Back 2 Eden


We’ve had some requests to hear more about Back 2 Eden or B2E, so I thought I’d use our daughter-in-law’s wonderful description which follows:

We’re pretty excited about what God is doing through Roy and Aleta through B2E. Genesis ministries are only about 10 years old and so far, the ministries have mostly been responsive to immediate community needs (caring for the sick, counseling, etc). It is somewhat new to add proactive ministries with a stronger evangelical and discipleship element (such as Sam’s job training and discipleship at Titus Auto Centre or what Roy is doing now with agriculture development and evangelism).

Back 2 Eden is based out of the farm we live on. The farm is owned by a South African family that is involved in other Genesis ministries. They have decided to use their farm for ministry, so Roy is developing it into the base for B2E using some initial funding from friends in the States. Over the last couple of years, he has started to import the most nutrient-rich plants and fruit trees that he has been gathering from around the world the last few decades. He is developing the farm manager (Zweli) in ag knowledge and discipleship, which has already been a pretty incredible journey. Roy has also begun networking with key people in our community to get a feel for how best to assess the needs and reach the community through ag development and evangelism. The response has been very positive.

We see an incredible amount of potential for this ministry to grow, as affirmed by the community and our leadership here.

Pictured here with us and Samfam are Gary & Lynn Brackley, dear friends and the farm owners mentioned above.

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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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