Quiet time

blog the word


How about this cute little old man??  It’s early morning, and for some, there’s a chill in the air, enough to warrant a jacket or sweater.  You’ve gotten your machete (leaning up against the house) and your rake out, ready to traipse your 2 miles out to your garden, to tend your corn, manioc, and various veggies.  You’ve sharpened your machete by supporting it in the vee of your handy 2 by 4, blade upwards, with your file that you’ve created a handle for out of a good sized piece of coffee branch.  But wait, your machete is sharp, but you need to take some time to sharpen your faith by spending some time reading the word and putting the day and yourself and all that lies ahead in the Lord’s capable hands.

We are, as Arden Almquist put it, debtors unashamed, encouraged by the ones we have come to encourage.  It does the heart good to see faith at work.

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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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