Thankful for Skype!

We remember the days of writing letters, numbering them because they took sooooooooooooooo long to get from Zaire to the U.S. and they could arrive 2 at the same time and get mixed up, or they could easily get lost.  We oftentimes didn’t get mail for 6-7 weeks at a time, and sometimes a letter could take longer to get from our remote mission station out to the big wide world.  Both of our sons were born in Africa, and the families just had to wait, maybe months, for us to send a roll of film to them in order to see what the babies looked like.  How could we do that to the grandparents????!?!  BUT, now!  We can see our grandkids live, on our computer, well, at least while we are still in the states, as we usually don’t have strong enough internet for video by skype or facetime etc. out in the bush in Africa.  In the photo they are listening to me tell them a silly story, and we had earlier gotten dizzy as they twirled us around on the lazy susan the computer is on. The times they are a changing, and most of the time we are thankful for that!
blog story thru skype

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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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