My friend, the Hajjxa

One of my best Fulani friends, Hawa, just returned from a trip to Meccxa. She is now officially a Hajxa. Sorry for the “x’s”, but it helps derail people who might be looking for those words. She is Chief T’s youngest wife (of three) and she is the friend who watched the Jesus film, all the way through, with me at her side, explaining things. We have spoken frankly about Jesus’ work on the cross and the need for forgiveness, but she is happy as punch about her trip – which I was hoping would not be the case. I was kind of hoping for disillusionment about the whole pilgrimage. Please pray for God’s amazing gift to become evident to her, through dreams, words, actions, etc. She brought me an ornate, footed, silver coffee/tea cup, which will remind me of the need to pray every time I see it.

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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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