Pastor Bertelot Bedagba is back at Gamboula


When we first arrived at Gamboula back in 1998, yes!, about 17 years ago now, Past. B was our next door neighbor and he was the mission hospital’s chaplain.  He went on to pastor churches in a couple of different villages, but he’s back at Gamboula now, as pastor to the flock here, not as chaplain this time.  A couple of weeks ago they had a blessing ceremony to welcome him officially and to pray over him and his wife.
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His son, Calvin, in the background playing the guitar, was only about 8 years old when they were neighbors to us here back in the day.  It’s fun to see him all grown up and interested in being a part of the choir.  He sure got tall, passing up his dad by leaps and bounds!!! He’s got to be at least 6’2″.blog past bb2 blog Past. BBTraditionally the newly welcomed pastor couple is greeted by the congregation filing past, shaking hands, murmuring blessings, bumping foreheads or cheeks, once on the left, twice on the right!  We look forward to his shepherding, may the Lord bless him and his wife!

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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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