Janet Varner, dear friend, has passed away

Janet Varner.  Friend, missionary colleague, a woman whose heart beat for Central Africans, a person who could tell a story with a flair to make you laugh yourself silly, a follower of Jesus, and a warm, welcoming soul who was always there to help.

Many were the times we spent time in Janet’s home as we passed through Bangui.  Many were the times she helped us with financial transactions and housing dilemmas.  Many were the stories heard and books loaned.  Many are the memories that we will always treasure.  We will carry Janet in our hearts and grieve her absence, but we rejoice that she is with her God and king whom she faithfully served for many, many years.

Peace to her memory.

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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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