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We so enjoyed the recent visit of Bryan and Elizabeth Breland from Norfolk, Va. Bryan taught our refugee camp pastors and was extremely well-received.

Saturday Shots and Stories

 

Saturday,  23 May 2015

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is 1 degree north of the Equator.  Our home in Entebbe, Uganda is slightly above the Equator.
Nairobi is 1 degree north of the Equator. Our home in Entebbe, Uganda is slightly above the Equator.

 

Lone solar-powered street light in Nyumazi (Adjumani, Uganda) Refugee Camp.
Lone solar-powered street light in Nyumazi (Adjumani, Uganda) Refugee Camp.

Currently church groups are wary of venturing into many parts of the world where we work.

Due to the ongoing South Sudanese war,  we only recommend that groups consider going to the two SS locations we have field personnel:  Taposa Land and Dinka Rek Country.

Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya (scene of much of the recent movie, ‘The Good Lie’) is currently stable but recent terrorism in other areas of Kenya has discouraged American volunteers.

The work in Chad is in the foundational stage and it will be time before we’re ready for groups.

But there’s an area that is both stable and ripe for the gospel:  northern Uganda.

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The twelve settlements comprising what is called “Adjumani Camps” are open and ripe for Gospel opportunities.

We have trusted pastors both in and near the Camps who can work with American churches.

Bible schools are sprouting up in these camps.

The Jesus Film and audio Bibles are finding receptive ears and hearts.

Come join us.

Nyumazi Baptist Church is pastored by Dinka pastor David Dok.  There are over 25, 000 refugees in this sprawling city-like camp.
Nyumazi Baptist Church is pastored by Dinka pastor David Dok. There are over 25, 000 refugees in this sprawling city-like camp.

 

The time is ticking down.
The time is ticking down.

I have this countdown clock on my computer.

It tracks the time we have left before our season in Africa ends and we return to the United States.

The initial reaction might be,  “It looks like y’all are counting down the days and can’t wait to leave.”

That’s not why I’m using this clock.

DeDe and I have a strong desire to finish strong.

To leave Africa with having put it all “out on the court.”

To hold nothing back.

To hit the finish line in a steady sprint.

Pray for us that in this remaining months, we will “redeem the time.”

 

Fillingup

You’ll laugh at the FillerUp  video.

 

Jude Iles' Artwork. Sure I'm biased but I think Jude is creative in his art.
Jude Iles’ Artwork. Sure I’m biased but I think our grandson Jude is creative in his art.
A group of leaders praying with David Platt in Thailand. Our colleague Jay Taliaferro is to Platt's right.
A group of leaders praying with David Platt in Thailand. Our colleague Jay Taliaferro is to Platt’s right.

 

 

David Platt, author of 'Radical' is the president of our International Mission Board.  Thanks to fellow author Mary DeMuth for sharing this quote.
David Platt, author of ‘Radical’ is the president of our International Mission Board. Thanks to fellow author Mary DeMuth for sharing this quote.
  • We so enjoyed the recent visit of Bryan and Elizabeth Breland from Norfolk, Va.  Bryan taught our refugee camp pastors and was extremely well-received.
    We so enjoyed the recent visit of Bryan and Elizabeth Breland from Norfolk, Va. Bryan taught our refugee camp pastors and was extremely well-received.
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    Yep, this is where I’m from. At a recent meeting of South Sudanese pastors, a precious elderly man wore a Confederate cap all week long. I felt as if I was back in Beauregard Parish.
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About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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