Partnership meetings

Partners w/ EEB’s President André front center

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.

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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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