On the go!

Yesterday I had to catch Roy between devotions and the orchards, to get his signature on my travel papers to go on my trip across the river to visit Fulani friends.

Funny thing about these twice weekly trips – we have to jump through so many hoops just to go 15 miles.  It is true that there is an international border involved, between C.A.R. and Cameroon, and it is true that C.A.R. is not yet a peaceful nation, but I just wish I didn’t have to make a letter, in triplicate, complete with a stamp/seal near Roy’s signature, giving myself permission to drive my car and giving myself permission to carry whoever I have going with me, to give to 3 “offices”.  I wish I didn’t have to wait for 6 different barriers to be opened allowing me to drive through.  I wish I didn’t have to get out of the truck to shake hands with customs and immigration people, times 3 on the C.A.R. side, and times 4 on the Cameroon side.  I wish the roads were not pot-holed, wash boarded dirt and I wish the big semis that we pass didn’t drive so fast, especially around blind curves in the road.  BUT, all that said, that is all part of getting to be with my friends.  Totally worth it!!!

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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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