Shantytown nursery school veggie garden

At Masinenge, the shantytown near us that I’ve shared about before, there is a nursery school, run by Abounding Hope, that takes in 50 children 5 days a week so that their parents can go to work.  Next to

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Leopard Rock

Leopard Rock is a favorite spot of ours, to go for a Sunday drive and eat on the deck of the restaurant that overlooks the gorge.  Hornbills  hang around in the trees near by, waiting for people to toss them

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Zweli

Zweli, the farm manager, and Roy’s buddy in all ag work, had a birthday this month!  We took him a cake and sang happy birthday to him and he was blown away.  Just over a cake and a little loving

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CAR presidency – please pray!

Please pray for peace in CAR as elections loom on the horizon.  The two most recent ex-presidents are now in the country.  The eastern 2/3 of the country is still held by rebels, who entered in 2013 to oust one,

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Rita and her kids

 

Rita runs a nursery school for 130+ kids, ages 1-5.  Well, she had 130 last year and is waiting to see what this year will bring.  She has a hard time saying no to the parents who desperately need

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Jackfruit – first fruit!!!

Wow!  A jackfruit ripened on the farm!  We are excited to see the first fruits of lots of loving labor.  It happened to be Gary’s birthday so we opened it for him to try first.  You can tell from the

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Delighted to have dear buddies visit

Mike and Mindy, best buddies from  college  days, are here with us for a week’s visit.  We are excited to be able to share what’s going on in our lives here in South Africa, and they get to see first

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Thankful

A strangler fig was trying to take over a lovely jacaranda tree on the farm, and Zweli chopped into it to begin the tedious process of removing it.  I guess he got distracted by other projects, and just a few

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Christmas

We had a lovely Christmas, full of friends and family, carols and candles, and we hope you did, too, remembering always the real reason for Christmas.  God’s love.  God’s free gift of grace.  As we look forward to 2020, our

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New kids on the block

Our first ever vanilla pod, coffee plants full of cherries, and a new flower are among the sights on the farm nowadays.

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