Used tea bags and hiccups

During the Kerls (Covenant mission’s Africa regional coordinators) recent visit, we did our best to host them well, but, you know, the best laid plans of mice and men…
John came down with what we now think was the flu while at our place, and of course we were trying to think of the worst case scenarios and gave him meds that he really didn’t need. He recovered nicely, but he had an interesting side effect that lasted quite some time even after he felt better. He had frequently recurring hiccups! I shared with him my favorite cure, that is after I was hopeful that he wasn’t going to toss his shoelaces anymore. Here he is, demonstrating:

You bend over and drink water from the opposite lip of a cup, at least a couple gulps, and the hiccups disappear! Not 100% effective, but at least in the 90’s! John was thrilled to be able to get rid of the nuisance, as they kept coming back. On our 10 hour or so truck trip to Yaounde last Friday, we had frequent hiccup and stretch stops. Smile.
Okay, so we arrive in the big city and the hostess with the mostest (me, ha!) realizes that she forgot to bring along some coffee, so Letha, the main coffee drinker in our group of 6 who shared the guest house lodgings, improvised:

Okay, Letha, how many USED teabags does it take to make a decently strong, read wannabe coffee, cup of tea?

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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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