Here is an update from former GBIM missionary Eddie Mensinger on the recent accident in the Central African Republic just before the opening of the pastors’ conference:
A truck hauling pastors from the South Paoua District had an accident just south of Yaloke. The driver was going down a hill when apparently something in the direction broke and he rolled over, throwing out the passengers in the back of the truck.
Pastor Yanguendji Thomas was killed instantly. He was the pastor at the Gozion I church. Another pastor, Saramandji Polycarpe, had a broken leg, broken collar bone and some other injuries. He is still in the hospital here in Bangui called Amitie Communautaire. There were a total of 18 injured but all the others have been released from the hospital.
Otherwise the conference is off to a good start. They had a parade this morning and I had the privilege of bringing the opening message this afternoon. Please greet all our friends in Winona Lake.