blog oopsIt’s the middle of rainy season and the road out to the farm is a work in progress.  They’re trying to make this very bad stretch into smooth road, and that means filling in the holes and crevasses; read – the road looked a bit like a river bed. BUT, did I mention it’s rainy season?  If the rains come in between filling in the holes and topping it with gravel, you get slimy slippery mud.  As I was on my way in to the mission hospital one morning, I came upon CEFA’s expert and very careful driver, Augustin, stuck with one wheel in the ditch.  I am a wimp when it comes to navigating in4-wheel drive, I do it, but I will hand over the steering wheel to someone more experienced if possible, especially in a situation when I have to avoid slipping into a truck on one side and slipping into a ditch on the other.  Roy and most all the other drivers would look and this and say “this is a cinch”.   Nonetheless, I asked Augustin to drive my truck to the other side of his, which he was very happy to do for me.  I continued on my way and when I got to the mission I asked Kim to go pull Augustin out of the ditch with his jeep.  Our truck has a winch on it, but Augustin didn’t think it was a good idea to try to pull with it.  Kim confirmed that using our truck would’ve been a bad idea for various reasons.  I’m thankful that Augustin used his good judgement and asked for me to get Kim. Sometimes we need to pass things that are frightening or difficult or just plain unwise for us given the circumstances on to those who are more capable.  I hope and pray that I can have an open heart and mind to ask for help when I need it.  It’s a very cool thing to live in a community where you can ask for help or prayer if you’ve a mind to.  I’m thankful to be right where the Lord put me.


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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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