Getting water to the nursery

Wow, how amazing it is to be able to rent earth moving equipment to get a dam built so we can pump water up to the nursery that Roy is setting up.    It still flabbergasts us to think that we’re in Africa with all these possibilities.  The differences between CAR and South Africa are great, but we count it a privilege to be able to help out in both countries.

Improvising on a very sunny day

Gary (farm owner), Sam, and Roy having an onsite consult – they all got the memo on dress code that day! LOL!

Ready for a swim?

Our son, Sam, has planned out the dam and the pipe/pump/filter system to get the muddy water up the hill and coming as clear water out of the tap in the nursery.  The water will go through the four green tanks you see, each with its own filtering components to get as much of the silt out as possible.

There are always delays due to rain, equipment and supply snags, etc., but we are getting there and getting excited.  Thankfully the rain is still coming and it hasn’t been too hot, to keep the trees and plants in the nursery going until this system is put in.



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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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