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After the Train Wreck

After the Train Wreck   “Every man—sooner or later—has a train wreck.”  TWEET THIS   Often times it’s in their thirties or forties.  Sometimes earlier, sometimes later.   Train wrecks come in all varieties and sizes but the result is the same.   A man ...

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A Death in the Desert

A word from Curt The word is Astonished. It’s become one of my favorite words. It’s great to be nearing age 60 and still be astonished. Africa is a place of amazement and astonishment. It surprises you. Sadly it often surprises with sudden death. That ...

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Chapter 4 from Trampled Grass: #UpCountry

      As you read this, DeDe and I are Up Country in northern Kenya. We are researching Unreached People Groups at Kakuma Refugee Camp. The following story is from our upcoming ebook,  Trampled Grass. You can follow both of us on Twitter with ...

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Chapter 2 Trampled Grass

    A word from Curt Our upcoming ebook,  Trampled Grass, will be released in late September.  It contains forty stories about the amazing people of South Sudan and northern Uganda. The purpose of Trampled Grass is two fold: 1. To share stories that put a face on what ...

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Preview Trampled Grass Chapter 1

 A word from Curt Amazed.  It’s a word that we often use in Africa. Our upcoming ebook,  Trampled Grass, will be released in late September.  It contains forty stories about the amazing people of South Sudan and northern Uganda. Its subtitle says it all,  “Stories ...

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2 Stories: Why I’m thrilled about David Platt

              A Word from Curt: Passion! It’s a good word. It’s the best word that describe David Platt, our new president and leader of the International Mission Board. Passion. What’s even neater is that Platt has another trait that ...

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Blind Man Bart comes to Africa

  A word from Curt:  Desperation Desperation. Normally a word used in a negative connotation. But not always. In tonight’s Guard/Neighbor Bible Study, we’re studying the story of Blind Man Bart. A man with a God-sized problem who was desperate to get to Jesus. I ...

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He ain’t heavy . . .

A word from Curt In a word:  Relationships                     He ain’t heavy.  He’s my brother.    

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A week to remember

    A word from Curt: Your prayer is oxygen for what God is doing here. Pray hard. Pray passionately. Pray often.   Since Twitter allows only 142 character updates, we’re limiting ourselves to 142 words on this prayer update. If you would share these ...

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Brick by Brick

                                This story, “Brick by Brick” is featured in our upcoming ebook,  Trampled Grass. I wonder where he’s at. I hope he’s still alive. I first met Batuk the Dinka ...

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A Roof over our Heads

We’ve got a roof over our heads. And the kids are all fed. And the woman I love most of all Lies close beside me in our bed. Lord, give me the eyes to see Exactly what’s it’s worth And I will be the richest ...

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Storm Fatigue

Prayer Update: Bob, Robert Franklin, and I leave Tuesday for a trip to Adjumani Camps in Uganda. Please pray for us as we share from the Storying Cloth, distribute Audio Storytellers in Dinka, Arabic, and Madi. We’ll be tweeting at hashtag  #UpCountry and Facebook at ...

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Gleaning: Sketches and Shots on the Passionate Life

  A word from Curt The word is passion. It’s how I want to live my life. And you don’t have to come to Africa to live the passionate life. Part of my formula for the passionate life is journaling.  It’s been integral to my ...

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From Deep Roots: Trespassing

                  During July our oldest son Clay and his wife Robin have been visiting. Best of all, they’re brought  their four children. Our wonderful grandchildren: Maggie, Luke, Jude, and Noah. We’ve not hugged them since January 2013. ...

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