Corona virus

Yes, the virus is alive and well in South Africa.  We are under “lockdown”, only being allowed to venture out for food, medications, or banking needs.  I have been to the grocery store, and the highway is pretty empty, with the stores functioning at much less than normal trade.  That changes today, because right now, at the end of the month, the lines will be a mile long as people collect their pensions and grants and paychecks at the ATMs and grocery stores. It normally is very crowded each month end, so with the Covid19 limitations of 50 people in a store at a time, the situation will most likely become a zoo.  It becomes very difficult to maintain social distance when so many people are waiting together.  The old and the vulnerable have no special line or privilege, so they must expose themselves in order to get their money in order to live.  Lord have mercy, may this virus pass quickly!

We are thankful to live on a farm, with plenty of open space to enjoy, ponds to swim in, flowers and fruits to be wowed about.

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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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