Quick, honey, stop! I want a papaya!!!

Sorry this is so blurry, but it’s pretty comical.  Someone doing EXACTLY what the sign prohibits, right next to the sign!  People have sold mangoes, squash, and papayas along the freeway for a long time.  Yes, I said freeway.  We’re zipping by these little fruit stands at the posted speed limit of 120 kilometers/hour, about 75 mph (hence the blurriness of the photo).  I guess the powers that be finally decided that perhaps this is rather a dangerous place to have a market, so they put up signs.  At the beginning of this trip to Durban, on the opposite side of the freeway, I noticed one seller with an umbrella on her stand, right under the sign, even closer than this little table of fruit in the photo.

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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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