Harvest Thankfulness

Today was harvest Sunday at our local church. Last week, as people geared up for today’s celebration, we heard a sermon all about “us”. We need to give because we will get blessed, we need to give so we don’t get struck dead like Ananias and Sapphira, we need to give out of duty because the bible talks about tithes and offerings… BUT, today’s sermon, in the midst of amazing joy and celebration with smiles and dancing and ululations (look that one up! it’s sort of like a warbling whoop (o: ), was all about God. Thanking God for the little and the huge, remembering that all we have and who we are are gifts from God. The God who loves us so much! I liked today’s sermon much better. Today was filled with smiles and giving hearts and I think and hope that God smiled too. Here are some pix of the harvest gifts given.

Peanuts, grains, veggies, gifts of all kinds, even some plastic chairs and a wooden table ended up travelling up to the altar on people’s heads.

Thank you, Lord, for gifts large and small. For food on our tables, for family and friends, for life everlasting! Thank you, Lord!

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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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