Camping just an hour away

blog camping6We drove about an hour to an amazing farm/wilderness property that Sam and Anna had previously visited.  While Sam bow hunted, the rest of us enjoyed camping and hiking and playing.  We tossed a frisbee football around and it bounced down a warthog hole (yes, we had warthog homes in our campsite!).  Just a little while later along came a kind soul to crawl down and retrieve it!  I was mortified when he went after it when none of us were willing, but he went in with a smile and came out with the ball and an even bigger smile.

blog camping7As we went about enjoying our stay, we kept hearing shouting, throughout the evening and the next day, and it sounded like someone was calling their dog, possibly named “Hock!”.  Come to find out, it was baboons up on the cliffs above our camp, running around and yelling at each other.   Here are a few of them, sitting peacefully together.

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This is zoomed in, of course, these guys are not anything you’d want to get too close to.

We had a great time exploring the stream nearby and then hiking up the hillside.  Roy and Sawyer proved to be the intrepid duo, pretty cute in their hats together – they climbed to the top of the cliffs!

blog camping8blog camping1blog camping2View from the top!

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View up to the top of the cliff from our campsite.  Our guys didn’t scale the rock face, but Roy tells me that there were some challenging rocks to get around and over along the easier path that they chose.

blog camping4Roy caught sight of these guys as he hiked about.

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The kids cooled off in a catch basin/swimming pool after a hot morning of hunting and climbing.  What a wonderful time we had!




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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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