Over the weekend we had the privilege of hosting Al Tizon, Director of the Covenant’s Serve Globally, and Josef Rasheed, Regional Coordinator for Covenant’s mission work in Africa. It was a very special time, getting to know these two men a little bit better. They are relatively new to their positions, and it is a joy to see how they are gifted in what they do. We watched them in action, interacting with our friends and colleagues; from prayer to laughter, from listening to sharing their own stories, and their constant encouraging words, they blessed us. Here they are in CEFA tshirts – the twins, Al on the left, Josef on the right. We had a lot of laughs because, for some reason, I kept calling Josef Al. I don’t know what wires got crossed, but it kept coming out of my mouth wrong. I had to keep telling myself, Josef is the one with the beard!!!
We visited Fulani friends in the town across the river, and our guests listened with heavy hearts as they heard the stories of C.A.R. refugees. Josef was able to share the story of his pilgrimage, out of Islaxm, and I have a feeling that witness will be talked about among many, for a long time to come. We are thankful for Josef’s openness and for the Fulani’s listening ears.
They were able to visit a nearby village ag co-op; they saw beans being harvested and beans being eaten by the kids in the village. They prayed over these precious little ones, for health, safety, and blessing.
We had lunch with the CEFA staff, and one of the guys ate so much more than anyone else he had to stand alot of ribbing from everyone.
We have come away from their visit greatly encouraged. These guys are so specifically gifted by God to fill the positions they have been given. We thank the Lord for Al & Josef, and look forward to ministering with them in the years to come.