The trip back from Yaounde

We thought we’d have an uneventful trip back home to Gamboula.  After all, wasn’t there enough excitement for us on the way there??  Sorry, no.  We had a flat tire about an hour out from Yaounde.  It was a good opportunity to give the 5 cute little bunnies travelling with us in the truck cab a bit of water and munchies. More importantly for our breathing comfort, though, was to empty and rinse the basin that was sitting under their basket, cutting down on the fumes emanating from said basin.

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We were on the last leg of the trip home, when we were told to pull over and park and wait “a few minutes”.

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We walked to the washed out bridge, and watched the bulldozer go with loads of dirt to pile on the culverts.

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Then, actually in alot less time than we thought possible, we were crossing the river and were on our way!  Here’s a view of the culverts and the river.

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We made it to the border in time to cross before closing!  Thank you, Lord!

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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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