I Stand Amazed . . .

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries . . . -Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Lord, open my eyes that I may how You are working ...

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NIMBY: Not In My Backyard

Prayer Points Drilling project at Ulua 2 (Uganda) Camp and Bible Storying there.  Pray for successful drilling. The Dinka had been praying for water. Pray that they will realize God answered and give all glory to Him. Pray for Pastors Paul and James at Boratuku ...

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A Day “Going Up Country”

    A Word from Curt: I thought you might enjoy making a journey with me. At daylight I left the shores of Lake Victoria (Uganda) headed to northern Uganda. Cosmopolitan Ugandans (in Kampala and Entebbe) call the land past the Nile “Up Country.” They ...

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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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How you can pray/help: Kakwa Camps of Northern Uganda

  The Kakwa are a sub-tribe of the Bari People. The Bari make up five tribes in the area where three countries meet. Pray for  Dry Creek Baptist Church.  This church has engaged the Bari Kakwa in the Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. Thank our ...

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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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Praying for the Dinka: South Sudan’s most memorable tribe

A word from Curt As you read this, DeDe and I are in Northern Uganda working on details for helping Ulua 2 Camp. Pray for us! Prayer requests for the Ulua II Camp located near Adjumani, Uganda    The Dinka is the largest people group ...

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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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“Though dead, he speaketh still . . . ” Clayton Iles’ Manifesto

  man·i·fes·to  noun \ˌma-nə-ˈfes-(ˌ)tō\ “a written statement that describes the policies, goals, and opinions of a person or group.” Bro. C’s Manifesto   My father, Clayton Iles, was affectionately known as “Brother C.” Today marks eleven years since his death from cancer. Just before we moved ...

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Saturday Snippets: The Week that Was

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