Homesick Water   It’s strange the things you miss on an extended sojourn. That’s especially true in Africa. The big question when a teammate is making trip to the U.S is, “Where’s the first …

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It’s Sunday: Can you help hold the rope?

  Quick post today: Here are major prayer needs for our Chadan team. Please share with your church family and friends. When you pray, you’re holding the rope. When you pray, God works. Prayer needs Maridath Lane joins her husband Robert in Warrap State, South Sudan this week.  Pray for safe journey and for their precious boys,  Shep and Roscoe. …

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The Week That Was: Wow!

A Word from Curt It’s Saturday. Always a good time to look at the past week. Here are photos from the week that was in Africa. Tucked in is a story you’ll enjoy:  3 Apes I’ve Known. Enjoy! DeDe with our friends Kristen and Mary Margaret in Nairobi. 3 Apes I’ve Known Monkeys can be cute. They’re always interesting. But …

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