To all of you who are praying for our Fulani friends

Thank you for praying!!!   Thanks be to our Lord who answers prayer!!  I was with some of my buddies across the river this week, rejoicing about little baby Dahiru and his mom, who are alive and well after quite an ordeal!

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Dahiru was trying to make his way into the world and his mama didn’t have any strength left after 2 days’ labor, so we managed to get her and her mom and her auntie up to the nearest hospital with the capability to do C-sections.  I never thought that that little baby, whose top of the head I had already glimpsed, would have survived the miserable 3 hour bumpy truck trip!  I tell you what, God answered our desperate prayers that day, and I get the joy of being your hands and feet here, I get the joy of seeing the result of your gifts (which helped pay transport) and your prayers (which made it happen)!  I got to hold that sweet little baby and thank God for him with his family!

Now wait, that’s not the best part yet!!  So, during this visit when I got to meet Dahiru for the first time, the grandma was profusely thanking me, (wow, is that embarassing!) and we got on the subject of good works vs. sin. I shared with her about the need for a sacrifice for sin, which we all have, no matter how much we do that is good.   She readily agreed to this, and then I spoke of the need for forgiveness through that sacrifice from God, which she also agreed to.  I told her about Jesus, who was without sin, dying on the cross for us, each one of us.  This woman’s sister, who happens to be a very close friend of mine, repeated my words, affirming the need, basically saying “that’s right, you can’t get to heaven without blood spilled and forgiveness from the Savior”.  She followed this up with “don’t you know that’s what I’ve been learning?”  Oh my heart!  We had to get going on our way, as we were already late for meeting up with some other friends, but I fully intend next week to ask my friend if she really meant what she said.  Please pray for this friend of mine, and please pray that I would not get in the way.  I even hesitated to write about this, I do NOT want this to be blog bragging.  I do NOT want this to be about me.  Please pray for deep soul changes for my buddy, for our Muslixm friends.  Pray that God would speak to their hearts.  He is able, loving, and faithful!

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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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