Daily Archives: May 31, 2019

Village visit

Roy was able to go with Nadege and Benoit to a nearby village to help the ag co-op there measure out placement for planting their coffee plants.  This particular co-op is doing very well and is a great example of …

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Last week CEFA harvested cinnamon for the first time.  You are supposed to be able to harvest after 2 year’s growth, but this first bunch has rather thin bark.  It definitely has a very strong cinnamon aroma though, and after …

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The ag work just keeps on

Whether it’s grafting,

seeing new blossoms that mean fruit in the future (this is a very different cola nut tree),

planting a coconut tree with tithonia leaves all around it to deter termites’ destruction,

Roy and Alexandre, the farm manager, …

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We are finally adding to the chicken project, hoping to get it going well again, and these are the new members of the chicken coop.   From coop to co-op is the ultimate goal!

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After church meal

Last Sunday, May 26th, which was supposed to be Mother’s Day here, our little church family out at the farm decided that we would have a meal together.  We had a guest speaker, Pastor M, who often does …

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What do you remember about lost loved ones?

When I went to H’s last week to teach the bible story about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, her place was basically deserted.  Usually, by the time I get there, mid morning, her yard is a beehive of movement.  Kids …

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Our dear friend and colleague, Anton, is resigning from his position as Africa coordinator with the Swedish mission’s Interact.  There is a committee to take his place, with ex-missionaries (we know them all and think they are great choices) heading …

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