Rules and regulations

Back in CAR, we were told that, in order to walk in to the airport snack bar, we had to wear proper clothing, which did NOT include flip flops, shorts, or tank tops, nor machetes and guns.  An interesting combination of restrictions, right?

Then we got to South Africa where our American heritage of “no shoes, no shirt, no service” flew out the window as we witnessed people of all ages in malls and restaurants, barefoot.  Now, during lockdown, new rules prevail.  The “no mask; no service” makes sense, but the rules about only being able to purchase winter clothes is an interesting one.  We are soon to morph from level 4 to level 3, so this will ease up.   Meanwhile, we continue to be careful, to wear masks, to make sure of social distance when we are out and about for shopping or walks.

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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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