Fulani friends moving back across the river

It was wonderful to see a Fulani family, with all their worldly belongings piled on the backs of 2 donkeys, making their way from Cameroon to C.A.R..  When I chatted with them, they had no qualms about returning at this time.  I think that their sons are the ones I often see, grazing their cattle, as I go back and forth from the mission hospital to our home on the CEFA farm.  Their family branch of the Fulani people is very distinct, with their love of bright, bold colors in their clothing, the tattooing on the women’s faces, and even the way the women do their hair; center part, braided down the sides instead of braiding straight back with no part like most of the Fulani we hang out with.  Their cattle look so very healthy compared to what we have seen recently, they are really benefiting being on our side of the river with all the new grass which the rains have brought on.   Good news!  May the peace continue and spread.

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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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