Visiting Genesis ministries

Our kids, Sam and Anna, are missionaries serving Genesis, an amazing outreach with many facets.  We visited the care center, where the sick and dying are lovingly attended to.  Pastor Trevor realized the community’s deep need when he came upon a deathly ill man on the church’s doorstep one morning, and did something about it.  We were able to catch a bit of the worship at morning devotionals, to see a bit of his vision being carried out.

blog care center ward devosWe visited the kitchen where nutritious meals are served, oftentimes supplemented by local farmers’ fresh produceblog care center meals We saw the garden in a bag project, which opens up the opportunity for anyone, including the patients who recover enough to return home, to have fresh veggies at their fingertips, regardless of yard spaceblog bag veggiesand we were able to interact with Sharon, the care center’s administrator.  Just the short time we had with her was a breath of fresh air and gave us insight into her heart for the ministry. 

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Next we visited the Khula “creche” or preschool run by Genesis.  We quickly found that it is much much more than just a preschool, though  seeing all the kids being blessed was a treat!  There is a weekly mobile clinic, complete with dentistry, that is held on the property.

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We met some lovely women, working on learning beading at the living skills center life skills ladies

Anna had baked a cake to share at tea time, and my goodness the staff was delighted!blog khula3blog khula

Roy was enthusiastic about their vegetable production which compliments their feeding program for the children.  They are able to sell their extras to a local restaurant!  blog checking out the care center veggiesHow wonderful it was to meet first hand some of the people whose lives are touched daily by Genesis, to be able to pray for them and for our kids with faces and places clearly in our thoughts.

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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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