Go down center

January 1, 2016 (Timu): The New Year is upon us. Last night we did something I've wanted to do for a long time - climb up on our roof to stargaze and philosophize. After dark, I took mattresses, pillows, blankets, and hot chocolate up there and then surprised Amber and the girls with what we …

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(Dis)obedience

November 29, 2015 (Kampala): Yesterday morning we stuck around the Baptist Mission and didn't do much. Then we went to Little Donkey for lunch. From there I walked to Kololo Airstrip to see Pope Francis for my 'spiritual pilgrimage' into Kampala. As it turned out, I did get to see the Pope, but a couple …

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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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