Friends settling on our side of the river

On my way in to the mission one day, I came upon a huge herd of very healthy-looking cattle going in the opposite direction, ie, into the bush around the CEFA farm. There were big fat mamas and papas and lots of various sized calves, and it took 3 Fulani (of the Degereeji clan) men to herd them down the road and out of the way of my truck. Following behind were a few women and children, with their household possessions loaded on their donkeys’ backs. Notice she’s also bringing a chicken along.  This, along with news of other refugee Fulani friends’ cattle on our side of the river, was good news. The Fulani community in general considers Gamboula and its immediate surrounds a safe place to be, especially as long as the UN sticks around.

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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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