Night by Elie Wiesel

Sobering, heart breaking, reality checking, and intense book that I had a hard time putting down.  Elie shares his journey through WWII concentration camps with his father.  He makes some true and wonderfully strong statements, like “one person can make a difference, a difference of life and death”, and “neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim”.  He writes in poetic phrases “Never shall I forget – … that night…that smoke…the small faces of the children…those flames…”  I found it to be a book that pushes one to think about how to make a difference, how to stand for justice and hope, even in the face of great challenge.  But with these honorable feelings, how do I flesh it out in every day life?

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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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