Fruit fruit fruit!

We are enjoying jakfruit and bananas and plantains and passion fruit and oranges and avocados and guavas, every day, coming out of our ears, but I had to laugh when this particular fruit, the pineapple, showed up in our kitchen!  What makes it even funnier is that we can get pineapples that are huge, sometimes 2 or 3 times the size of the ones you get in the grocery store in the U.S.  Back in Congo, there was a wondrous word, at least for me, to indicate something extremely undersized.  The reason I say “at least for me” is because I use it for things inanimate, but it actually is a derogatory word if used for people.  The word is bamogigi.  Isn’t that a great word?  This pineapple, which fits in the palm of my hand (my hands are big, but not THAT big) is definitely a bamogigi.  Please feel free to use this word, next time something of an unnaturally small size shows up near you!  Bamogigi!

blog bamogigi pineapple 3.14We did eat this pineapple, and it was nice and sweet.

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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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