Now that’s a picture of protection!

First glance at this hen made me laugh out loud, all these feet under one body!!!  Then I got to thinking about how God specially designed hens for this position, to hover over their chicks, protecting them without squishing them, letting them roam but calling them to her at the first sign of danger.  You should have seen this hen move into action when a goat wandered into this farm stall/shop to eat some of the corn on the floor!  You know the term madder than a wet hen?  Yep, she wasn’t wet but she was fierce!  She wanted to keep her chicks safe and that goat being 7 times her size didn’t phase her.  God wants to gather all his chicks under his protective wings, but we wandering ones have to be willing to seek that shelter; if one of those little pairs of feet was out and about underfoot, it easily could’ve been trampled by the goat’s sharp hooves.

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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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