Joy & sorrow all mixed together!

Our cook, Sylvie, who has been with us the whole time we’ve been in CAR so far, almost 12 years now, has made it possible for us both to work more than full-time. We are so thankful for her care for us in this mission where there are no grocery stores or restaurants and where everything has to be made from scratch. She just had her babies, that we all have been waiting anxiously for, twins, but only one survived, a lovely little boy. So we are joyful and sad all at the same time.
Here are the before and after photos, smile:

Sylvie will have 3 months’ maternity leave and this smiley guy, Jean Baptiste (John the Baptist), will help us out ’til Aug. 22nd. He’s available because he usually works as a cook full time for our colleagues, the Westers, and they are in the states on home assignment right now. They are due back to Gamboula after their Aug. 20th arrival to Yaounde, so how’s that for perfect timing?

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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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