Category Archives: CEFA/Ag

In CAR

 It is good to get news from a foreign land.  While we are in South Africa, our dear friend and director of CEFA sends reports for Roy to translate and turn in to U.S. donors.  Along with the reports come

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Finishing up at Somongoe

In spite of serious hip pain, Roy pushed to complete his to do list before we left CAR.  He created all these signs to help people understand what they’re looking at as they visit the CEFA farm at Somongoe, even

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The rest of the cocoa story

Last installment we got as far as the drying of the cocoa beans in the sun.  Now we see the roasting, shelling, grinding, mixing with water, heating, and the drawing off of the oil that comes to the surface.  The

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Painting signs

Roy’s busy trying to get signs painted and put up all over the CEFA farm, so visitors can understand better what they’re looking at.

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Busy busy busy on the CEFA farm

The CEFA farm is overflowing with workers right now, cleaning up orchards and other maintenance, and the workers always start their day with bible study and prayer.  A big exciting thing happening is processing harvests for sale!  CEFA is on

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Cocoa production

Taking the cocoa beans from the pod

Pouring the cocoa beans and pulp into a gunny sack

Leaving the beans to fermentDrying the beans after fermentation

How wonderful it is to see cocoa pods being processed into profits!  CEFA

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Cattle back, us too

The cattle are back, eating the lovely green grass of their home pastures, rather than having to be closely scrutinized each moment to make sure they weren’t getting into someone’s garden as they grazed.  We are thankful for a return

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Local women’s self help group

Roy was recently blessed to be the person chosen to do devotions at the local women’s self help group.  It was exciting to see all these women, meeting together and dedicated to helping each other along life’s way.  They number

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A visit to an ag co-op

How wonderful it was for Roy to be able to go with the CEFA ag team out to a village co-op  They went to help plot out their coffee orchard.  Roy learned a new method of squaring off the plot,

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Getting back into the swing of things

We have settled back in, having come home to a hot meal with our missionary colleagues, a clean house, and a good night’s sleep in our own bed.  We look forward to plenty of catching up with friends and ministry,

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