Category Archives: Biblical

Tongues Galore

Working in South Sudan is working in a land of many languages.  I live in a guesthouse primarily run by Ugandans who speak a mixture of Luganda, Lusoga, and Swahili.  The guests come from all over the world.  One day … Continue reading

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Community Health Education

It’s been so long since I’ve written, with so many things both good and bad having happened, it’s hard to know what to say as I attempt to write again. The project is now in full swing.  Every week, I’m … Continue reading

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Graduation Time via South Sudan

This is the season where people all over the States are turning tassels, receiving their degrees, and moving on to the next era in life.  Unfortunately, I missed my cousin’s graduation, but I was able to sort of see my … Continue reading

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A Praise in the Middle of Chaos

Living and working in South Sudan is full of paradox.  Like Dickens’ ‘…Two Cities’ it includes the best of times and the worst of times.  The bad is obvious.  Poor country, disease is prevalent, and the rumors of violence are … Continue reading

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Easter in South Sudan

It was good to spend Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, in South Sudan.  The Episcopal Church of Sudan held services for the entire Holy Week.  I was under the weather with a few small illnesses (salmonella and malaria), so I didn’t … Continue reading

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Sermonette: Teach us to number our days….

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” – Psalm 90:12 Recently, the diocese held the annual mother’s union training, which calls women from all over the diocese to participate in a three-day … Continue reading

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A Blue Note

One Thursday, I was in the Bishop’s office and heard the sound of mourning.  I recognized this sound because the Bari beat their drums a particular way whenever someone dies.  By my fourth week in South Sudan, I had heard … Continue reading

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