Samson is getting hitched!

Samson is a hardworking, generally joyful guy.  He will shake your hand with great enthusiasm and always aims to please.  He has worked in the ag program for about as many years as it has been functioning.  He’ll plant trees, mend fences, dig ditches, whatever you lay out in front of him.   He does all this with a handicap – he’s deaf.  Now, just this past month, we have heard that he will have a companion to walk alongside him in sickness and health and so on.  You can’t see his normal smile (which, by the way has grown about a mile lately because of this little lady) in the photo, but here he is with his wife.  It’s interesting that he gave in to the custom of putting on a serious face for photos, but didn’t give in to the norm of NO handholding/arms around the shoulders in public between men & women.  Get this, though – she also is deaf.  Sam is able to make some noise, but I’m not sure she can.  May the Lord give them great joy and understanding as they begin life together! May he protect them from dangers that they cannot hear.

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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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