A week of ag seminar for our Bayaka(Pygmy) friends

This week has been an overall ag/development seminar for a group of Pygmies, who actually prefer to be called Bayaka.  There are 4 women in the group of 18, which is great.  They have been learning about how to farm and how to help their families be more healthy.  They’ve been hearing about God’s love for them and how there can be hope for the future in more ways than one.

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Ready to work on the farm!

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If mama goes, so do I!

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They treated us to a fun evening of a demonstration of their traditional singing, drumming, and dancing.  There was quite a crowd gathered to watch and lots of laughter was shared.  Their footwork was quite impressive, and the women had sort of a hula swaying move to their dancing.  A few of the men had brought along handcrafted necklaces to sell, made of jute and seeds from the rainforest (you can see them displayed on the branch in the foreground).

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Please pray that as they return home, they will be able to show and share what they have learned.

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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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