Sometimes the CEFA cattle herd make their way from their pastures, through a left-open gate, across the bridge, and up the hill into the orchards.  I ran into them on my afternoon walk, and there wasn’t anyone around so I tried to herd them.  It seemed simple.  Get a stick and wave it around to get them to go down the road, back to their corral.  Not simple.  I only succeeded in getting them to crash into a nearby jackfruit tree, their being oblivious to the fact that the branches were down to their knees and not particularly yielding, just wanting to get away from the crazy lady with the stick I guess.  The cattle herder’s sons came soon after that and very skillfully got them walking down the road, not through the trees and bushes!   We all have our God given gifts, and I guess I’ll stick to nursing and hanging out with friends without horns.

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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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