In transit in Yaounde

It seems like no matter where we are, what place we might pass through, Roy loves to help out with gardening/farming/anything to do with plants.  He is happiest when he’s got dirt under his fingernails and leaf litter on his feet.  He was able to help the Stokers get their evergreen back up and standing strong after a very destructive storm. blog-roy-ag

We were asked to be in Yaounde for a week in order to renew our ID cards, so we complied.  Because of red tape, illness, and frustrating power outages while helping others with their IDs, our friendly local agent was very busy during that week.  He didn’t get around to helping us until the day before we were to fly out.  We were praying and hoping we could get them that day.  Imagine our relief when we went through the process in not 3 days like the previous colleagues’ timing, but 1.5 hours!!  The office now having a scanner for fingerprints as well as for signatures, and being assigned a very pleasant person to help us were gifts to be much appreciated.  I usually leave the “distinguishing marks/features” blank.  I mean, I don’t have a scar down the side of my face or a withered arm.  We sure were tickled when the data input lady filled it out for me.  Apparently prescription glasses and “thin lips” are my distinguishing features!  LOL!!!  This was on the temporary paper copy.  I can’t wait to see that in colorful plastic, signed and sealed!

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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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