Graduations and weddings!

Last week was a busy one!  First there was a wedding with 13 couples, 11 of them from the Baptist bible school here at Gamboula.

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Next came the graduation of the women from their 3 years’ school courses including reading, sewing, bible, and basic home management skills. The local governor came to present their diplomas to them. Their children attended school as well and at the ceremony entertained and impressed us with their memorization and public speaking skills!

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Then came the bible school graduation, with each of the men receiving their diploma from the president of the local Baptist church, which runs the school.  It was an encouraging time, to see these men and women dedicating themselves to serving God and proclaiming his love.

blog BS Grad1 blog BS GradThere was plenty of dancing and smiles and joy following these serious ceremonies.  It cheers the soul in the midst of sorrow-filled war times here in this country.  Please pray for these new pastors and their families, that they will indeed shine God’s love to all they come in contact with.  That they will be honest leaders and that they will keep their eyes on the Lord.


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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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