Category Archives: Fulani/M friends

A dear friend has passed away

Hajja J, mom to some of my closest friends, and my own dear friend since our arrival to CAR 21 year ago, is gone.  She went to meet her Maker on Saturday.  She will be missed, her smile and warm

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Missing Jan & Kim

As I visit with Fulani friends on both sides of the river border, one of the questions I hear most is “how are Jan & Kim?”  We all miss them.  They left plenty of souvenirs behind, some are tangible and

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Unrest continues, in spite of peace talks

Twice over last month, our Fulani cattle caretaker, “I”, had to move the cattle off the CEFA farm to safer pastures, as the bandits/rebels of months’ past are back again.  I’s wife and children have now moved back across the

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Saying goodbye to our buddies

Our dear friends and colleagues in Fulani ministry, Jan & Kim Cone, will be leaving Central Africa in mid-March, starting their retirement years.  They have written such lovely but poignant stories of their goodbyes to dear Fulani friends, and I

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Barriers

As I cross the river back and forth twice weekly, I have to go through many barriers or checkpoints.  Some are for the CAR side, including police and immigration and customs, with the same on the Cameroon side, but with

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What is in a name?

When we arrived to a friend’s compound the other day, we found that it was naming day for the new member of the family, a 7 day old beautiful baby girl.  They make quite a big deal out of the

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Friends settling on our side of the river


On my way in to the mission one day, I came upon a huge herd of very healthy-looking cattle going in the opposite direction, ie, into the bush around the CEFA farm. There were big fat mamas and papas and

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MG can see!

My dear friend, MG, from our weekly bible stories across the river, was able to have cataract surgery this past week.  Oh my!  What joy!  She was practically blind in one eye and is working up to that in the

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Undone by B’s thoughtfulness

While doing errands after teaching a bible lesson across the river yesterday, I ran into my sweet friend, B.  I have known her practically all her life, and she has always been the huggiest, sweetest buddy for me.  She has

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H has a new grandbaby!

How sweet to meet Abduraman Sudeisi! A big name for a little guy! He is as cute as his mom and grandma, isn’t he?  I am touched, as always, by these friends’ ability to live and love and function with

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