Byron’s here!

Byron Amundsen, Covenant Mission’s Director of Administration and Finance, is here at Gamboula visiting for a few days.  He is in the middle of an Africa tour, having just come from Congo and soon to continue on to Cameroon.  He’s wearing his “administration” hat more than his “finance” one, as he hopes to encourage all of us Africa Covenant missionaries and colleagues in the areas of safety and security.  We were praying for him to be able to arrive by plane, and permission was granted by the gov’t.  Thank you, Lord!  Four hours of flying are better than a minimum of 25 hours of driving plus untold hours for crossing rivers and borders and waiting at rain barriers etc. etc.  We are thankful for the possibility or riding in mission based airplanes. Of course, out at our dirt airstrip, we have to create our own gas station so that the pilot can fly extended miles and carry extra freight weight if need be.  Byron pitched in with Roy to help fuel the plane.

Welcome, Byron!  Even if you have to work a little to earn your keep!!


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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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