Roy & I just went to visit our colleagues, BB & S, in their village in Cameroon.  You might recall these are the gifted friends who have rebuilt their lives with Fulani friends and ag co-ops in spite of being refugees from the CAR war.  They live their lives fully with their neighbors, sharing what they have, teaching what they know, loving with God’s own grace-filled love.  They work side by side in the co-op gardens, they visit the sick, they share bible stories, and they share in celebrations.

While in N, Roy and BB traveled to another village, about 3 hrs of horrific roads away, but Roy said it was totally worth it.  The guys were so excited about learning about farming and co-ops, they know and trust BB.

While the guys were visiting that village, I walked out to the women’s co-op garden with S.

Weeding so that the peanut plants (in the blue lines) can flourish

As we followed a crazy winding path and crossed three footbridges,  I was struck by those crossings.

They were simple but strong enough to get us to the other side, and they made me think of S & BB.  Loving simply and fully, building relationships with the strength of God holding them up, building bridges to help friends cross over from misunderstandings and ignorance to come to know the Lord.  Please pray for this couple and their community of true friends, that God would use S & BB to bless them with the knowledge of his loving grace.

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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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