The Grace Brethren church in Lititz, Pennsylvania (Scott Distler, pastor) currently has a ministry team in the Central African Republic (pictured). In part, they are visiting orphan children they sponsor as a church. Click here to see a short video by Grace’s music and worship pastor, Matt McElravy, as he introduces you to several of the Lititz-sponsored children.
In addition, daily updates are being posted on Pastor Scott Distler’s blog at http://www.folkslisten.blogspot.com/
Here is part of today’s report from team member Mike McCracken:
In the market and walking back gave me several opportunities with people to make eye contact, smile, greet, and extend a handshake. While most speak Sango and/or French, a few spoke some English which makes it easier for me to extend conversation.
After lunch at the missionary complex the afternoon was free to catch up on journaling, reading, rest, and preparing for Sunday and our trip up country on Monday.
At 4:00 we went over to the US Ambassador’s residence to swim in their pool. US missionaries have an invitation from the Ambassador’s family to use the pool.
After dinner and clean up we spent some time with several of the missionaries, playing cards and talking.
As I’m typing this it is raining hard which is very unusual during dry season. It caused the neighborhood to quiet except for the sound of frogs croaking.
Sunday morning will take us to our Cattin partnership for worship. John Kegarise will be sharing with the group. And we all will be able to connect with the church family. On Wednesday we will return to Cattin while school is in session.
Monday and Tuesday will take us up country to our two schools in Bossangoa. This is a huge answer to prayer for our team to travel up to this area.
The missionary staff is a huge blessing to our team. They work well together and work hard to take care of us and the logistics of our itinerary.
The internet has been difficult to connect to the last couple of days. I will stay in touch as often as I can.
Thanks so much for praying. The team has been healthy and blessed. The next several days will be long and full (and will include meals in the villages).