Baking bread

Irene, a friend who is a pastor’s wife in a town about 60miles but a 2.5 hours’ drive away, came to see her father who was sick and in the hospital. In order to get here she had to hitch a ride with someone already coming this way. Now, to return home, she needs to come up with the money to pay for a place in a truck or van going back. She will pay for a place, yes, but we would probably consider it a quarter of a seat if we had to travel that way. They pack as many people as they can into a van, and then pile goods and baggage on top as high again as the van itself. You put your life into the hands of the driver and pray! Irene baked this bread to sell, and she will use the profit, maybe about $6, to purchase her ride back home on Monday. It’s better than riding 3 or 4 on a motorcycle, but…

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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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