This past week almost all the missionaries here at Gamboula had meetings with representatives from the local church, the “E.E.B.” – read Evangelical Baptist Church. It was a good but full 2.5 days of meetings. We actually heard from each other about our histories and our mission boards and our current ministries. We partners of the EEB are a real mixed group, coming from Covenant, E. Free, Presbyterian Evang. Fellowship and Interact (EEB’s founding partners from Sweden) backgrounds. It was quite interesting to make dot to dot connections over the years between our churches and Sweden. Then add into the mix a non-governmental organization that is sort of the social work arm of the EEB. We had good presentations by Dr. Nupanga, a Congolese ex- E Free Congo church pastor and “Pelendo” film star, who is now the dean of the theological seminary in Bangui. We had lively discussions about our differences and yet our common goals and then had times for pardon and prayer. We are purposing to communicate better in the future, to keep the direction of the EEB more up to date on what we are actually doing and intentionally try more for working together when we can rather than everyone just doing their own thing.