Happy 4th of July – so thankful for our country

What an amazing place this is, the United States of America.  Sure, there are lots of issues to face and junk going on, BUT this is still an amazing place to live!  We are thankful to be back in the states, and we celebrate the freedom, the development, the (relative) safety, and the prolific conveniences for everyday living!  We think about C.A.R. and the long road ahead of them for peace and just basic needs for survival – what a contrast!  We are thankful for those who gave up their lives to make this country free and strong.

So how do we celebrate Independence Day???  We enjoy fireworks of course!  We went to Josh’s place of work, Culver Academy,  and sat with lots of dear friends from Josh & Kimia’s church.  We chatted and played games and snacked, and then, when it got dark enough, the show started!  Here’s how the 3 granddaughters watched:
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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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