Category Archives: CEFA/Ag

Retirement party at CEFA

June 21st we woke up at 4 am to the sound of gentle rain falling.  Normally that would be a very welcome sound, but that day was the day of our retirement party, to take place outside.  Thankfully the

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CEFA board meeting

August 19-20 CEFA’s board met and they were able to cover all subjects on the agenda.  They went over all activities and finances from the last two years and were able to make important decisions about the future.  Our administrative

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Our type A farming buddy, P

This woman is amazing, full of energy and compassion.  She is an avid gardener/farmer, one we have known since the time of our bible story/ag & health lessons in downtown Gamboula long before the war.  She is one wonderful success

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Nathan’s visit

This has been a whirlwind week; Nathan Conrod and his two sons came to Gamboula for a visit.  The boys wanted to hang out with their good friend, Timote T., in his home village, and Nathan wanted to be with

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THE

No, Roy didn’t forget to complete the sign.  THE is tea in French – you don’t have to put the accent on upper case printing, while in lower case it would read “thé”.  The tea is actually growing well and

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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

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Dragon fruit climbing

The cactus-like dragon fruit plant climbs and climbs as high as it can, and then when the tip bends over and hangs down, it is ready to bear fruit.  Roy’s got them growing up various trees around the CEFA farm,

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Making soap locally

CEFA hosted a seminar on soap making for the local women’s self-help groups.   Using the abundant supply of palm oil at the CEFA farm, the women learned how to make soap.  The downside is the need to find (not locally

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Watch out! Durians are in season!

Seriously, you do not want to be under a durian tree at this time of year!  Aside from the attack on your sense of smell, you do not want to get bonked on the head by one of these spiny,

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CEFA farm haps!

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