A strangler fig was trying to take over a lovely jacaranda tree on the farm, and Zweli chopped into it to begin the tedious process of removing it.  I guess he got distracted by other projects, and just a few days later the fig was sending out roots to recover its position around the tree.

I’m guessing each of you can think of many parallels to this situation in your own lives, something or someone hanging on tenaciously, even after severe treatment, maybe good, maybe evil…   I just want to thank God for his creation; inventive, colorful, crazy, wild and wonderful.  Each animal or plant being instilled with an instinct to hang on tenaciously to life.  I’m reading Genesis and “the Lord saw all that he had made and it was very good!”  Boy is it good.  We daily enjoy the colors, sights, sounds that God made and we are thankful!

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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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