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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 ...

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11 South Sudanese Churches you can pray for

You may not have any desire to come to South Sudan and its borderlands. But that doesn’t mean you cannot pray. You can pray for these churches and pastors from your prayer closet in America. But be warned:  these strategic leaders and churches may capture ...

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Holding the Rope: How you can be involved

 We call it “Holding the rope.” This saying goes back to the first Baptist missionary, William Carey. Before leaving for Asia, he told his fellow believers, “If you’ll hold the rope, I’ll go down in the well.” We are dependent on our friends in America ...

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See Dirt? Throw Seed!

A sower went out to sow . . . A Word from Curt W.I.T. Whatever it takes. That’s our job on sowing gospel seed in Africa. When you see dirt, throw seed.   These are the men and their wives who are sowing Gospel seeds ...

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The Real “Southern Gospel”

  A word from Curt Today is a travel day.  DeDe, JD Hull and I heading Up Country.  We’ll be at a strategic meeting with dozens of South Sudanese pastors and their wives. Our speakers are three leaders from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North ...

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“Epilogue” Ch 40 from Trampled Grass

   African is full of hospitality. Coy Webb and Abrahim Kiir. Be aware Be Astonished Tell Others We started with poet Mary Oliver’s three-strand cord anchoring the Amazing Life. It’s a good spot to end this journey. I’ve been enjoying a rocking version of one ...

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“Lagniappe” Ch. 39 from Trampled Grass

         A word from Curt Today’s word is lagniappe. You’ll learn more about this neat word in today’s post. Enjoy!   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. Tomorrow is the last chapter. We believe you’ll enjoy today’s story, “Lagniappe.”* ...

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“Come On Over” Ch 38 from ‘Trampled Grass’

    We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. There are three more chapters including today’s post. You can download a copy of Trampled Grass at : Read sample chapters or purchase at Amazon. Read sample chapters or download at www.creekbank.net You can ...

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“Hold The Rope” Ch 37 from Trampled Grass

Header photo: Ulua Camp children “help” with hose during borehole drilling.                                                                                       A true African church: Jombu Baptist Church                                                                                                                                               Eastern Equatoria State/South Sudan. Jumbo Baptist Church is a truly African church. And that’s as it should be. Pastor Charles Remo and his fellow ...

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“The Word” Ch 36 from Trampled Grass

  The village leader met us at our vehicle. He gripped my hand. “I know you have good news for us.” He was right. We had the best news of all: the Gospel of Jesus Christ that brings hope and forgiveness. Later, we were at ...

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“Dignity” Ch. 35 from Trampled Grass

                                                                              Dignity: The artistry of a cleanly ...

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“I Hate Africa” Ch. 34 from ‘Trampled Grass’

        We are humbled and honored that nearly 1000 readers like you are daily visiting our blog.  If you enjoy what you read, please use one of the social media buttons (above) to spread the word.   Thank you, Curt Iles Creekbank ...

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“Storm Fatigue” Ch. 33 from ‘Trampled Grass’

We are humbled and honored that nearly 1000 readers like you are daily visiting our blog.  If you enjoy what you read, please use one of the social media buttons (above) to spread the word. Thank you, Curt Iles Creekbank Stories: Stories Worth Telling   ...

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“Brick By Brick” Ch 32 from Trampled Grass

We continue our march through our new ebook, Trampled Grass.  Chapter 32 (below) is one of my favorite stories from the book.  Be sure to read the updated postscript. We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily.   You can download a copy in ...

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