On saying goodbye


blog farmfam goodbye header june 16Leave taking is never easy.  Having to trust the Lord that you will see your sweet loved ones again, that they will be okay and keep on even without your physical presence.  That’s a shock, eh?  What a gift our family and friends are to us.  How they fill our eyes and hearts with joy and satisfaction and love. Something that I have learned over these many years of hellos and goodbyes is this – separation increases my appreciation and thankfulness for each one, and also increases my prayers as I wonder how things are going in their lives when I can’t be a part of them.  I am grateful for email and for the occasional phone call or very rare snailmail that keeps us aware of goings on.

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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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