New kids on the block

We have literally, a bunch of new kids on the block, around Gamboula!  I neglected to share about the Huntley family when they arrived a few months’ back, and now we have the Parker family here with us as well.  Both serve with SIL/Wycliffe bible translation, and we are enjoying having these many new friends around.  We are so very thankful for the Parkers’ safe arrival this past week in spite of a terrible car accident.  Their car rolled and ended up on its side in a stream, but no one was hurt!  They are busy settling in, figuring out how to set up their household and home schoolroom, and learning all the quirks about daily life at Gamboula.


The Parker family


The Huntley family


Parkers’ smooshed in car!

The gift of having little ones around is a blessing.  Listening to them tell us about what they’ve seen or experienced that day, I get downright amazed at what they notice and how they are able to articulate their happenings to me.  I get to see colorful bugs, right up close, and see owies galore.  I get to help put shoes on and I get to hear young ones belting out hymns like nobody’s business.  I love this, this being reminded of our sweet grandkids back home, this interaction with little ones who are on the way to be big ones.  Lord bless them, each and every one.

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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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