Brooms revisited

The ladies at our Thursday meeting keep on making brooms – there must be a constant demand for them. They do wear out when you sweep the dirt clear around your house daily. I thought I’d send along some pictures of our friends at work, since the last time I sent just the info without the characters.

Stripping the leaf off the stems

They use various blades – in this picture you’ll see a knife blade without a handle on the right, an old sardine can lid in the middle, and half of a double edged razor blade on the left. After they strip the leaves, they bundle the stems together in a broom.

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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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