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Independence!

A word from Curt Independence. Such a sweet word. We Americans cherish it.  Still celebrate it as a fire-cracking holiday each July. The Independence story in South Sudan is bittersweet. The following story shares why.   We spend about half of our time on The ...

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“This is our Europe.”

Our new ebook, Trampled Grass, is now available.   Download a copy on your phone or tablet at www.thesnippetapp.com/web or learn more at www.creekbank.net   A word from Curt Journey. We spend about half of our time on The Journey. Our Journey takes us into ...

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Where is “Up Country?”

  A word from Curt UpCountry We spend about half of our time Up Country. Our Journey takes us into northern Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya. We are currently on a trip with our home church (Dry Creek Baptist LA) to their people group, the ...

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Oh my soul! Bob and Nancy Calvert

      A word from Curt Dedication.   We are currently on a trip with our home church (Dry Creek Baptist LA) to their people group, the Kakwa. We’re posting chapters from our new ebook, Trampled Grass. If you enjoy the stories, please pass ...

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A quote worth remembering

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Trampled Grass Chapter 2 “When Two Elephants Fight . . . “

  A word from Curt Journey. We spend about half of our time on The Journey. Our Journey takes us into northern Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya. We are currently on a trip with our home church (Dry Creek Baptist LA) to their people group, ...

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“We Stand Amazed” Chapter 1 of Trampled Grass

                  A word from Curt Amazed. It’s become one of our favorite words over here. It goes along with another well-used interjection. Wow! In the coming weeks, we’re sharing chapters of our just released ebook, Trampled Grass. ...

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Sunday Prayers

  A Word from Curt Prayer. What a good word. “Where do you pray?” This is the lead question many Africans ask. It’s an honest inquiry about your faith. Where do you go to pray? In our culture (here) it’s not intrusive or rude. As ...

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Wish you’d been there . . .

A Real Southern Gospel Quartet   Flash prayer need: A team from our Louisiana home church will be working among the Kakwa during the next two weeks. Pray for Aaron, Todd, and Garrett as well as our church leaders in Uganda and South Sudan. Scroll ...

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“Leaning Trees” from Deep Roots

A word from Curt It’s the truth: with God, the best is always yet to come. That doesn’t mean life gets easier. Aging normally means life becomes more difficult. That can be, and often is, true. But as our Jesus-Walk deepens, The way is sweeter. ...

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Travel: A Prayer for Packing

    A word from Curt On the Road.  It’s the way we spent much of our time. We’re often carrying money in three (sometimes four) currencies. I’m not complaining. It’s a privilege to travel, share the Gospel with new friends, and learn from Africa. ...

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Sketches and Snippets of Africa

To read the entire “suitcase” story, scroll down to the blue text. Sketches of Africa The Weight It seems everyone is African is carrying something heavy. All day. All of the time. We saw it all– most of the items carried on the bearer’s head. ...

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Wet Paint

Epilogue: Wet Paint This painting by my beloved uncle, Bill Iles, hangs in DeRidder’s Beauregard Museum. It features one of DeRidder’s earlier meeting places, The Royal Cafe. Uncle Bill is my greatest writing encourager as well as a mentor and friend for life.     ...

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Snippets from New Sudan

Storm over Juba Jebel Kujur   (“Spirit’s Mountain”)     This mountain, that overlooks Juba Town from the west/north, is considered the ancestral home of the witch doctors/spiritualists/seers of the Juba area.   We took this photo from the doorway of Nuru Baptist Church as a strong storm ...

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