Flat tires

In South Africa, the week before we left, we had a flat – a very rare occasion for Sam and Anna,blog S.A. flat

but then on our way from Yaounde, Cameroon, to Gamboula, we had a flat on our truck as well.  Too bad that we were driving on very bumpy road and the air conditioner was making alot of noise so we didn’t notice it right away.  That, my friends, was a brand new BF Goodrich – really! only 1 week’s use on the truck!  We are thankful that the rim wasn’t damaged.  We were blessed by a huge patch of shade; a mango tree planted in front of 2 huts out there in the boonies.  A couple of guys pitched in to help Roy and provided a bench for me to sit on.blog flat

Roy gave the inner tube to the guys who helped him change the tire – here they are wrestling it out.  blog flat Yde Gla (2)Okay, that’s enough flats for awhile – we put alot of miles on our truck and rarely have to change a tire.  Thank you for your prayers for us as we travel, we know that we have been blessed for many, many years.


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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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2 Responses to Flat tires

  1. ziegelbaur says:

    I just showed this to Ron. His comment: “Oh no! That was brand new!”
    Sorry. Or should I say, “shame.”

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  2. danforth says:

    Yup. Shame. Double shame.

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