Big Man

November 27, 2015: Can I really describe the craziness of this week? On Monday, the CNN crew came back to our home to video me working with the Ik guys on the dictionary. Just as their vehicle crested the hill, a helicopter camera drone appeared over our heads. It descended to about fifty feet and …

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The present day

October 15, 2015 (Timu, northeast Uganda): Yesterday, as I was walking up the hill from my quiet time, I said out loud: "I never know what the present day may bring." Even as I said that, I expected a more or less mundane day. That, however, was not to be. About mid-morning, an NGO [non-governmental …

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Under stress

The latter half of 2010 and most of 2011 were spent just living life in Ikland. In early 2010, we had a break Stateside, and when we returned, we were very eager to get to work and fulfill the mission we had come for. It was an intense period in our lives, full of unforgettable …

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Trauma

The first time we went to Karamoja (northeast Uganda), it was like driving onto another planet. That's just how foreign it felt at the time. Luckily we were traveling with another missionary who had lived there for three years already. He introduced us to the strange new environment about as gently as one could. He …

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