Haruuna & Hammadou

ham-har-reading1109-0151Today was a fun day, translating a health tract (on scabies; ICK!) into Arabic script fulfulde, with Haruuna, our gardener’s brother. BUT the best part of my sessions with Haruuna is when his brother, Hammadou, comes in and they read out loud together from the Firm Foundations material we have, already in Fulfulde. This material is in Roman script rather than the Arabic script they are used to, so the reading is slow going. We have to stop about every other sentence and make sure they understood what they just read. It’s so great to see the little light bulbs go on over their heads when they smile and say “Yowwa” or “Asee”, indicating they are getting it! We have had some really interesting conversations so far, ranging from lions and lambs living in harmony all the way to their acceptance of the fact that we are no better than Cain, who killed his brother. They are so into this reading of God’s word, and I am very thankful to have the opportunity to be able to say to these two Musxlim brothers – God loves us SO much, and he has had a plan for each of us right from the very beginning! Haruuna is a faster reader and has had the benefit of being taught and prayed for by our dear friends, Jan & Kim Cone, who are also our son, Josh’s, parents-in-law, but Hammadou is quicker to catch on in discussions. What joy!

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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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3 Responses to Haruuna & Hammadou

  1. Scott Danforth says:

    Good to have this to check in on! We are praying for you guys and the ag project. It’s getting wintry around here. We love you.

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  2. Jenny Folsom says:

    WoW!!! you have a blog! I’m so excited! I will enjoy reading about your ministry and work with the Fulani! It is so interesting to me. It will be great to see more of what our support and prayers are for. You all are in our prayers. One question….why do you put an “x” in the word Muslim?
    Love, Jenny

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  3. Dad & Mom says:

    This is slick, your having a blog! This is the first blog we have connected to, and like the idea where we can get some details and photos of your activities. Happy Thanksgiving! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dad & Mom

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