Joy! Thank you, Lord, for …

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Our granddaughters are teaching us about the basics as we walk just a little bit through life with them.  We run the gamut, of course, from lows to highs, but the raw joy is the best!  We went to the Blueberry Festival on Saturday and the kids went on various rides. Maia, in pink, is a wild one, and Maddie, in blue, is a contemplative sort, but to see life through their individual perspectives is inspirational as well as highly entertaining.  Well, and to be honest, sometimes very challenging!  I.LOVE.BEING.WITH.OUR.KIDS!

We have recently been bombarded with the idea, from sermons, readings, and discussions, that thankfulness and praising God, and as a result, finding joy, are directly connected, actually leading into, trusting God, to being a true disciple.  Even this photo, which was taped to the wall over the desk of our hospital’s receptionist was part of the input of the last month or two.  It makes you smile and be thankful, doesn’t it?  You wonder what the uninhibited enjoyment was from, right??


So, can I make my way there? Can I keep up my thankfulness journal and as a result ease off of my judgemental, critical nature? Can I purpose to live out an attitude of thankfulness, making sure I speak out my gratitude and share JOY with those around me?  Can my life shout out “Whooeee, what an awesome ride, thank you, amazing Creator God??”

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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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