A few days later, and we were jazzed and thankful!

After having been invited to the celebration we talked about in the previous blogging, Roy, Kim, Dr. Tim, Boniface and others piled into a vehicle and went to the party. They thought they would just be there for the day, but it turned out to be an all night affair! Our guys were treated as respected guests, and picture taking was the norm for everyone there.

There was praying and speaking going on all night long, and then there was a short parade in the morning and everyone went home. Our guys were able to make friends with the leader of the region, and just now on our way up to visit a village up north, we dropped by and gave the leader a whole set of the books of the New Testament, as well as Psalms, Genesis, and I & II Kings, printed in their mother tongue, Fulfulde, in script that they can read! They were pleased to receive the books and we were so very pleased to be able to give them (thank you Scott Clark, SIL, and especially thank you Lord!)! The leader spoke to the group of men who had gathered, while holding up one of the books, which clearly said “gospel” on the front, basically saying how great it was to have those books right there in their own hands, in their own language. We stopped in on the way back home today, and had a short visit with the leader, and he talked about how extemely pleasing it was to read the books. We are excited to have made friends and to have been able to plant some seeds. May God bless his word, that it would not return empty.

Fulani men reading the bible

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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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