Creekbank Blog

Jonah and Jovan: “Wow!”

A word from Curt: “Wow!’ We got out of the Land Cruiser on the dusty Ugandan road.  In the distance, about 3 km away, was the refugee camp called Boroli. I turned to Jovan one of our young church leaders, “Jovan, that’s Boroli Camp.  The Lord may send you to be pastor of that camp.” He stared a while before …

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A Hero named Margaret/A Miracle named Adeit

    A word from Curt Today’s word is a favorite:  Hero         I do not use the word Hero lightly. It’s a medallion-like word reserved for angels and brave men and women. That’s why Margaret is a hero. Margaret lost both of her parents in South Sudan’s war. A member of the Kuku Bari tribe, she …

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Saturday Snips: A Day to Remember

I want to share several shots from a Saturday filled with waiting.           South Sudanese call white people, “Kawaja.” This is in contrast the East African moniker of “Mzungu.” I can easily tell if those calling at me are Ugandan or Sudanese. “If you’re not an optimist, you have no business in South Sudan.” -Francis Deng, …

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It’s an Ant-Eating Night

A Word from Curt:  Curious!     There is so much to see and learn such as how Africans collect ants to eat. Scroll down to learn more. Key Prayer Need:  Safe travel for Bob and Nancy Calvert as they travel to America More prayer needs are at end of post Invasion of the Termite Ants   I stop at …

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In Gulu: City of Sorrow and Hope

A Word from Curt The word is resilient. It’s a major characteristic of the African heroes I rub shoulders with daily.   Key Prayer Need:  Pray for a blessing for  our teammates and leaders Bob and Nancy Calvert as they travel to American for their son Zach’s college graduation and wedding.   I’m staying in Gulu, Uganda tonight. Pizza and …

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I Stand Amazed . . .

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries . . . -Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Lord, open my eyes that I may how You are working all around us. Amen.” Thoughts on Amazement  God has really been speaking to my heart …

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NIMBY: Not In My Backyard

Prayer Points Drilling project at Ulua 2 (Uganda) Camp and Bible Storying there.  Pray for successful drilling. The Dinka had been praying for water. Pray that they will realize God answered and give all glory to Him. Pray for Pastors Paul and James at Boratuku Camp. Pastors Joseph and David at Nyumazi 1 Camp.  Pray for Dinka Bibles to be …

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A Day “Going Up Country”

    A Word from Curt: I thought you might enjoy making a journey with me. At daylight I left the shores of Lake Victoria (Uganda) headed to northern Uganda. Cosmopolitan Ugandans (in Kampala and Entebbe) call the land past the Nile “Up Country.” They view it like the the Pharisees viewed Galilee. Backwoods. Bush.  The Sticks. Country Bumpkins.  We …

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SatSnips: Looking Back/Looking Ahead/Always Looking up

A Word from Curt: Focus! Key Prayer Needs:   1. Guidance and Blessings on Bob Calvert as he teaches in South Sudan. 2. “Preach and Heal” Focus as our Engagement work continues in refugee camps. 3. DeDe as she coordinates our Chadan Cluster prayer strategy.   Scroll down for more prayer needs Today is our weekly “SatSnips” blog. Saturday Snippets …

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Prayer is like Oxygen

A Word from Curt:  Prayer! It’s true. Prayer is like oxygen. We must have it to survive spiritually. We thank you for your praying. Your prayer is like oxygen for those of us in Africa. We simply cannot make it without you lifting us up. Pray for God’s guidance, vision, and protection. Pray often! Pray passionately! We beg for focused …

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Podcast Episode 04: My Mother’s Name is Mary

A word from Curt The story below is a departure from my African stories. I write what my hearts tells me to. This story was both conceived and born yesterday. Enjoy! Be Grateful! Read “Beth’s Satellite Phone” from our latest newsletter. You can be directly involved in helping with the South Sudan Crisis.  My Mother is Named Mary  You can …

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How you can pray/help: Kakwa Camps of Northern Uganda

  The Kakwa are a sub-tribe of the Bari People. The Bari make up five tribes in the area where three countries meet. Pray for  Dry Creek Baptist Church.  This church has engaged the Bari Kakwa in the Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. Thank our Lord for Uganda Baptist Seminary (UBS) and the impact it is making with the Bari …

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Focusing in: How you can pray/help Baritouka Camp

  Prayer Requests for Boratuku Camp near Adjumani, Uganda   Boratuku Camp is composed of many new arrivals.  These people have left their South Sudanese homes suddenly with nothing.  Most of these new arrivals are Dinka. The Dinka is the largest people group in South Sudan. They number about 2.5 to 3 million with possibly 25 different tribes within the …

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Focusing in: How you can help/pray: The Nuer in Rhino Camp

Prayer Request for the Nuer in Tika II, a section of the Rhino Refugee Camp near Arua, Uganda Since the violent conflict in South Sudan began on December 15, 2013, the Nuer tribe has suffered much.   There were over one million Nuer living in South Sudan.  They are one of the two largest tribes there, the other being the …

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