At home, at last!

During our quarantine of 14 days we painted and cleaned and built cupboards and bookshelves to complete the work in our little granny flat that has been built on the back of Josh and Kimia’s farmhouse.  Roy was amazing, putting

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The repatriation trip!!!

After a month and half extra time in South Africa (we were due to leave June 2nd, but left July 14th), with confusion and coping with lockdown rules (no regular international flights, only restricted repatriation flights) and big hopes and

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Saying goodbye to South Africa for awhile

What a heart wrenching time, saying goodbye to South Africa for awhile.  We thoroughly enjoyed and our last times with family and just a few friends, stretching the lockdown rules just a tad.  We drank in the beauty of God’s

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Fence at Back 2 Eden, South Africa, is done!

We needed to close off the top side of the farm with fencing to help prevent thieves from entering.  A lot of work went into clearing the fence line.  I don’t know if you remember, but Roy and Zweli put

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Solar water pump at CEFA in CAR

We are so thankful for all the great work by Water for Good.  They installed a solar water pump out at the CEFA farm, and it is running well.  No fuel costs, and the well is keeping up with the

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Tractor! New to us!

We had planned for long to get a used tractor for the Back 2 Eden farm, and Covid slowed us down even more than usual for the purchase.  We are so thankful for this machine which our Back 2 Eden

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Soon on our way! Thanks for your prayers

We’re just about ready for takeoff.  Thanks to your prayers and an awesome travel agent, we hope to arrive in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon (July 15th)!  Yippee!  Now for our usual sad goodbyes and joyful hellos, doing that balancing act

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Thankful for Maddie’s visit

Our 13 year old granddaughter, Maddie, came to us just before lockdown, in mid-March.  We have stayed pretty much at home, except for walks on the beach and grocery shopping at the mall.  Just this last week, as lockdown rules

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Please pray for flights to the U.S. for us

On Friday we had purchased Turkish Air tickets to Chicago, only to have them cancelled on Sunday morning.  We had been keeping our eyes open for flights and were excited to think we were going to be home by July

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Kids on vacation? Put ’em to work!

The kids are on vacation, yes, and they do enjoy lots of free time play time, but they always are ready to help if you ask them.  This past week they’ve been busy with:

planting a fruit/ornamental hedge around the

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