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 it dries they’ll need to figure out how to grind it fine enough to use.  They also have dried the leaves and will sell them in small bunches as the locals love to add the leaves to coffee and tea.

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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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