Ramadan is over

Nadege, our amazing CEFA ag/nutrition lady, and I just had nice visits with a few Fulani friends in the town across the river.  Ramadan just ended, and we missed the big celebration day, but nonetheless my buddies treated us to some celebratory food and hot, sugary tea.  We gave out candies for “barka de salaa”/blessing of peace to many kids and even to the soldiers and police at the road barriers.

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A’isaatu, decked out in Ramadan finery, and she even has decorative prints on her hands and arms.

This is the 5 year old granddaughter of a close friend, her name is A’isaatu, like her grandmother who has raised her.   Her mother passed away when A’isaatu was a baby, having suffered from TB and complications for an extended time.  These dear ones don’t follow the Messiah.  Please pray for dreams and visions for them, pray that they will understand what God has done for each of us.  Pray that as we hang out together, the love we share and the words we speak will sink in, deeply.

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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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