We left our little house on the CEFA farm in CAR and returned to our kids’ home and our ministries in South Africa. The feelings are mixed. Peace remains the standard in Gamboula, so we, of course, try to second guess our decision to leave. We have had overwhelming encouragement and approval from our mission leaders and our family and friends about our move, but I think it will never be easy to leave those you love for others that you love, no matter the circumstances. It is a way of life for us. Bittersweet, to miss being with a dear Fulani friend who is now in the Gamboula mission hospital, to miss being a part of handing out the newly printed Ajamiiya script Fulfulde bibles, and to miss seeing my dear Fulani buddy, R, who is in the midst of cancer treatment. Sweet, to be reunited with family and friends, to jump right back into work, and to see the joy on people’s faces as we interact again here in South Africa. Would you pray for us to be fully present here and now, to always make our home a home sweet home, and to give the gift of full attention and love to whoever we might be with, wherever we might be? Please keep praying for CAR, for peace and reconciliation, for forgiveness and love to abound. Please pray for South Africans’ hearts to be touched with God’s love.
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