Please pray for C.A.R.

This is a map of the Central African Republic that was sent out by ICDI before Christmas.  I have added a couple of advances, circled in orange, made by the rebels since the map was sent out.  There is talk that they actually are at the “y” between Sibut and the capital, Bangui.  You can see where we live, circled in purple, in the far west, and you can see why we are the hosts of many, many missionaries   who are either proceeding all the way to Cameroon or just want a safer place to wait out the events.  We have our ears open, to the media (radio, satellite TV, internet when it’s running) and to our resident friends of this country, so that we can leave in a timely fashion IF we need to.  After our prayer meeting last night, Sunday the 30th, we shared the news each of us had heard and even watched some blips of news, including pictures of a peaceful Bangui, on Westers’ sat. TV.  The news talked about different reinforcements from outside the country to aid in fighting against the rebels, which is an encouragement to us.  At this point, we feel that we can safely stay and wait and see, because it is a very long day’s drive from the capital to where we are. Would you please pray for the negotiations, for softening of hearts, for peace for C.A.R.?  Would you please pray for the families who have lost loved ones or who are dealing with living in fear of what might happen next?  Please pray for wisdom for us, as we host displaced friends and continue on with our normal ministries and at the same time have bags packed to leave quickly.  May the Lord bring peace in an amazing way to this place!


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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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