A word from Curt

The highlighted red text was written last week:

As you read this, we are flying into western Ethiopia.

We’ll spend the next week in refugee camps of Gambela Region.

We need you persevering in prayer.

When you pray, you are holding the rope.

When you hold the rope, we’re willing to go down in the well.


Instead, I’m in a Nairobi, Kenya hospital.

I’ve battled an African stomach bug for two weeks.  Our medical leadership brought us to Nairobi for further testing.

I’m slowly improving.

We’ll keep you in the loop so you can pray with insight.

Whether we’re in Ethiopia, South Sudan, or Nairobi we need you holding the rope.

And that’s best done with prayer.



When you pray for our needs, you are holding the rope.
When you pray for our needs, you are holding the rope.


Our friend Donna Rhymes is a great encourager with her words and timely notes.

With her permission, I’m sharing a recent post about a good word:  Perseverance

“Perseverance is bearing up under the load.

It doesn’t mean coming out of a trial or being freed from the load, but it’s continuing to walk and trust while under the load.   God is faithful to provide the strength to do so.   We will make it by His strength, compassion, and love.”

“Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the L. has promised to those who love Him.” (James 1:12)



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