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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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Politics, War, and Health in South Sudan

To call South Sudan a political hotbed is an understatement.  The country is the newest in the world.  The ruling government is still making the transition to a legitimate political party after twenty plus years as a rebel army.  If … 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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Disease: Onchocerciasis

One of the many diseases confronting the people in Rejaf Diocese is onchocerciasis.  Many times onchocerciasis is called or OV, riverblindness, or Oncho (pronounced Oncko) for short.  This disease was foreign to me when I first came to South Sudan, … Continue reading

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Christmas Season in Juba

I must begin this post by stating that I did not spend Christmas Day, December 25th, in Juba, South Sudan. I was blessed with the privilege of traveling home and spending the Christmas holiday with my family and friends. However, … Continue reading

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