Funny things this week

 

I didn’t get a picture, but the full moon a week ago was so bright it charged the solar panel battery!

 

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Benoit and Laurentine’s new retirement house blessing

Benoit and Laurentine have just finished building their retirement home.  It is a lovely place, situated with a lovely view and not too close to the hustle and bustle of roads and market noise.  We celebrated with them and we

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Retirement party at CEFA

June 21st we woke up at 4 am to the sound of gentle rain falling.  Normally that would be a very welcome sound, but that day was the day of our retirement party, to take place outside.  Thankfully the

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Roy’s dad passed away

Roy’s 92 year old dad has left us to go “fishing with Jesus”, as our bro-in-love Tim puts it!  From a routine CT scan turned suspicious on June 24th to a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma on July 31st

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CEFA board meeting

August 19-20 CEFA’s board met and they were able to cover all subjects on the agenda.  They went over all activities and finances from the last two years and were able to make important decisions about the future.  Our administrative

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Nursing school graduation!

Last Sunday, we had the pleasure of attending the mission’s nursing school graduation.  Nineteen new RNs received their diplomas with the blessing of the school, local authorities, the church, friends, and family.  What a celebration, and what joy to see

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Gamboula’s new city hall dedication

Roy and I went to the opening and dedication of the new city hall in “downtown” Gamboula on Wednesday, August 14th.  The 14th is CAR’s actual day of declaring independence in 1958, and the independence was set

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Passing on the gift

We have been blessed by the gift of this wonderful, now old, pick-up for about 16 years.  Covenant Women funded the purchase of this Toyota Hilux, back in 2002, and asked that it be dedicated to helping women and children. 

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Layha; celebrating the Lord’s gift of a ram for sacrifice

Roy and I went across the river on Sunday to join our Fulani friends in the celebration of Layha or Eid-Al-Adha, the feast honoring Abraham’s willingness to give his son and God’s provision of a ram in the son’s stead. 

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Joy, joy, joy

Roy has been waiting for years for this orchid from Ecuador to bloom.   He didn’t even know what it was going to look like when he brought home a bit of root.  The waiting paid off, don’t you think?

Here

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