Our long lost buddies in the north

We at long last made a visit to our Fulani Jesus following friends in the north.   Since we last visited them over 3 years ago, they have lost many villagers to death.  Some were a result of disease and age and accidents, the normal reasons, but 6 of them were murdered (about 3 years ago), basically because of the local town’s Fulani leader’s stance against the then rampant bandits & kidnappers, and possibly partially because of their beliefs.  Most of the villagers moved across the border into Cameroon, establishing a village a two days’ journey from our home.  We went this past week, and oh my goodness what a lovely time we had.  We were welcomed with incredible warmth and they were awesome hosts, taking care of all of our needs.  We were able to pray and sing and worship together, and to hear some stories of their journeys in faith amidst persecution.  The village is still a mix of believers & seekers, and we are praying that God would crush the wall that divides the two groups, so that the seekers would be finders!   Our dear friends, Paul & Sheryl, were there, learning the language, along with another missionary, so that was an added bonus to our visit!

during the worship

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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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