Thankful for rain!


We had our first rain since November, and boy it was a gully gusher complete with hailstones.  We were rushing back to the farm to close our windows, but had to pull over under a tree to try to protect our windshield from the hailstones.  The last time we had such a storm was when our batteries and water pump system got struck by lightning and Timothy received a jolt through the wet grass that threw him down for a few seconds.  We are thankful to report that this storm passed without harming anyone or anything at the farm and all we got was a bit of rain in the windows and under the doors, nothing major.  There were crews hand watering the orchards and even some bigger trees were struggling with the dry season, so this rain was very welcome.

blog hailstoneThis is a hailstone from the storm months ago, and the size is very comparable.


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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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