Stories from across the border

Benoit YMeet Benoit Y., friend and helper.  This is one of the men who helped us to leave the mission in a timely manner on March 24th.  If not for his surveillance of the situation, we may have driven with our 9 vehicle convoy right into the midst of a mob, complete with renegade soldiers.  He bipped around on his motorcycle, checking things out for us before urging us to proceed, as quickly as possible, to the non-motorized ferry crossing.  This option was a lifesaver, as, upon his return to his home after seeing us to the river, he came upon the soldiers trying to push start the truck that Kim & Luke had spent hours on trying to fix that morning.  The delay probably saved all of our trucks from being stolen, as we had to take the alternate route at the last minute.

This is how our group found the truck on their visit last week.  They didn’t quite succeed in their hot-wiring attempt, nor in their push starting attempts.

blog 1We are so thankful to have avoided meeting up with the advancing soldiers, and we are especially thankful for Benoit’s and others’ help on that last crazy day.



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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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