Water at the Back 2 Eden farm

The pieces of the reservoir for the Back 2 Eden farm waited just a little bit for the arrival of Sam & Anna’s stateside family friends, the Johnsons.  They arrived on Monday at 5pm and Tuesday morning, regardless of jet lag, the whole family helped assemble the reservoir frame. We ladies were actually on our way to shop for the Masinenge soup kitchen, but were not pressed for time so we pitched in to help. Many hands make light work and about 600 nuts and bolts and not even an hour later, it was ready for the lining.   We were working against time – a soon to arrive rainstorm, and the reservoir is now filling with rainwater!  We are grateful when people care enough to join us in our work here in S. Africa.   This reservoir is a godsend, as we have basically been without running water since November.  We’ve had water from the municipality in our pipes maybe 15 days total – sporadically, never with an announcement.  We always fill up our 7500-liter storage tanks and use water carefully.  We have the connections to fill it from the dammed pond in the valley on the farm property and Sam is going to help set up a filter system so we can actually use the water in our homes.   We so grateful for this simple solution, and grateful to all who have made it possible through the Back 2 Eden/Danforth Ag projects.

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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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