We have a guest!

Dave Feaver, from Modesto, CA, is here with us on the CEFA farm for about 2.5 weeks.  He and his wife, Irene, and Irene’s mother, Dorothy, have hosted us many times over the years when we have visited Modesto Covenant Church.  Dave is also a member of the CEFA USA board, so it is way cool to have him see, first hand, what is going on at CEFA.  He has been a good sport about everything so far, though I’m not sure he would eat caterpillars if we served them.  He has been to a nearby village co-op already and had tours of the CEFA farm’s myriad projects, as well as tours of the mission station with its hospital, nursing school, pastors’ school, and of course the Garden of Eden (the agroforestry orchard Roy planted when we first arrived in 1998.  This coming week he’ll be heading for an overnight to visit our colleague, BB, and his Fulani and non-Fulani friends and ag  co-ops.  He has been tagging along with Roy, pitching in with whatever is being done, and in the in between times when Roy’s in meetings, he might be found helping however he can, maybe sharpening knives or helping me sort through linens at the hospital.  It is a pleasure to have Dave in our home, to share our lives at the CEFA farm, all of which includes stories for hours on end.  Of course.

Dave, without the ability to chat, still connects with people – that is who he is!!

Luke and Leanne Turk, two of our colleagues at the mission, also have a visitor, Luke’s bro Tom.  He’s a doctor who has come to help teach at the nursing school.  It was a serendipitous happening, that Tom, who speaks French, wanted to come at the same time as Dave, who doesn’t.  It sure helped Dave get through the airports on the way to Yaounde, Cameroon, to have someone by his side who understands what is being said!

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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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