Maia decided one very cold afternoon that she wanted to fly.  She had me help her tie on two capes, and she managed to attach a set of wings and a pink punch ball, all on her own.  Determined that these would assist her in her goal, and grinning with anticipation and the joy of the game, she headed out the door into the front yard.


She got a lovely lavender mat from Africa and dubbed it a magic carpet.  She sat down on the magic carpet and told her Aunt Anna that it didn’t go at first but she was just going to wait for it to happen. blog Maia fly2 Waiting is not my favorite thing to do, but often we just have to move forward with joy and anticipation, in faith, hoping for our dreams to come true.  Sometimes we wait for a very long time for an answer to prayer, sometimes we just don’t ever see results, but then there are the times when we are blessed by certain joy in answers.  May we all find joy in the hoping and in the imagining, waiting on the Lord for the serious and the frivolous.  May we dance in the rain as we wait out the storms.


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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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