Palm destroyed

Our dear friend and ministry colleague, Paul N., is crazy about palm trees.  He usually plants just those that are beneficial in some way, but he planted these beautiful, purely ornamental, Bismarkia palms at the base of the CEFA farm water tower.

One of them recently succumbed to palm grubs – which ultimately rendered the tree a food source, for people and animals.  Chickens were pecking away at all manner of insects around and in the fallen tree, and kids were digging around in the rotting trunk for those palm grubs.  Grubs are kind of like durian, or say, tripe; some people love them and some, well, let’s just say the gag reflex could easily come into play.  By the way, Paul and Roy both enjoy eating grubs, though maybe not quite as much as durian.

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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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