Celebrating 40 years in missions in Africa

We arrived to Loko, Zaire, on May 11, 1978, as green as any newbie could be.  When we climbed out of that 5 seater prop airplane onto the dirt airstrip, we felt like we had stepped into the pages of a National Geographic magazine.  It has been an amazing journey, these 40 years.  We’ve been blessed by strong friendships and God’s love in each place we have lived.  We have learned and have been loved as much as we have taught and loved others.  We have been stretched by evacuations and challenged by injustice and corruption only to be undone by tearful, joy-filled reunions and by simple acceptance and loving forgiveness.  We have been led by God and carry so many precious memories of his faithful presence in our hearts.  We never would have been able to stay all these years without your help.  Thank you for praying for us, for supporting us, and just for plain old caring for us.

We had a bonfire the other night to celebrate! 40 years! Thank you, 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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