Christianity Rediscovered

This book by Donovan, written in the 70’s, is quite the thought provoker!  As a Catholic priest, working in East Africa, he begins his journey in this book with wondering why, after 100 years in the area, there is no Masai church, no body of Masai believers.  There are hospitals, schools, good works, but no healthy, growing in the faith Masai.  He decides to commit  to visiting, consistently,  a certain group of villages, without taking anything with him.  No lure of medical treatment or lessons on reading, just a commitment to talk about God and how a relationship with Jesus changes lives.  Some comments in the book will border, for many I am sure, on the heretical, but the overall idea and the results that came about are worth the read and worth the thought and prayer that must result from seriously considering his approach.

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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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