If you build it, they will come!

Just this past weekend workers were scurrying to get doors and windows on these guesthouse rooms, because a group of more than 50 people were coming on Monday.

blog hurry get the doors and windows on!

It is Tuesday now, the second day of the ag development co-operative seminar, and we have almost 60 participants.

blog packing in 60 for meetings

The dorm bungalows and meeting room are not finished yet, so we were thankful to be able to house many people in the director’s unfinished house.

blog meeting room

Cooking for a group of 60 is daunting, especially over open fires, but our team was equal to the task.

blog cooking for 60

The first day participants were treated to a tour of the CEFA farm.

blog tour guide Timothy

Tour guide Timothy

blog tour guide Roy

Tour guide Roy

blog tour guide Nadege

Tour guide Nadege

Then they gathered to hear from God’s word and to share their stories, to hear about the successes and the failures, so that all could learn together.  What a super encouragement to host this seminar, to see that people are learning and growing and finding hope for their everyday lives. It’s true, there were some stories of stifled work because of the presence of military due to the state of the country, but by and large the news was positive.  Roy mentioned that some of the shining lights were Fulani farmers!!  We hope and pray that these village ag co-operatives and many others can move forward as we hope and pray for healing for this land.

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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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