Home away from home

Here at the SIL/Wycliffe guesthouse in the big busy city of Yaounde, we each have our own little cubicle rooms with bed, table & chair, and wannabe closet, but we share bathrooms and the dining area and kitchen. I happen to have the door open tonight that connects us to the room on the back side of the building. This is the first day there hasn’t been an occupant in that room, and I will enjoy the airflow until someone else moves in!
The bathrooms are down the walkway outside, in this photo just 4 doors down from our room.
The kitchen and dining area are huge, and tonight they are like ghost towns.
I wish I had gotten the camera out when it was hopping with activity, countertops and stoves covered with food being prepared and lots of smiles and interactions and sometimes even music. Tonight I’ll just share the kitchen with the rat that refuses to be caught. Roy saw it last night, but it was perched on the copper wires from the water heater, so he had to hold back on his desire to get rid of the pest in view of preserving our wonderful hot water system. I tell you what, though. If the power goes out tonight, I am not going to be in the kitchen, in the dark, alone with that rat!
We are thankful for a place to be, temporarily, while we wait for C.A.R. to stabilize. It is SO good to be with others who are in the same boat, as we can commiserate and share the news each day as it comes and understand and be understood when something pops you into tears or drives you into a funk.

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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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