Category Archives: Fulani/M friends

At H’s house this month

We are talking about Jesus’ last day, the cross, and then the resurrection at our ladies’ group this coming month.  We’ll watch the Jesus film in Fulfulde after that and I’m hoping and praying for deep, heartfelt reactions to Jesus’

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Bridges

Roy & I just went to visit our colleagues, BB & S, in their village in Cameroon.  You might recall these are the gifted friends who have rebuilt their lives with Fulani friends and ag co-ops in spite of being

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Visiting our friends

We were welcomed royally to BB & S’s village and we were given the newly furnished guest room to stay overnight.  The beds are brick frame, dirt and gravel filled, with a layer of heavy plastic, then cardboard/very thin plywood,

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End of Ramadan, time to celebrate with friends

The end of Ramadan feast day happened a day later than we planned, weirdly being celebrated in CAR on Tuesday and Wednesday in Cameroon.  We went and had a lovely time with 5 different households, wishing we could have squeezed

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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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