A story on the Time magazine website this morning details news from the Central African Republic, where many Grace Brethren congregations are located. An item posted yesterday on the Project Hope and Charity Facebook page by Ginger Hock reports that Grace Brethren missionaries Barb Wooler and Doug and Jacquie Jensen are safe at the station and are looking for the earliest flights out of the country. Josh Flaningan and family, Janet Varner and Heidi Sisson are all safe in the U.S. at this time. Please continue to pray for the safe departure of Barb and Jensens and for the safety of our brothers and sisters in C.A.R.
French Troops Move Into Central African Republic
French troops moved into the Central African Republic on Friday, hours after a Thursday vote by the U.N. authorized forces to try to stabilize the country.
The French forces will look to stem violence in the capital of Bangui, where nearly 100 people died in clashes between Christians and Muslims. The latest violence promoted the U.N. vote allowing for the assistance of foreign forces.
French officials insist that their mission is limited to quelling the violence in the capital and supporting an African force.