On Heaven and Earth In Congo.

Great story, great moment.

Going to the Sea

Oubangui River During dry season in Impfondo, Congo, the Oubangui River narrows and slows. Miles of wide sand beaches surface like beige river monsters, shimmery and hot, until the river interrupts them.

If the barge docks don’t lie, the river will rise thirty feet when the rains come, but for now it’s quiet with women schussing barefoot along the river carrying cassava on their heads and babies on their backs.

If you’re a doctor at Pioneer Christian Hospital, and not busy dispensing ARVs or convincing beautiful black women who’ve destroyed their skin with lightening creams not to split for the witch doctor, you can grab your family and trot down the cliffs to the miles of open sand. There, new and old friends are waiting.image

Tonight it’s a little cold to swim, so we camp out on an old tarp left behind by the UN. We eat avocado and pineapple sandwiches and…

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One thought on “On Heaven and Earth In Congo.

  1. Thanks Amy for sharing this. I can almost imagine myself there with you under the stars. What an amazing God we have. He is the same yesterday, today and forever! What a privilege to be His child. Lots of love to you both. Carolyn xx

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