Welcome to the Friends of CIDEL website!


Here are some updates on the situation in the CAR: Uncertain Labor: Central African Republic's Maternal Mortality Crisis (Washington Post, June 10);  Central African Republic Hit by Polio Outbreak (Journal du Carmeroun, May 29); Central African Massacres Leaves More than Fifty Dead (Washington Post, May 23); Some Uneasy as Central African Rebublic, Rebels, Make Peace (Washington Post, February 6); Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (December 12);  In addition, according to Business Insider, of the 25 poorest countrries on earth, the CAR is the poorest of the poor! 


Click here for December 2018 article from Encompass World Partners with a link to a video and a giving portal! 


Although first published in December of 2016, this article and video capture the suffering of the people of the C.A.R. 


Notification from U.S. Dept. of State issued May 24, 2018 (this shows the seriousness of the current situation in the CAR)

Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime and civil unrest.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common.

Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside the Embassy compound.


Click on "Projects" tab to see the latest exciting news on the status of the Chapel/Center of Ethics to be built on the campus of Bangui University!  UPDATED 04/01/2016.  ALSO check out prayer request page for a special prayer requests concerning this project!    **** 1/31/2017 --- Chapel is now up and running! Please pray for the ministry that will happen in and through this facility! Check out the PROJECTS page for a January 31st update from Dr. Hibaile! 


Many thanks for taking time to visit the Friends of CIDEL website to learn more about my ministry of CIDEL in the Central African Republic. I am excited to share with you all that God is doing in my country to advance His Kingdom. I invite you to review all of the information on this site so that you can pray about how God might be calling you to partner with our work as we train and encourage African leaders to think, live, and act Biblically. May God richly bless you and your family.

Dr. Augustin Hibaile


Dr. Augustin Hibaile and his wife Marie Helen