For the fourth time since 2014, Alain has been in Bangui with Pastor Maurice from Bethany Mission and several pastors from the apostolic church.

A large number of children have adapted to a life lived in tents, and many others were born in such conditions.  They are “displaced families” resulting from the civil war that has been going on for at least 10 years.

The international United Nations’ forces is trying to restore peace to be the country, but it is still a long way from being safe and calm.

The truth is that children have a special place in God’s heart and in the Church.  Now is the time for rebuilding after the terrible events that have broken-up so many families.

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With pastors Bangué and Goeleyen, Alain spent several days reading and discussing the Bible with students at two colleges, the Institut Supérieur de Théologie and Institut Biblique Béthanie. 

The Central African AME team and Alain met with children from several schools and led them in singing, reading God’s Word, discussion and prayer.

We also visited a little girl of 6 who now lives in the Fondation A. Burkhart orphanage around 20 kilometers from Bangui (the capital city).

One morning, led by the government and a number of international organisations, the displaced tent-families took down their camp to go back to their towns or villages, despite the dangers that still exist throughout the country. 

A very curious monkey watched all the comings and goings and the few remaining children.

Rebecca went back to her orphans in another orphanage in Bangui.