Colonel Sanders arrives in Adjumani

  Welcome to the Creekbank Blog.  We’re in Africa where “the stars are not familiar.”* We’re glad you’ve stopped by for a visit. If you have comments or questions, please use the form at the end of this blog post. (Africa is a long way from ...

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Displaced: Sheriff Bishop’s Sidearm

Armed and Ready    It’s odd that I’ve been thinking of Sheriff Bolivar Bishop here in Africa. We’ve been immersed in refugee matters for the past months.  Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have been on the move due to fighting within the country between ...

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Saturday Snips: Is a picture really worth 10,000 words?

  Today’s Saturday Snips is different You’ve heard the cliche: one picture is worth a thousand words. If so, you’re looking at 100,000 words below.  I’ve selected ten photos from our week among refugees in northern Uganda and South Sudan.  We’ll let them speak for ...

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Sad Eyes and a Hand of Uno

Heartbroken, yet Encouraged We’re encouraged about the open doors in the refugee camps of South Sudan’s borderlands (Uganda/Kenya/Ethiopia).  At the same time, we’re heartbroken by the brokeness and tragedy we see in the Camps. As the story below illustrates, there are various ways to connect ...

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Exiled: He never wastes one thing

  He still doesn’t waste anything In a  weekly Bible study with our guards, we’re walking through the Gospel of Mark. It’s been fun and rewarding.  The guys have taught me so much. This week we’re camping out in Mark 6 and Jesus’  Feeding of ...

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Saturday Snips

Each Saturday we review our week in Africa.  As you read this, we’re (mostly) out of Internet reach in northern Uganda.  We’re on a survey trip among the refugee camps. Our goal is finding where people are (especially our Unreached Groups from South Sudan) and ...

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Underdogs, Swing Sets, and Concrete.

Underdogs:  A brand new slide I’ve not sure I’ve ever seen anything that looked more out of place. As my grandpa said, “It was like a saddle on a pig.” Brand new shiny playground equipment in the midst of a ragtag barren refugee camp.  I ...

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Thoughts on Packing Carefully

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost* Going #UpCountry (Again)   “Up Country” is what folks here call northern Uganda. It’s a ...

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Saturday Snips: Stories, Snapshots, and Sketches

Scroll down to see our current prayer needs. Heartbroken . . . but still in love You remember her (0r him).  That person you fell in love with as  a teenager. And I bet you remember how it felt when he/she jilted you. It was ...

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If the Lord’s willing and the Nile don’t rise . . .

Back home, we have trouble with dogs and coons in trash cans. Over here, it’s monkeys. We are currently headed home from NW Uganda. I’ve scheduled this post ahead of time. Thank you for praying for our trip.  I cannot wait to get home and ...

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One Year in Africa/ Six Lessons

  6 Things Africa has taught me as a Writer  “The shortest distance between the truth and a human heart is a story.” -Anthony DeMello This week my wife DeDe and I celebrate a year in Africa. Often times I look around and think of ...

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On the Road Again . . . #UpCountry

  Five American friends are traveling with us today to Northern Uganda. The photo above is probably my favourite spot in Africa.  When you cross the Nile at Karuma Falls, you enter a completely different part of Uganda.  Folks call it “Up Country” and during ...

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Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

It’s one of my favourite things in Africa. Greeting and meeting. Meeting friends and family at the Entebbe (Uganda) airport.  We live about 5 km from the terminal and love meeting folks and family there. They say that Henry Morton Stanley struggled on what he ...

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Africa: Saturday Snippets: Shots, Sketches, and a Few Stories

These are snippets of our work and life in Africa.

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