“The plane is broken”

I don’t know about you, but those are not words that I like to hear. Our regional coordinators, John & Letha Kerl, were scheduled to fly to Gamboula today, Saturday, on the single prop 5 passenger SIL mission Cessna. Also to be on the flight were our colleague, Leanne Turk’s, parents. There was rain that delayed the takeoff from Yaounde, but then the pilot discovered an electrical problem. He repaired that but ended up with more problems which will ground the plane for a few days. So, Luke Turk and Roy are on their way into Cameroon right now, to spend the night there awaiting the 4 would-be plane travellers to meet them at a town that is a 5 hours’ drive from each of us. This cuts one day off of an already short stay, and what the Kerls’ haven’t heard yet is that we won’t be able to go across the border for our usual Monday visit because it is a president’s holiday in our country that day. We will be glad to see them and show them around our mission anyway, AND we are thankful that the plane “broke” while on the ground and not up in the air!

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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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