Refugees across the border

alatrineconstr (Small) awaterpump (Small) aendlesstents (Small)Courtesy of photos and info from our Fulani ministry colleagues, Jan & Kim Cone, we have learned about a refugee camp about an hour’s drive north of the Cameroonian border town that we always visit.  Approximately 8000 souls live in this camp that stretches about 2 kilometers in length and ½ kilometer in width.  Huge.  Mind boggling.  The UNHCR bulldozed the land, put up tents and latrines, and dug wells.     As Jan & Kim walked around a bit, Jan told me her eyes were darting everywhere, trying to see if she recognized anyone, searching in particular for a family she is concerned about.   Talk about needle in a haystack…it was overwhelming.  Now, how do proceed?  We have no more Fulani friends on our side of the river and we have been visiting amongst the ones who have rented houses in the border town in order to wait out the turmoil of CAR.  These others in the camp come from places in CAR other than Gamboula.   We want to visit, we want to help – where do we start?  Please pray for these displaced families, for health and safety and hope for each one.

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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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