Our visitors are here!

Dave, Eric, Mark, Roy, and Denise arrived safely in 2 taxis Monday afternoon.  They are all good sports, taking bumpy, dusty roads with a bit of hassling from officials along the way in stride as well as being willing to try new foods and go wherever we lead them.  Poor Mark came with a bug that made him miserable his first two days and nights, on the plane and then here, but thankfully he’s back up to speed now.  We’ve been having some great discussions about development and ownership and how CEFA is doing.  That is why Dave, Eric, and Mark are here with us for 5 days.  Roy & Denise will be with us for 2 weeks, to seek God’s will, to see if this a place they can come to as a missionary couple; Roy is an agriculturalist and Denise is a large animal vet.  It will be wonderful in so many ways if they do come to live here.  We laughed when we first met Roy T last year (we have known Denise for a long time and they are recently married) because he shares so much in common with my Roy, NOT just his name.  He has a dream to share Jesus through compassion ministry in ag development at an experimental farm in Africa AND he loves sports, both playing and keeping up with professional and college sports.  So not only are we having ministry discussions, we’re hearing all about how the Cubs are doing.  The other 3 guys are pretty into stats and scores etc. so Denise and I are mostly just listeners in those discussions, unless we’re talking about the hot dogs or the chance to be with family and friends as we watch a game.  They are getting tours of everything we are able to show them, but we are limited by terrible roads, broken ferries, and then, of course, it IS rainy season!blog July visitors

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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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