Three little blossoms

Over the course of a few weeks, we watched this little viola send out one, two, three beautiful flowers, in spite of having its roots in the crease of the cement of the front steps.

At the same time we were watching these three budding beauties growing, blossoming, most of the time joyful and loving, some of the time not so much so – just like any kids anywhere.  It filled my heart with joy to be able to be there, to live life with them, and to understand how to pray for them, to hope that their roots will sink deep into good soil and water as they turn into young women who want to love the Lord.  To continue to pray that they will bloom in spite of difficulties, maybe even because of difficulties as it helps them develop character.  It was hard this morning to leave these little ones, but I am so thankful for our time together AND thankful for email and phone connections that get better all the time.

Maia, Emrie, and Maddie on M & M’s first day of school 

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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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