Monthly Archives: December 2018


Oh what a joy it is to be here in Africa!  Oh what a privilege it is to interact on a daily, weekly, or even just a “passing moments” (like our buddies at the Titus Centre where our son Sam …

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A Christmas grasshopper!

Again, who needs Christmas decorations!  Wow!

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Merry Christmas!!

Go down the red petal carpeted road to the left, you get to Roy & Aleta’s house, straight ahead you can see Sam & Anna’s house, off to the right are the farm manager, Zweli’s, and Lynn & Gary’s house.   …

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We do miss our family, especially during the holidays, cherishing memories of last summer

and being thankful to be able to keep in touch via phone calls and Whatsapp  and email connections. We keep plenty of photos and the kids’ …

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Orchard wind protection

The winds normally sweep through this area at great speed, but this year was the worst in recent history.  The winds tore off the previous bags (do you remember the white pig feed ones?) and did quite a number on …

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Roy is MUCH better

Roy is improving rapidly, with 3x/day exercises and heat packs and he just finished his anti-inflammatory meds.  He rarely needs even Tylenol and is back to probably 2/3 his normal energy and mobility.  He has been able recently to put …

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Snake in the house!

Thankfully Zweli, the farm manager, was nearby when a snake was discovered curled up in our house!  Roy was down at the nursery tunnel, unable to move very fast with his sore hip.  Zweli couldn’t hurt a fly, so he …

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Travel to South Africa AND Roy’s doctor’s visit

Our travels from Cameroon to South Africa went quite smoothly, well, except for a couple of hiccups at the Yaounde airport.  They called us to open our luggage way back in the bowels of the airport, after we had checked …

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Finishing up at Somongoe

In spite of serious hip pain, Roy pushed to complete his to do list before we left CAR.  He created all these signs to help people understand what they’re looking at as they visit the CEFA farm at Somongoe, even …

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Long ago and far away

Upon arrival to Yaounde, we were fed a yummy meal by long time buddies from Congo days, Carolyn & Jeff Stoker.  It was so good to catch up on all their family and work news.  Then we spent the next …

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