Trimming the palm trees


It’s time for trimming the palm trees – they’re harvesting the palm nuts for oil and also clearing off the dead branches; cleaning up just in time for the big church conference next week.  It’s a looooong way up there.  The guy up the tree actually is from Congo and speaks Lingala. It’s fun to chat with him, but do you think I can even make my mouth bring Lingala out of my brain???  I understand every word he says, but I stutter and stumble over my tongue and want to insert Sango and Fulfulde into my speech! I get a big smile from him anyway!

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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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