Celebrating with friends

R on left, who had serious TB in her legs, now runs around with her brothers and sisters

At Aladji BP’s home, this was just after having left a voice message for his cardiac specialist brother who lives in Germany! Go figure!

In spite of the wakes for family members just a couple of days before, we joined our friends in their celebration, and I would imagine great relief until next year, of ending their month-long fast.  We were fed and treated royally, and each of our friends (4 different homes that day) kept insisting we eat more.  We were ready to burst by late afternoon, but pleased to have been able to spend time with so many.  We blew it with one friend, though, there was a miscommunication by telephone, so he “waited and waited and waited” for us. Please pray that this guy will understand and forgive (he probably already has) and that dreams will be dreamed about the Messiah calling!

Our yard caretaker, Antonio, the dad on the far right, invited us for a meal.  We had a lovely time and we able to meet his brother-in-law, a Fulani man who has suffered terribly from the 2013-til now CAR conflict.  He lost both parents and siblings due to the war, leaving him as the only survivor in his family.  We were blessed to hear how a local pastor helped him lay low.  We still continue to hope that CAR will turn itself around so that all might live in peace again.

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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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