Retirement party at CEFA

June 21st we woke up at 4 am to the sound of gentle rain falling.  Normally that would be a very welcome sound, but that day was the day of our retirement party, to take place outside.  Thankfully the rain lasted only a couple of hours. The CEFA crew had worked hard at creating a protected place, borrowing tarps from everyone they could – this to protect from the sunshine as well as the possibility of rain.  As it happened, the sunshine was intense until the afternoon downpour when the party was over.  The speakers were protected from the blazing sun by umbrella, and the audience by tarps.  The four of us, Roy & I and Benoit & Laurentine, were honored that day, touched by the love and thankfulness expressed of so many in so many ways.

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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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