Road block, does this look familiar?

On the way home from Yaounde on Saturday, we were squished into the car a bit like sardines though not too bad, but opportunity had come for me to hitch a ride to and from Yaounde with a 3-day layover, to give a bit of encouragement and a helping hand after Norbert’s death; how could I pass that up? Also riding along was a couple, both nurses from our mission hospital, who are studying in Yaounde (the wife for midwifery, the husband for radiology) with 2 of their kids, to visit their families on school break.

Sorry, no car seats or seat belts in the back!

On the forestry road shortcut we encountered a tree down in the road.  With plenty of willing guys, and just 2 machettes, the tree was cleared in about 35 minutes.  We could hear a chainsaw very busy nearby, and it actually showed up as we were all getting in our vehicles to continue on our respective journeys.  Too late, but job well done and many thanks to all you strong-armed machette hackers!

Hmm, do you think you should be chopping on the branch you’re standing on, up high like that???


Wow!  Good gymnastic move – 10-point landing, on his feet, nothing broken or bruised, except maybe his ego!


Many hands make the work lighter – I have to hope that the guys just watching saw that there wasn’t enough room for more helpers. LOL.


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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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