Desiré, the guy with the green thumb

Desiré moved to our area about a year and a half ago, coming originally to work for our colleagues, the Cones, and always keeping the hope of settling here and working in gardening and farming. He has been a boon to us, showing up at the door with wonderful fresh veggies to sell. He definitely has a green thumb. Because he is such a high energy guy, he has been chosen to be the manager of the model farm that is being established in part by CEFA. This model farm will have regular crops such as peanuts and corn and manioc, but it will also have extensive vegetable gardens and fish ponds and hopefully a pair for oxen for plowing the fields. Here is the house being built out at the farm:

Here are some veggie gardens already on the way to production, and that’s Desiré, outstanding in his field. Smile.

Here are the fishponds being reconstructed.

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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2 Responses to Desiré, the guy with the green thumb

  1. Janet Z says:

    Is this the Desire from the nutrition garden at Yaloke? He wasn’t exactly what we’d call a high energy guy, at the time but… just wondering.

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  2. danforth says:

    I’m not sure this Desire ever worked at Yaloke, I believe he mostly was in Bouar. He is definitely high energy!!! He gets up at 4 in the morning in order to get all his veggies watered before he goes to work at the new place. He comes often with beautiful veggies to sell, and we are happy to buy them!

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