Life interrupted

As our little town and mission station remain a peaceful place to be, much of the rest of the country continues in a heart-sickening, evil, downward spiral.  The news reports the conflicts and attacks and retaliations as Musxlim vs. Christian, but it seems to us, here on the ground, that it is more Musxlim (as a result of the Selexka being predominantly M) vs. non-Musxlim/non-Selexka.  Whoever the non-Musxlim machete troops are made up of, whether animists or atheists or messed-up Christians, the fear that runs through the very hearts of the people is starkly real.   This past week our little border town has seen many M’s, mostly women and children, trying to cross over into the safe harbor of Cameroon.  There has been a back-up of these friends as they wait for paperwork and processing and permission to cross, so we have had a golden opportunity to provide a cup of cold water to weary travelers.  Their lives have been drastically interrupted, with pain and fear and sorrow and who knows what all.  Our colleagues, Kim & Jan Cone, led the way for us to reach out with provisions and a bit of needed medical care, but most importantly, the message that not all non-Muslxims are out to get them, that there is a God of love wanting to be active in our lives.

waiting waiting1Waiting, waiting, waiting

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Loading up into a cargo truck

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Loaded up and taking off to cross the border in a pick-up.   Please keep praying for CAR, for those who are fleeing, those who are hurting and mourning, just for PEACE.


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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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