Leopard Rock

Leopard Rock is a favorite spot of ours, to go for a Sunday drive and eat on the deck of the restaurant that overlooks the gorge.  Hornbills  hang around in the trees near by, waiting for people to toss them french fries – probably not the best diet for a wild bird, right?

Leopard Rock itself is a rock overhanging a deep gorge, and is so-called because long ago leopards were seen resting there.  Now it’s a photo-op; you pay 5 Rand, about 35 cents, and you go take your life into your own hands.  Roy and I have always been chicken to go out and pose, but when Mike and Mindy had no qualms about going out on it, we gained the courage to do it.  These pictures are NOT photo-shopped.  I’m getting butterflies in my stomach just looking at them, remembering what it felt like out on that rock!

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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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