Labor Day festivities

May 1st is Labor Day in this country, and is celebrated with a day off and a parade and a feast of some sort. We were invited to the government party “downtown”. It was a raucous beer drinking and dancing crowd, but we really felt, because we had been invited as couples for the first time, that we should go. They sat us 7 missionaries all together, along with the local government hospital’s doctor. Most of our Fulani/Musxlim friends who attended also sat by quietly, watching what beer does for some people. Here is a photo of friends, a couple whose home we meet at for our weekly gatherings in Gamboula. He is not Fulani, but another tribe, and she is half Fulani.

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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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