Roy checking out the attic, peeking through the ceiling

note the chair on the chair to get back up into the attic to escape

This time (the fifth big robbery in about 3 weeks’ time between the mission and CEFA farm) the thieves broke into our home while we were at church.  Some skinny, tall guy  used the anti-theft rerod bars on the windows as a ladder and squirmed through the small space between the roof and the wall under the eaves.  Our neighbors heard noise, called the sentry and came over to check and saw nothing wrong with all the doors and windows.  They thought the noise should have come from the outside, never suspecting it had been someone’s foot crashing through the ceiling.  Thankfully the thieves didn’t take any computers, cameras, hard drives, nor my iPhone etc., just cash, Roy’s wallet with just local currency in it (no IDs, thankfully) and a cheap cell phone.  They put a chair on top of a chair (see photo) to get out the way they had come in. Roy’s CEFA petty cash box took a big hit, and so did our peace of mind.  Thank you for your prayers, for all who have been robbed, and for those doing the robbing, that God would touch their hearts and lives.

Our son was painting a verse on the lintel of his carport when they heard the news of the theft, and it is the perfect encouraging word for us – I am still confident that I will see the goodness of the Lord!

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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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