The father of a close friend of mine in California recently passed away.  She and her family are grieving, but mixed in with that sorrow is a peace and joy because they know that their dad is whole and with the Lord.  In contrast, this group of men, sons of our dear friend, Chief T, who passed away a few years ago, don’t have that reassurance. They recently were gathered on their lamb feast holiday, feasting not just on food but on fellowship.  We were joyful guests, joining in as they celebrated with laughter and stories and memories.  They celebrated with thankfulness to God for bringing them through tough times. They talked about their dad’s penchant for welcoming people with a jolly disregard of their cultural system of being polite.  They don’t understand, yet, that there is a Father who loves them more than theirs here on earth.  Would you pray for our friends, that they would become aware of God’s free grace?

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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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