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Journal #73 Sketches and Stories

     See more sketches and stories at   http://www.creekbank.net/journals/ A Writer is someone who wrote today. I write. It’s who I am. It’s what I do. I’ll let you in one a little secret. I write for therapy.   I write when I’m discouraged ...

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Lost in Translation

I guess you could say I did a TransAtlantic  Translation of “The Big Red Goat.”   My Southern-fried tongue gets me in lots of trouble over here. The stories below are only a few of my major gaffes.    A word from Curt: This week ...

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Great News on ‘Getting the Word’ out!

By Erich Bridges RICHMOND, Va.—Southern Baptists gave an unprecedented $154 million to the 2013 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, breaking the record for the largest total in the offering’s 125-year history. The 2013 offering, finalized June 5, reached $154,057,852.36. The total represents an ...

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On a Safari

Colleen and Gordy at the Game Park A Word from Curt  Safari. It’s a familiar Swahili word that means journey. It’s a trip. It can be an adventure. It may involved animals and if it does it may mean shooting with a camera instead of ...

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What I Value Most

A Word from Curt; Today’s word is UpCountry As in #UpCountry. It’s where we’re at today. Seven of us:  David and Renee Crane, Gordy and Colleen Glaser, Brady Glaser, and DeDe and yours truly are in West Nile Uganda District. I’ve posted ahead for today’s ...

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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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