Walking down memory lane

One of the tasks we need to accomplish while in California is to digitize Mom’s years and years of artwork and photo albums, loose family photos including some dating back to the 1800’s, and Dad’s slides.  Roy’s guessing that he

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Mom

Mom is very quiet these days, and we wonder what things go through her still beautiful head.  When we walked into the room after not seeing her for a year, her face lit up like a Christmas tree!   She sure

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Two beauties at Back 2 Eden

Meanwhile, back at the Back 2 Eden farm in South Africa, flowers and grandchildren are blossoming.  Anna just sent us this picture of the jade vine by the nursery tunnel blooming, with our sweet Elaina peeking from behind.  Two beauties!!  

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Good news from CEFA!

We are so grateful for cell phones and whatsapp!  Just this week we got some photos of our buddies BB and N’s smiling faces, and heard some news of how things are going.  N and CEFA’s new director, D, visited

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Donatien and the CEFA crew

Reports, overdue, are just coming in from CEFA in CAR and Roy is having a bit of difficulty with communication via texting and email.  Please pray that the information can be gathered and translated and sent to our very generous

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Busy, busy

August has flown by, full of Zoom meetings and reports, working on our new home and yard, and of course enjoying doing life with our kids and grandkids right next door.  We have been able to join in on many

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Pray for Zweli

Please pray for Zweli, our Back 2 Eden farm manager, as he runs the Brackleys’ farm and the Back 2 Eden orchard and nursery without our normal 2-3 workers these days.  Pray for strength and continued integrity as he faces

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Please pray for B2E workers

We recently have had word of workers at Back 2 Eden having difficulties.  L lost his father before we left in July and now has lost him mom as well.  S is having trouble and absences and is thereby difficult

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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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