Whooeee, sweetspot!

One aisle of the hospital storeroom, before the shipping container got unloaded.  Looks like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboards, doesn’t it?!This is after the unloading, now for unpacking and sorting.  Most of the contents of these boxes are clothes, blankets, and sweaters, destined for the baby packs and the malnourished kid’s packs.  Even in the tropics, newborns and malnourished kids need blankets and sweaters to help them keep their bodies at a normal temperature.  Kids with kwashiorkor (serious malnutrition, which we see with regularity at our mission hospital’s nutrition center) often have their body temperature drop a degree or more below normal, even if the outside temperature is 90 in the shade!

I’ve already unpacked quite a few boxes, and tomorrow is the start of a 3 week trip away, but these stacks will be patiently awaiting my return!

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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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