Monday afternoons

Nadege (nutrition garden supervisor) and I meet every Monday afternoon with a group of Muslim women. We chat and we talk about garden co-ops and health and we tell bible stories. Here are photos of the faithful 3, Apiruuwa, Hajara, & Patu, who come even if we aren’t handing out seed or health tracts. (o:
Please pray for them, that they would fully understand how much God loves them.

Apiruuwa is a widow who has severe high blood pressure and lots of kids and grandkids dependant on her. She has a grandchild at the mission hospital right now for treatment of malaria and anemia.

Hajara is also a widow with quite the feisty attitude, she always comes to the meetings with a few grandchildren following her. Sometimes she speaks a bit sharply to them, but at the same time lets them crawl on her and hover around her, evidence that they love her and want to be with her.

Patu is a super hard working farmer/gardener who is raising her dead sister’s baby, Hawaou, now about a year old, and her own 4 month old.
Our meetings are punctuated with laughter and sadness as the women share about their lives. All three have had their gardens robbed and vandalized, seemingly for no reason. All three struggle just to keep food on the “table” (they usually eat from a common pot or bowl on a mat) for their families.

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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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1 Response to Monday afternoons

  1. Jenny says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing about these women, they are all beautiful! …please tell them that I am praying for them and their grandchildren and children…I’m thankful that they are so drawn to you, I pray that the Holy Spirit will move in them as they interact with you and that they will find true peace and love through Jesus.

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