Need to go to the bank?

How about this for a quick trip to the bank? Three hours of terribly bumpy and rutted dusty dirt road to go about 55 miles, to get to the nearest town that has a bank. We often ended up behind huge logging trucks that were stirring up so much dust it was very difficult to see to pass on the narrow road. We arrived, not too badly worse for the wear, only to find out that the bank was closed, FOR REPAIRS. That’s right, the bank was broken, and they had to fix it. We waited, all day, hoping that their technical difficulties would be resolved so we wouldn’t have to turn around and do the long trip next week again…but, it remained closed, all day. Looks like we will be making the trip again, soon. Thankfully we had other errands to take care of, such as renewing insurance on the whole mission’s fleet of cars and motorcycles, and at long last, signing our agreement with the Baptist church. This agreement has been long in the making, not because of any major differences of opinion, but mainly because this is Africa, and things take a long time to organize and document. Our agreement mainly states that we will work alongside the Baptist church, combining efforts whenever our paths of ministry cross, and that we will be able to continue renting a house from them and that we will follow their church’s rules.

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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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