Thanksgiving at Gamboula!

We were a huge crowd, what with 2 Wycliffe families from our nearby banking town, and Dr. Isac from Sweden, and 6.x Norens here. Our normal 13 people was swelled to 28!! It was a great time of fellowship and too much food, and an actual turkey!


This is Ag Director, Benoit, enjoying his first ever taste of turkey. Yes, that is a turkey drumstick – the turkey was not huge, nothing like a butterball in the states, but we enjoyed it!

Later in the day we gathered together again for leftovers and pie. We sang and shared our thanks. We are blessed and have very full, thankful hearts for all the Lord has done and is doing!

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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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1 Response to Thanksgiving at Gamboula!

  1. Dave Wood says:

    I wasn’t with a crowd of 28, but we had a good group: Cully & Vivian Edstrom, Bob Peterson, Mary Beth (Edstrom) Kavacic, her husband, Kurt and children Andrew and Rachel, James, Judy, Gabe, Wes and Madeline Edstrom, plus two Chinese visitors, who are spending about10 months studying in the US. (Their “English names” are Luke and Michael). Oh, yeah, I was there too. Had a great time, and saw Detroit get robbed when their coach didn’t throw his red flag at an obvious (to all the replay monitors) infraction, and Houston went on to win the game in OT. I’m not really a Detroit fan, but I was pulling them to upset Houston, which has one of the best records in the NFL (if not the best). Had a great time also. (I never know if when I hit “return” it will kick me out of the comment or not.) I also had the privilege of singing in two performances of the Messiah this Saturday and Sunday. I enjoyed it—and was glad that people couldn’t hear me when I got lost in the music!
    Dave

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