Electricity and water woes!

I could post a bunch of sad faces lined up at a none functioning water faucet, or nurses giving meds by kerosene lantern, or seedlings in the nursery drying up… suffice it to say we’ve got the utility blues here at Gamboula these days.  We have a turbine on the nearby river that normally gives 24 hour electricity and pumps fresh clean water directly from a deep well directly into our pipes, “normally” being the important word in that sentence.  A bearing went out and there was some repair work done which temporarily helped, but now we have mega problems.  We are realizing how spoiled we have been, and are learning to function again with candles and little gas burners like we did back in Congo days.  I understand that we are in search of a new generator for the turbine, and it may be another month or two before it arrives.  It probably will be purchased in Europe and air freighted down to us, which means a huge amount of money.   In the meantime, we are burning lots of expensive fuel to keep the hospital running at a minimum level.  Please pray for us, for the generator to come quickly, for the hospital to function adequately in spite of the water & power blues!

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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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