Failure to communicate

Sometimes when we have a conversation in Sango or Fulfulde, the wires can get crossed.  What we think we hear and what we are completely convinced that we made clear can turn into figments of our imagination.  When Roy got all packed up and ready to go on a village trip with the director, he ended up waiting and actually never going.  This turned out to be a good thing – we needed to process the news of the increase of local banditry and make a prayerful decision about moving on to the mission for a few days.  So, this frustration turned into a blessing.

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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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