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A Change of Place »

Perhaps you’ve noticed that we’ve been a little quiet over here lately. That’s because we’ve just been collapsed on the floor due to a very punishing dry season. I’m told by several who have been here a long time that this is one of the driest of the dry that they can remember. Several days […]
Posted by: Christopher on February 16, 2015 @ 10:13 am
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Christmas in Nariko »

It’s hard to drop the habits of an American who has worked several office jobs. When one of our workers returns to work after taking some vacation days, I always ask “How was your vacation?” I can’t stop myself. When I’m constantly on the prowl for some conversational topic beyond “hi, how are you,” it’s […]
Posted by: Christopher on December 22, 2014 @ 4:16 pm
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Third Time’s the Charm »

After two rough weeks at the Bible study at Nariko, we finally had the sort of study this week that is missionary-newsletter-worthy. I rode out with our teacher, Emmy, not sure what to expect. Sunday night, we had almost 4cm of rain, but Monday’s sun had dried out the road. When we arrived, we were […]
Posted by: Christopher on August 19, 2014 @ 3:36 pm
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Westminster Comes to Karamoja »

As the Okkens have moved now into their house, I am pivoting to the other side of my job description­—that of providing assistance to the Word ministry. In particular, the pastors are hoping that I can provide technical help in the areas of radio broadcast and publishing. Between the two of them there are hundreds […]
Posted by: Christopher on July 15, 2014 @ 3:01 pm
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Home for the Holidays »

In lieu of Memorial Day, we have two holidays back-to-back—namely Martyrs’ Day and Heroes’ Day. I am unclear on the meaning of Heroes’ Day (which we celebrate on Monday), but it has been suggested that, lacking any other special vestment, I might get away with simply wearing my underwear outside of my trousers. Stay tuned […]
Posted by: Christopher on June 6, 2014 @ 5:58 pm
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Back to the Life »

Exactly what I was expecting when we returned to Uganda, I’m not sure. Our lives are full of little oddities that are easy to forget when we are away, and so remarkable when we return to what we call normalcy. I did not expect how quickly I would be able to slip back into the […]
Posted by: Christopher on May 5, 2014 @ 6:42 pm
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Into Africa »

The suitcases are packed and closed and, like the ark, ready to brave the waters of judgement that is Entebbe baggage claim. We’ve said our goodbyes and are practicing our apologies to hundreds of strangers who have to listen to Carmel crying for twenty-two hours (just kidding, we know that she would never even think […]
Posted by: Christopher on April 30, 2014 @ 3:34 pm
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It’s Already January?! »

The holidays have come and gone. The New Year is here, and with it a reminder of the passage of time. In the past month Christopher and I have become professional house-sitters. When I told my grandmother that I was getting really good at making myself at home in other people’s houses, she smiled with […]
Posted by: Chloe on January 16, 2014 @ 1:39 am
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Verdickmoja Presents »

Chloe and I presented this movie about our year for Sunday school yesterday at New Life. For anyone who wasn’t able to be there, I’ve uploaded it for your viewing pleasure. Pastor Dave would like me to remind you all that we only had Koolaid for communion one time—under extreme circumstances. But it did get […]
Posted by: Christopher on November 25, 2013 @ 9:58 pm
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