Thankful. Very thankful.

Tim thoroughly enjoying taking care of Mom

I am thankful to be able to be in California, right now, at such a time as this, to be of help to both of our sisters and our brother-in-love.  They have been the responsible ones, they have been the family presence in our parents’ lives while we and our brothers and fams have been a long way away in Colorado, Michigan, and Africa.  I sure didn’t expect, that while I was in California, taking care of Roy’s mom while Tim and Lynn got away for the first overnight breaks since Tim started full time care of Mom in their home in October 2019, that my stepmom, Ardys, would suddenly fall ill and pass away within about a month’s time?  I grieve because I didn’t get to Southern California to be with Ardys in her last hours, although with Covid non-visitation and the speed with which she went into hospice and then passed, not even my sister, just two hours’ drive away, got in to see her.  I am thankful to be able to have been of help a little bit as my sister dealt with Ardys’ hospitalization, and I am looking forward to being with her to share some of the responsibility in taking care of the details of closing down Ardys’ apartment etc.  I am thankful that the Lord made it possible for me to get vaccinated and to be here for my dental implant placement.  Perfect timing.

I am also very thankful for your prayers, phone calls, notes, cards and flowers.  I feel deeply loved and very blessed.  Thank you for caring, caring enough to let me know it.

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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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