Blessings for new deacons and deaconesses

Our helper in our home, Sylvie, recently was asked to be a deaconess in the local church.  She took some time to pray about it, at first not sure of accepting the position.  After consideration, she felt that even though she sees negative things happening in the church right now, she wanted to say yes to God, to give her time to helping make things better in the church.   As usual, they do ceremonies with pomp and pizazz, and this one was no exception.  Sylvie took part in a week-long training session, with lots of bible study and lots of how-to’s within a deacon/deaconess’ job description; like how to help with communion and how to lead a graveside service if the pastor can’t make it.  The ceremony at the end of the week was complete with a very good teaching sermon on being a truly faithful follower of Jesus.  Please pray for the local church, that it would serve outward and shine brightly for the Lord.

Pastor Julius in full regalia

The choir has new outfits, no longer robes

The newly blessed deaconesses and deacons, all in white

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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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