Serendipitous meeting today

As Lori and I were praying our way through the maternity ward at the hospital, we ran into an old friend of mine, Rayaanatu.  She was helping out at the bedside of a friend who had a premature baby.  Rayaa was part of the Jesus following Fulani group up north, and when they all had to leave their village because of persecution and kidnapping, she and her family moved to a town near us, rather than moving with most of the group across the border into Cameroon.  Since then, she has grown into a lovely young woman and has married and has a son.  When I asked about her family, she told me that her mom had died.  Knowing that she now lives in a overwhelmingly Musxlim town, no longer in a community of believers, I asked her if she still followed Jesus.  She said yes, that she would never stop following Him.  I was blessed to hear her words and the conviction in her voice as she spoke her heart.  Here’s a photo of her in 2005, and then one of her this afternoon.  Please pray for Rayaa, that she would be a light shining in the darkness for her family and neighbors.

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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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