Random acts of kindness

Yesterday for me was a day to see people reaching out in simple ways, not asked for but appreciated and encouraging to witness. An 11 yr. old boy was struggling with a heavily loaded pushcart all on his own, coming towards us down the dirt road when he came to the high speed bump and couldn’t make it any farther. My friend Jan just as automatically as breathing reached out and pulled (and I followed suit on the other side) while he pushed and we all went on our merry ways in our opposite directions. Later on that day a group of us went to visit a berieved friend. Her 3 two-day orphaned grandchildren were introduced to us. All boys, ages 6, 3, and 1. We chatted for awhile and prayed, and then as we were all shaking hands and taking our leave, my friend Leanne didn’t just shake the boys’ hands and say God bless you, or whatever the rest of us had said. She pulled the 6 yr old and the 3 yr old into her arms, one by one, and told them how much God loved them and how He understood how sad they were and how their mama was in heaven – words of love and encouragement to those little boys. I was blessed by seeing love in action yesterday. What can you & I do to, out of the blue, bless somebody today?

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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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