To market, to market to buy a fat…

to market to marketOkay, so it’s not a pig.  But isn’t this silly and sad at the same time?  The cow is skinny and tired enough that it’s okay with sitting down for the ride to the market.  What self respecting cow would put up with being in such a contraption if she had the strength to fight it?  This particular cow will probably be in people’s cooking pots tomorrow.  The Fulani are the ones who are the cattle herders around here, and because they are far from the lush grazing of C.A.R., their cattle are dying of hunger.  This comes on top of their having lost their homes and possessions and in many cases family and friends.  Their cattle are the center of their lives.  Pray that peace and healing and reconciliation might come quickly, that the Fulani would be again welcome and safe in C.A.R.


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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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