“Finding my People” 3 Heroes: Gandhi, Luter and Monchyol

A Word from Curt: Two good words today:  Leader and Hero Today’s Prayer Point:  Pray for Pastor John Monchyol in Malakal, South Sudan “There go my people. I’m their leader. I’d better catch up with them.” -Mahatma Gandhi   A leader leads. Gandhi’s words are ...

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John M., Fred Luter, and Gandhi: Finding my People

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An Unforgettable Welcome

  Reload and Remount  Driving up to a refugee camp is a daunting event. Thousands of people are stranded here. Run out of their homes by war. They’ve arrived in a foreign country. Been promised much. Often given little. They’re worried. Life is uncertain. They ...

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The Birth of a Borehole . . . Born Again

Please pray for peace among the Dinka, Nuer, and throughout South Sudan.         Prayer Update: A word from Curt:   Pray! Reports are that South Sudanese continue to cross the border into Uganda.  They are primarily Dinka and Nuer from Malakal and ...

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13 Photos that may change your life . . . and definitely theirs

Vulnerable It’s a word I have trouble pronouncing.  Vul-ner-able But we understand what it means. Being vulnerable means you have no one to protect you. You’re on your own. Not only that, but you have no advocate. No one who is stronger, older, more powerful ...

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What do you do with a Gift Rooster?

              Relationships It’s always about relationships! Current Video: A wonderful way to greet http://youtu.be/KQqV7uU-7Q4 See how Nubian children in West Nile Uganda greet visitors.      The Gifts of Africa: Imported cheese and a rooster named Roho   You never ...

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The African Ear

The African Ear “Bro. Skiles,  I can’t read or write, so I’m depending on you to rightly preach and share from God’s word.” -E. Bourque to his pastor,  First Baptist Church Moss Bluff. Most Africans are oral learners.  They learn best from what they see ...

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Beware of those Baby Snatchers

  Acts 2/Part 2: Invasion of the Baby Snatchers Africans and myths quote I saw Acts 2 in action during our time at Faith Baptist Church in Nimule, South Sudan. Thousands of South Sudanese have fled through Nimule during the recent conflict. Many have continued ...

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The Russian Mafia

THE RUSSIAN MAFIA   The city we live in, Entebbe Uganda, is home to many ex-pats. I never fully understood that term. The dictionary defines it as “___________________ Entebbe is a city of ex-pats. Many work for the large UN base beside the airport. Others ...

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“Child-Headed Households” and “Unaccompanied Minors.”

   What in the world is a “Child-Headed Household” and “Unaccompanied Minor?”    Friday  21 March Back home in Entebbe Scroll down for prayer needs. The UN has a special term for them. They call them “Unaccompanied Minors.” It means they are  refugees who arrived without an ...

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#UpCountry: It’s where we’re at

Curt with new friend in Wajo Camp,  West Nile District, Uganda   We’re away (beginning Wed. 12 March) from the world of internet for most of the next week.  DeDe and I are traveling in northern Uganda with a Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief team. They ...

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In a Big Country

We’re away from the world of internet for most of the next week.  DeDe and I are traveling in northern Uganda with a Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief team. They are representing Baptist Global Response and learning how we can touch the needs of refugees from ...

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UpCountry

We’re away  from the world of internet for most of the next week.  DeDe and I are traveling in northern Uganda with a Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief team. They are representing Baptist Global Response and learning how we can touch the needs of refugees from ...

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Heartbroken . . . but still in Love

    Friday, 15 March Adjumani Uganda Scroll down for prayer needs. A full day of being in refugee camps.  Nothing will break your heart like seeing thousands suffering and facing uncertain futures. Yet even in our heartbreak, we are in love. In love with ...

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