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Last day gifts as we left CAR

Our last day in CAR came upon us way too fast.  We had lots of sweet goodbyes, including the women’s group coming and, at my request, singing one of my favorite songs.  As they finished up, we heard the news

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Church and hospital goodbyes

I am undone, overwhelmed with being loved.  So many people saying thank you.  Hugs and tears and breaking your heart words of love and encouragement, about our 21 years in CAR and about Dad’s passing away, emotions running in deep

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Passing on the gift

We have been blessed by the gift of this wonderful, now old, pick-up for about 16 years.  Covenant Women funded the purchase of this Toyota Hilux, back in 2002, and asked that it be dedicated to helping women and children. 

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Taken to court

Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning!  Isaiah 61:3

Our God is an awesome God, he can turn tears of sorrow into tears of joy.  I had made a simple reference in our August newsletter to “tough times

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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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Sharing

After our little farm family church one Sunday, the farm manager’s wife suggested that we use our offering to bless the poor and needy across the river, rather than just amassing our bit of cash to pay for our Sunday

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Making soap locally

CEFA hosted a seminar on soap making for the local women’s self-help groups.   Using the abundant supply of palm oil at the CEFA farm, the women learned how to make soap.  The downside is the need to find (not locally

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Anton

Our dear friend and colleague, Anton, is resigning from his position as Africa coordinator with the Swedish mission’s Interact.  There is a committee to take his place, with ex-missionaries (we know them all and think they are great choices) heading

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May 1st was Labor Day

Yes, it was 2 weeks ago, but we did celebrate Labor Day with the CEFA employees.  We had a nice meal and Roy gave a quick but very encouraging talk.  Oh, how I love gozo!!  Some years they have a

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Bookkeeping!

Jeff S. is our field accountant, and he recently ran an internal audit on my CAR bookkeeping.  Since Roy and I are the only Covenant missionaries in CAR, one of us has to be treasurer.  Guess who gets the job? 

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