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Alexandre, who learned beekeeping from Timothy Chapman last year, is busy harvesting honey.  They have to harvest at dusk, because that’s when the bees are most calm, as I understand it. He’s holding large pieces of comb which were harvested from a wooden hive Timothy had built and left next to his house.  Sorry I didn’t get Alexandre’s face – he has a great smile.  The honey gets squeezed from the comb and poured into bottles with the label “Anzerre a hon” which means beyond tasty in Sango!  It is yummy, and so much better than what is available locally, because the local stuff often is full of smoke and also watered down!

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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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