Looking together at one of the many books of her artwork. She doesn’t remember any of it, but her “wow” expression is priceless when you tell her she created them.

Mom is very quiet these days, and we wonder what things go through her still beautiful head.  When we walked into the room after not seeing her for a year, her face lit up like a Christmas tree!   She sure recognizes us, but she can’t tell you her name.  She can sing along with songs you sing together and she can feed herself, but needs to be led around if she’s up out of a chair. Our sibs Tim and Lynn take such loving and tender care of her in their home, with Tim being the primary caregiver while Lynn’s at work.  They have a lovely routine every night after she’s tucked all comfy-like in bed.  They pray a prayer asking for God’s spirit to fill them, and then they recite together the 23rd psalm, the Lord’s prayer, and then sing “the Lord bless you and keep you…” to each other. Those were the last words we heard from Dad as he passed.  We’ve been joining them while we’ve been here, and Mom sings and recites right along with us.  She is such a sweet, peaceful presence in their home, smiling wide at attention and hugs, responding with “okay” sometimes when we say we love her, which cracks us up.  It IS okay, Mom.  We can see that it is well with your soul!  God has blessed us, richly!

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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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