The following update and prayer request on the situation in Cameroon, where many Grace Brethren refugees from the unrest in Chad have fled, is from Mike Taylor of Grace Brethren International Missions:
Greetings to all,
I have been in contact with Frank Puhl (Assistant Regional Director for GBIM in Africa) as well as Karen Foster (GBIM missionary living in Yaoundé).
Our team as well as other missionaries in Cameroun have not been harmed as a result of recent political instability.
The instability was sparked by a taxi strike (most people rely upon taxi transport) that quickly escalated into riots in the Douala (seaport – large city). That unrest spread to Yaoundé where our staff live and work.
Karen has been in touch with the Momeyers (Jim, Deb, and kids) and they too are okay.
Our prayer is that this unrest will not escalate into what we have seen in neighboring countries over the past several years.
We are also praying for the safety of our missionary and national family.
Frank Puhl and I will continue to monitor this situation with our team.
Thanks for your phone calls, emails, and most of all for your prayers.
Africa Regional Director