Story number 3 for 19 Nov 2002

By November 19, 2002

(USA)–Despite signs of deadlock in the Ivory Coast peace talks, both rebels and government negotiators are still trying to work toward peace. Among those keenly interested in the negotiations, are the missionaries who were evacuated from Bouake following a deadly uprising this fall. Evangelical Baptist Mission’s Alana Carmichael gives her take. “Most everybody has been displaced, and [they’re] trying to figure out what they’re going to do next. Most of our colleagues that we speak with are in a holding pattern. Some of them are looking at different ministry options, hoping that within a year, things will settle down. Right now, it doesn’t look real good; the rebels have walked out of peace talks.” Carmichael adds: “Our big concern is that you would pray for the Christian nationals that have been left behind. With a phone call, almost, we were able to have our country get us out. They’re stuck there, and most of them are being persecuted.” The Carmichael family is staying at D&D Missionary Homes in Florida while in the United States.

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