Harvest Sunday at Gamboula

What joy and dancing and fun and ok, yes, some showing off, but in a delightful way!  Today was harvest Sunday at the local church here, and people brought in offerings of peanuts, vegetables, fruit, manioc (their everyday staple here) and even a goat and who knows what else!   It was a noisy and wonderfully happy celebration of thankfulness to God.  Kim’s prayer expressed it beautifully, “if we have wisdom, it only comes from You, if we have riches, it only comes from You, if we spouses and children, they only come from You…”   I am so very thankful to be blessed with so much!  I have plenty of peanuts☺to eat and can be in touch with my family at the drop of a hat thanks to our faster internet, I have friends to laugh and cry with, both believers and yet wanderers, and I have a God who loves me and values me SO much that He died for me!  JOY!!!!

blog harvest Sunday


note the goat in bottom left corner!☺

Note the live goat in bottom left corner and there’s a duck or two somewhere in there too!☺


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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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2 Responses to Harvest Sunday at Gamboula

  1. marian says:

    Hi, loved the quick connection to your blog. however I had the idea that I could connect “seko” to receive the blogs regularly as email which I’d really like. Same for prayer requests if you have a program for those.

    God is good – all the time, but getting old isn’t all that much fun. The doc told me last Friday that he would see me in six months (barring anything that comes up on the blood tests to indicate otherwise which I don’t think he was expecting.)

    Have had my eyes tested, but I think the technician still hasn’t got it all right when it comes to distant vision though reading is fine. Just read the longest chapter in the biograpy of Kay Sundstrand which is finally off the press – dealing with writing the religion lessons and all that side of her life. But my eyes are tired – gettin’ old ain’t for sissies, I’ve heard.

    I’m so thankful that you feel a bit more secure – have prayed a a lot for all of you in that area and will continue to do so. Love you! Marian

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  2. danforth says:

    Hi Marian, I just read this – sorry I don’t keep up with the comments! You click on the “subscribe” up in the top right corner of the blog page, and then you’ll get the blog postings by email as I write them.
    Hugs and blessings,

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