Brian, Anne & Maddie, YAY!!!

Our Maddie arrived, accompanied by her great Uncle Brian and great Aunt Anne, even in the face of covid19’s beginning stages for us.  We had an absolutely delightful time with Brian and Anne, taking in the zip line and Lake Eland animals and Leopard Rock photos.  It was wonderful that they could do that all with Maddie so she could have a bit of her Africa experience with her dear auntie and uncle.  They did decide to try to get their planned tour in before heading back to the states, so they picked up their rental car and took off, with many prayers carrying them that’s for sure.  They got a few days in, and seeing the photos it seems they had a lovely time after they left us, though they had to cut their time short and rush to Joburg to get on one of the last flights out of South Africa before the airlines stopped their flights.  Brian and Anne are now safe and sound, back in the Chicago area.  We are thankful to have a guestroom and close by things to do.  We are thoroughly enjoying Maddie – she sleeps in our guest bedroom but spends most of her time up at the kids’ house.

She has a desk in Sawyer and Elaina’s schoolroom, and they all do online homeschool together.  We’ve already had all sorts of adventures with her, from zipline to beach to animals to braai (bbq) with friends, and on and on.  She’s a good helper and she seems to love it here, with lots of laughter and good talks happening.  We are so thankful that she is with us, and of course we would appreciate your prayers for her, that she would remain healthy and would learn and grow in mind and heart, understanding more about the God who loves each of us so much.

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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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