Fadi’s gone

I took Fadi (the woman with breast cancer) to the cemetery on Friday, and I don’t know if she believed in the Savior before she died. We loaded her and all the belongings her family had brought to the hospital into the back of our pick-up. We squeezed more than the normal amount of people into the double cab, and a couple of the men rode in the back, too. Her family was quietly crying (not wailing wildly as other tribes do) as we drove along, especially her sister who had been her primary caretaker. I was at a total loss for words, what do you say to bring comfort the family of a woman who didn’t know where she was going? I took her family on across the border so that they could all be together, including the 3 children she left behind. Oh, what heart breaking journey that was.

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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