Saying goodbye to our buddies

Our dear friends and colleagues in Fulani ministry, Jan & Kim Cone, will be leaving Central Africa in mid-March, starting their retirement years.  They have written such lovely but poignant stories of their goodbyes to dear Fulani friends, and I for one am not looking forward to those same goodbyes for us at the end of the summer this year.  It is sweet and noteworthy, though, that the relationships that exist are deep enough to warrant goodbye tears.  We are continuing to hope and pray that these Fulani friends that we love will understand fully how much more God loves them, that he died on the cross for them.  When we return to CAR we will miss having Jan & Kim alongside us.  Would you pray for them, that their last days in Gamboula and surrounds would be full of joy in spite of the pain of goodbyes?  That they would finish well?  Thank you!

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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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