Visiting our friends

We were welcomed royally to BB & S’s village and we were given the newly furnished guest room to stay overnight.  The beds are brick frame, dirt and gravel filled, with a layer of heavy plastic, then cardboard/very thin plywood, then a bedspread.  A new type of bed for us!!

I’m thankful we brought a mosquito net – not pleasant to think of this mama spider dropping on my face in the night!

We had brought along camping mats and bedrolls and even a mosquito net, so we were fine, but what about their everyday/night existence?  They cook over open fires, wash their clothes in the river,

toil in their gardens under the hot sun,

haul their drinking and cooking water from wells, and just plain make do with what they have.

The women from a couple of co-ops brought meals to share with us, though I’m sure it was not easy to stretch what they had.  While Roy & BB went to another village, they came with 3 different breakfasts for me!  May the Lord bless them!

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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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