Passing on the gift

This truck has gotten us through plenty of horrible road situations

Transport in this place is not easy to find

We have been blessed by the gift of this wonderful, now old, pick-up for about 16 years.  Covenant Women funded the purchase of this Toyota Hilux, back in 2002, and asked that it be dedicated to helping women and children.  Over the years we could not count the number of rides given, goods and belongings transported, and visits to villages made.  If only you could have personally heard the thanks spoken, oftentimes with qualifying statements like, “without that ride, our sister would have died” or “without the meds you brought from Yaounde, I would still be seriously ill”.   This truck made it possible for Aleta to make her twice weekly visits to her Fulani/Muslixm friends across the river border into Cameroon for the now 5 years since all Muslixms were chased out of CAR.  This truck made it possible for us get quickly out of harm’s way during evacuations and troubles, and provided a safe and reliable way to get to and fro no matter the reason.  We are so thankful to have had the use of it, and are now, as we retire from CAR missions, passing it on for the use of Covenant missionaries in DRC.  May the Lord bless it and all travels made with it, and may it last for another 16 years!

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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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