Downtown shopping

Well, here we are in the big city of Yaounde for our shopping before we return to the bush tomorrow morning starting out at 5am so as to make the border crossing before it closes at about 5pm. Yup, we have an 11 hour drive ahead of us, for about 350 miles. You know what they say about a picture being worth a bazillion words? Well, it’s so true. I wanted so badly to take a picture today as I was returning home after a very hot morning of shopping. I was in a taxi, on a road that is about 4+ car widths wide. The traffic was backed up terribly and we were barely creeping along. We were sitting in the middle of an intersection, with cars crossing perpendicular to us – our taxi was boxed in on 3 sides with cars going across. On the corner just to our right was a police “station” – actually an ocean freight container with a window and door cut into it. I was looking at all the pedestrians and the busyness of the scene, and spied a man with an artificial Christmas tree on his head and one in his hand, for sale. Just ahead of him, another seller had a stack of about 10 neatly folded used cloth Christmas tablecloths on his head and one draped over his shoulder, like some wonderfully strange red & green superman of Christmas. People and cars and things to buy were wall to wall, and I just had to smile.

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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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