Please pray for our Ardys

Yes, well, this IS an old photo of my stepmom, Ardys, but it’s one of my favorites.  I love that she is proudly wearing a bead necklace made by one of her grandchildren; this was at the gathering for my dad’s memorial 10 years ago.

Ardys is in the hospital.  Less than a month ago she was functioning pretty well, on her own, in her apartment in Hemet, California.  She has faded very quickly, shockingly to us, her family.  She is on hospice daily visits as of this evening, Sunday 3/21.  I am thankful to be in California for other reasons, making it possible for me to be, in about a week, with my sister who has carried the burden of responsibility and could use a helping hand right now.  Would you pray for Ardys, that God’s presence would give her peace.  Would you pray for us as we face the no contact rule that so many have faced with loved ones this past year – it is hard to think of her, all alone, even though she is to the point of showing no reaction or response to people around her and she might not even know we were there if we could be there.  Heart breaking.  Thanks for your prayers.

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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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