A new baby for Chief T’s clan

Tickle me pink, I got to hold little Abdallah Basfar, as a 2 day old!  He is the grandson of the late Chief T and my best friend Hajja Hawa, and is the son of Chief T’s youngest child.  Here is a photo I have posted before, of Hawa and Zeynabu, then a younger teenager, and now, an older teenager, a mom!

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blog Hawa Zeynabou AbdallahYesterday in Kzou, 3 generations all of whom bring great joy to my heart!  And here’s little Abdallah, happy as a clam all bundled up as if it was cold outside!  Zeynabu was king of scrambling around for his little knit cap, but I told her to leave it off.  It must’ve been around 85 in the room.

blog H AbdallahIn spite of the joy of that day, I came home with a heavy heart.  These dear friends are living in poverty, having lost all of their worldly possessions to looters driven by a thirst for ethnic cleansing in CAR.   Pray for them as they work through forgiving what has been done to them.  Please keep praying for peace and healing in CAR.



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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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