On refugees

When is a refugee no longer a refugee?  When does the UNHCR start tapering off on the biweekly food aid?  How do refugees, crowded together in camps, or scraping by to live in villages, eke out a living?  How does one go from dependence and hopelessness to the joy and fulfillment of taking care of oneself and one’s own family?  What about the host country? What part can we play in this?  Please pray with us for wisdom, for energy, for discernment about how to step in and when to let go.

Tshirt reads: Program for aiding the host population and the CAR refugees

UNHCR food aid storage and distribution area

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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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