De forestation!

The tree next to the carport was starting to lean, the soil around the base cracking as the roots were beginning to let go.  Roy decided to take it down before it took the carport roof and hood of our

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Please pray for Timothé’s surgery

 

Timothé Turk, the youngest son of our Gamboula colleagues, Luke and Leanne, fell during a soccer game and royally messed up his shoulder.  The Turk family is now at our son’s home in South Africa, getting good medical treatment

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Internet woes and joys

A Swedish friend recently sent us this card with a French caption. I’ll translate for you:

First, you click “Serengeti”, enter, then “satellite view”, enter, then “localize”, click on “gnu”, and then, on the menu, select “recently died”.

Hey, if

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Hooray! Someone who knows their stuff is helping!

How thankful we are that CEFA again has a Fulani cowguy, I’ll call him I.H.  Because of the tense political situation up ‘til now we have had a couple of local villagers taking care of the cattle that knew absolutely

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Ag conference at the CEFA farm

Learning about composting

Shoulder to shoulder at the palm oil press

Inside as well as outside hands-on learning

We came back to CAR on Sunday, and Monday Roy hit the ground running, being a key player in the ag conference

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Covenant missionary fellowship at the beach

What could be better than this, to be with dear friends, being bathed in worship and teaching, and having plenty of time to play and visit as well?  That is where we were last week.  We were encouraged and challenged

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We were tooling along, having an interesting discussion as we always do when Annelise and Kim are around, and there, blocking our passage, was a big tree.

Kim jumped right in to help, spelling the guys chopping with the ax

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R’s phone book!

I had a wonderful time catching up with R – it’s been probably 2 years since I’d seen her.  She was once the wife of our gardener, H, and was so very helpful in the translation of health pamphlets into

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Men at work!?!?

If you’re waiting for a person in need of your help carrying heavy items in your wheelbarrowblog chillin wheelbarrow

or you’re waiting for a person who needs a ride on your motorcycle taxiblog chillin moto

or you’re waiting for someone who needs something printed

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Testimonies

On Sunday we had the privilege of seeing and hearing two women’s groups tell the world that they want to follow the Lord with all their heart, mind, and strength.  They received scarves and ribbons, but the best award that

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