Category Archives: Fulani/M friends

Layha; celebrating the Lord’s gift of a ram for sacrifice

Roy and I went across the river on Sunday to join our Fulani friends in the celebration of Layha or Eid-Al-Adha, the feast honoring Abraham’s willingness to give his son and God’s provision of a ram in the son’s stead. 

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Joy, joy, joy

Roy has been waiting for years for this orchid from Ecuador to bloom.   He didn’t even know what it was going to look like when he brought home a bit of root.  The waiting paid off, don’t you think?

Here

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Our dear friend and colleague has passed away

Our dear friend and colleague, Pastor B, passed away.  We were able to attend the wake, across the river, with a truck full of friends and family.  A burst of rain didn’t deter the goings on, but the construction of

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3rd cataract surgery!

My friend M had to have 3 cataract surgeries!  NO, she doesn’t have 3 eyes, she had to have a redo on her 2nd surgery.  Something went wrong, but our eye surgeon took total responsibility and redid it for

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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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