Sports crazy Roy!


If  the sun is shining at 5pm, you most likely will find Roy playing sports with his friends.  If the clay/dirt basketball and volleyball courts are a bit on the wet side, you’ll find him weeding them, sometimes with his friends, if they show up.  He always brings his favorite basketball, though he and others have provided all sorts of balls to be kept at the ready on the mission.  Now that we live out at the CEFA farm, he has to drive to the mission, by motorcycle or truck, choosing the vehicle depending on passengers or work.  Yesterday he took off on his motorbike, happy because the sun was shining, hoping for a good game, maybe with the 6’5” soldier from town who used to be on the national basketball team.  But…uh-oh.  When he arrived and reached into his motorcycle’s carryall, there was no ball!  Bummer.  It turns out that the ball bounced right out of the box, somewhere along the 5 kilometer road, on an especially bumpy turn.  When he came home, he told his sad story to the night watchman, who then sent a couple of his kids out, first thing in the morning, to search in the 4’ tall roadside grass.  They found the ball and made Roy’s day!

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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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