Fulani friends in the bush

What a delight for our Fulani friends to be able to be out in the bush with their cattle, on our side of the river, where the grass is lush and their herds can be healthy!  Most of the caretakers are young men, but the two old friends in the photos love to be out there with their sons and nephews, it’s in their blood!  These guys are now patriarchs in their own right, sons of Chief T.
They sleep under mosquito nets on dried grass beds, protected from rain by a tarp.
Their cattle know them, and are docile due to the familiarity, as you can see in the photo.
They cook over an open fire, the only difference from their homes in town being that the women would be making the tea, not them!

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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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