If you noticed me writing in the first person singular just now, it’s because I’m by myself for a bit. Roy and Luke and Leanne Turk
took off this morning for a 6 day trip to the border town here in Cameroon that sits just across the river from our home in C.A.R. They will spend the night tonight with Jan & Kim Cone and RoseMarie Norhed
at a guesthouse where the Cones and Rose-Marie have been since we left C.A.R. on March 24th. They will travel, all together I believe, to meet with a group of leaders from our hospital mission station, in that border town. They will all decide together whether the missionaries can make day trips over to our place, and will diligently consider together the wisdom and safety of such trips. Thank you for praying for them, for wise choices and safe travel and blessings as they interact with friends and encourage ministries.
We continue to hear bad news and good news from C.A.R. Our home mission station and nearby town continue to be calm, with no further looting since the day we left. We hear, almost daily, about attacks and troubles in different areas in the country, some relatively close but some all the way across the country in the far east. The current government claims these are the work of renegade soldiers. We have heard that the mercenary troops who helped with the coup have been called and in some cases herded back to the capital. Some say the capital is on the way to becoming more under control, some say there is little hope. Please keep praying with us! Pray for peace, for stability, for God to have mercy on those who are mourning, on those who are in pain, on those who are afraid, on those who are hungry, on those who are confused and worried and without hope.