Ardys has passed away

My stepmom, Ardys Mary Asper Lundeen, passed away yesterday, March 23, after a very short month of illness and slowly but surely fading away. Thank you for your prayers for her, she didn’t linger long in pain, we believe.  It was shocking how quickly she faded, barely a month in the hospital, and in the end barely a day under medication in hospice.  We weren’t able to be with her at the last, although we were able to at least “talk” (she wasn’t totally with us mentally) on facetime.  We will remember her how we saw her on our last visit with her in 2018, content in her apartment, enjoying friends, and as always welcoming us into her world whenever we could see her.

I love how her niece, Nancy H., describes her: “brash, stylish, generous, judgmental, funny and fierce…a loving constant…”, all very fitting words to describe the woman who officially joined our family in November 1978, stepping beautifully into the role of loving wife and soon after, caring grandmother.  She will be missed. Peace to her memory.

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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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