Home improvement!

I got a kick out of seeing the new paint job on this house.  Most of the homes along the road are dirt colored, either because of mud stucco or mud brick, without embellishment. You occasionally will see random splashes of white or even a bit of artwork on the mud.  There are more and more homes with tin roofs, but grass/palm leaf thatch is still quite common, so you can understand why this house stood out and made me chuckle.  Of course, they have the advantage of living right next door to a newly installed fresh water pump, with a wall around it, painted in, you guessed it, yellow and blue!  You go, polka dot painter!

Please take note, all 3 of these homes, in Cameroon, are much better than most homes in C.A.R., so they are not representative of the average Joe’s home where we live.

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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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