God paints the sky, just for us!

Yesterday morning was not an encouraging time for me – I struggled with computer issues and someone blatantly deceived me and I was in the kind of mood then so that seeing the garbage along the sides of the road added to my upset/depressed state. BUT, then I shared with my sweet hubby and he prayed for me when we sat down to lunch. Then I remembered I had had an encouraging conversation with a very humble man who is staying at our guesthouse. He is a bigwig and could have chosen to throw his weight around, but he didn’t. He was pleasant and reassuring about the inconvenience of having 4 men stay in one room (there were beds enough, but typically if an important person comes to stay, they have their own room). THEN, I was given the gift of this scene on the horizon at sunset and I was reminded of a conversation I had years ago with the then 3 year old Benny Turk. He pointed out the lavendar up in the sky, and he asked me, “Aunt Aleta, do you like purple?” When I said yes, that it was close to being my favorite color, he said “God paints the sky like that just for us”. Yes, God paints the sky just for each one of us. He wants us to delight in the world around us! ┬áHe wants us to take heart and be encouraged because HE LOVES US SO MUCH!!!

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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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