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.