Random acts of kindness

The power was out last night, and there we were, Roy & I, sitting at our computers, in the dark, sweltering in our little room at the SIL/Wycliffe guesthouse in Yaounde. It is a small room with no cross ventilation, so when the hot tropical afternoon sun beats straight onto the front wall of the room, it heats it up like an oven! About a week ago we had purchased a fan, but that doesn’t do any good when there is no power. There we were, when who should show up but Jordan Cone. He had come by to drop off a tarp for his dad, Kim Cone, as Roy and Luke & Leanne Turk were going to travel to Batouri the next morning. What a nice surprise to see him, though I must confess I was so hot and sweaty and listless that I didn’t even stand up to give him a hug! He chatted with us for awhile and disappeared into the darkness. Not 20 minutes later, here he comes with two ice cream bars and two ice cold cokes from the grocery store up the road!!! He just wanted us to feel cooler, I guess he felt sorry for the old folks! Thank you Jordy Ray, for being such a sweet and thoughtful guy!
This morning as Roy, Luke, and Leanne were packing and doing last minute things, I was helping here and there to get them on the road sometime today (o;, when I walked into our communal kitchen. There stood Maria Festen, Leanne’s sister and also missionary, making a road lunch for the Turks & Roy, and she had a fresh pan of cookies baking in the oven! Thank you, Maria, for your thoughtfulness!!

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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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