Celebrating women

We had a lovely time during a church service in which the women’s group at a neighboring church celebrated their members’ accomplishments. What joy they all showed at the different achievements. One lady, probably 55 or so, proudly counted to 100 in Sango in front of us all. The one in the photo, probably also in her 50’s, led us in a hymn as she READ the words she was singing, a new thing for her! These women are meeting together weekly, encouraging each other to learn and grow. They memorize scripture and pray together, facing the challenges of their every day lives with big hopes and looking forward to their meetings with anticipation of learning new things about God. They receive little colored strips for their yellow scarves for each accomplishment, with great pomp and circumstance, which they thrive on. The age span is great, some new moms and some grannies, all mixed together to share their lives.

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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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