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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. ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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How you can be in South Sudan . . . but stay in America

A word from Curt: My wife DeDe is a passionate concise writer. She’s also a prayer warrior.  If you need someone praying for you, get DeDe on your list. She serves as Prayer Advocate for our Chadan Cluster.  The post below is from DeDe’s heart. ...

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Saturday Snippets 12 April 2014

A Word from Curt: The word is Sojourn I’m returning from a Soul Retreat. I’ve went to the nearby Islands to write, reflect, and recharge. It was a sojourn. A temporary stay. But isn’t everything? Key Prayer Need: Wisdom as DeDe and I head north ...

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Saturday Snippets: The Week that Was

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“Finding my People” 3 Heroes: Gandhi, Luter and Monchyol

A Word from Curt: Two good words today:  Leader and Hero Today’s Prayer Point:  Pray for Pastor John Monchyol in Malakal, South Sudan “There go my people. I’m their leader. I’d better catch up with them.” -Mahatma Gandhi   A leader leads. Gandhi’s words are ...

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An Unforgettable Welcome

  Reload and Remount  Driving up to a refugee camp is a daunting event. Thousands of people are stranded here. Run out of their homes by war. They’ve arrived in a foreign country. Been promised much. Often given little. They’re worried. Life is uncertain. They ...

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What do you do with a Gift Rooster?

              Relationships It’s always about relationships! Current Video: A wonderful way to greet http://youtu.be/KQqV7uU-7Q4 See how Nubian children in West Nile Uganda greet visitors.      The Gifts of Africa: Imported cheese and a rooster named Roho   You never ...

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“Child-Headed Households” and “Unaccompanied Minors.”

   What in the world is a “Child-Headed Household” and “Unaccompanied Minor?”    Friday  21 March Back home in Entebbe Scroll down for prayer needs. The UN has a special term for them. They call them “Unaccompanied Minors.” It means they are  refugees who arrived without an ...

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#UpCountry: It’s where we’re at

Curt with new friend in Wajo Camp,  West Nile District, Uganda   We’re away (beginning Wed. 12 March) from the world of internet for most of the next week.  DeDe and I are traveling in northern Uganda with a Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief team. They ...

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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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