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Heartbroken: South Sudan

Heartbroken . . . but still in Love

    Friday, 15 March Adjumani Uganda Scroll down for prayer needs. A full day of being in refugee camps.  Nothing will break your heart like seeing thousands suffering and facing uncertain futures. Yet even in our heartbreak, we are in love. In love with ...

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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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How to Survive a “I Hate Africa Day”

Welcome to the Creekbank Blog. We’re glad you’ve stopped by for a visit. If you have comments or questions, please use the form at the end of this blog post.       How to survive a “I Hate Africa Day”  “In the end, our Call ...

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Saturday Snips: Where is the “Danged Ol’ Dang”?

It’s Saturday and we’re sharing stories, snapshots, and snippets of the past weeks.  Enjoy! If you have comments or questions, please use the form at the end of this blog post.  We love hearing from our friends. Where’s the Danged Ol’ Dang?   “When two ...

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Colonel Sanders arrives in Adjumani

  Welcome to the Creekbank Blog.  We’re in Africa where “the stars are not familiar.”* We’re glad you’ve stopped by for a visit. If you have comments or questions, please use the form at the end of this blog post. (Africa is a long way from ...

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Displaced: Sheriff Bishop’s Sidearm

Armed and Ready    It’s odd that I’ve been thinking of Sheriff Bolivar Bishop here in Africa. We’ve been immersed in refugee matters for the past months.  Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have been on the move due to fighting within the country between ...

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Saturday Snips: Is a picture really worth 10,000 words?

  Today’s Saturday Snips is different You’ve heard the cliche: one picture is worth a thousand words. If so, you’re looking at 100,000 words below.  I’ve selected ten photos from our week among refugees in northern Uganda and South Sudan.  We’ll let them speak for ...

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Exiled: He never wastes one thing

  He still doesn’t waste anything In a  weekly Bible study with our guards, we’re walking through the Gospel of Mark. It’s been fun and rewarding.  The guys have taught me so much. This week we’re camping out in Mark 6 and Jesus’  Feeding of ...

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Saturday Snips

Each Saturday we review our week in Africa.  As you read this, we’re (mostly) out of Internet reach in northern Uganda.  We’re on a survey trip among the refugee camps. Our goal is finding where people are (especially our Unreached Groups from South Sudan) and ...

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Underdogs, Swing Sets, and Concrete.

Underdogs:  A brand new slide 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 ...

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Thoughts on Packing Carefully

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost* Going #UpCountry (Again)   “Up Country” is what folks here call northern Uganda. It’s a ...

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Saturday Snips: Stories, Snapshots, and Sketches

Scroll down to see our current prayer needs. Heartbroken . . . but still in love You remember her (0r him).  That person you fell in love with as  a teenager. And I bet you remember how it felt when he/she jilted you. It was ...

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Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

It’s one of my favourite things in Africa. Greeting and meeting. Meeting friends and family at the Entebbe (Uganda) airport.  We live about 5 km from the terminal and love meeting folks and family there. They say that Henry Morton Stanley struggled on what he ...

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