Category Archives: Ministry

Plantains!!!

Cooking bananas, plantains, makemba, whatever you want to call them, we call them yummy.  Roy was given this plantain plant about a year ago; banana family plants produce quickly, nothing like the mangosteen that typically takes about 8 years to

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H is much better

My dear friend, H, was suffering from heart problems for the past few months.  It turns out that the medication she was taking was outdated and not helping her.  She’s now on still full strength meds and we talked and

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Walks at the beach

Under level 4 of South Africa lockdown, we’re allowed to take walks within 5 kilometers of home, only between 6-9 am.  We’ve recently had some lovely walks along the coast, the Indian ocean stretching out to the horizon.  I’ve been

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Masks

Another Fulani’s creative mask – completely useless but inventive all the same!

Lynn, after helping us make masks for everyone on the farm, went on to make many for her aged father and friends up in the Johannesburg area, as

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Work at B2E keeps on

 

Though I am missing being able to help out at the Genesis Care Centre and at the Masinenge shantytown, Roy is keeping busy on the farm.  We live at his workplace, so being on lockdown means little to him

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Green beans and water storage for the shantytown soup kitchen

Tozama and Melita make soup or stew 4 days a week and they are excited to have their water tank finally close to being hooked up.  There are days when they cannot cook because the water supply is cut off,

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Love in action

Planting trees and seeds, planting hope in people’s lives, that’s what Roy is about.   He’s happiest when he’s got his hands in the dirt, showing someone firsthand how to take care of God’s creation.  One of our visitors this month,

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Masinenge home visits

There is no end to the poverty we see as we visit homes in the Masinenge shantytown.  The soup kitchen provides one solid meal, four times a week, to up to 60 people.  The NPO that runs this and the

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Lucy and Jenny

There are many unsung heroes at the Genesis Care Centre where I volunteer, but I’ll just write about the two I consistently work with.  Lucy is the director of nursing, and Jenny is her administrative assistant.  They work tirelessly, oftentimes

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Shantytown nursery school veggie garden

At Masinenge, the shantytown near us that I’ve shared about before, there is a nursery school, run by Abounding Hope, that takes in 50 children 5 days a week so that their parents can go to work.  Next to

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