So our friends and readers can know what’s going on, here are frequently asked questions concerning our upcoming journey to Africa as well as our writing, plans, and dreams.
When are you going?
DeDe and I will first go for two months of training in Virginia. (Oct. 15-Dec.15). We’ll return home for the holidays and leave for Uganda on January 2. Our term will end at the end of 2014.
What in the world brought about this decision?
Our life verse is Matthew 6:33: Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. We are simply seeking to follow God’s direction as we feel it in our hearts. We have a precious peace that we’re going to the right place at the right time.
We’ve prayerfully progressed through the lengthy application process with the International Mission Board for their Master’s Program. Masters is for couples/singles over 50 who wish to serve overseas using the unique talents and skills they already have. Our official designation will be Masters/International Service Corp.
What will you be doing?
DeDe will be working with schools, teachers, and homeschooled children as well as being part of the East Africa Embraced Team. I (Curt) will be an Embraced Team member. My responsibilities will include researching, finding, visiting, and reporting about Unreached Unengaged People Groups (UUPGs) in Eastern Africa.
I will be writing, blogging, using social media, videoing, podcasting, etc. to share about the people and needs of this area. We will serve as a bridge where groups and individuals can “adopt” an unreached people group. This can range from faithful for this people group and/or making a vision trip to meet the tribe or village.
Where will you live?
We’ll live in or near Uganda’s capital of Kampala. It sits on Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. It will serve as a central location as we travel to specific areas.
See this map of our area.
What about your writing?
My primary job will be writing stories about the people, groups, and tribes I encounters.
I am a writer. It’s what I do.
Concerning Creekbank Stories, our blog and website will continue on. My wonderful personal assistant Judi Reeves will handle all communication and book orders.
What about leaving Dry Creek?
We have peace about selling our home and most possessions. Honestly, it’s exciting to be launching out on a new adventure at age 56.
We’re having The Journey Estate Sale on September 20-21-22. Please help us spread the word on this event. Items for sale as well as other information is at our The Journey web page.
How can we be involved?
1. Pray for us. Pray for the precious people we’ll be working with.
2. Consider adopting an East African unreached people group and begin praying over them. Let us know what group you select.
You can learn more at Joshua Project and IMB Embraced.
3. Pray that our house will sell at the right time and price.
4. Pray that we will keep focus during the exciting and chaotic weeks to come before we leave.
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