Photos from Our Arrival (click on image for a larger view)
Reaching the Unreached one need at a time...
Tiff's first bush plane ride.        Yaounde, the capitol, from      A bird's eye view of Banyo        Sunset in our backyard             Slash and burn agriculture
Where's the parachutes?!        the air.                                         on our approach.                        with haze from the burning     in preparation for the rainy
                                                                                                                                    of fields.                                      season planting.      
Visit to Refugee Village Where Well Installation is Planned (click on image for a larger view)
Assessment of the Banyo Gravity System (click on image for a larger view)
Checking flow rates at              One of two spring catchments  The sand filter unit                Timing flows at a potential        The local "nagge"
(cows)     another potential source to                                                                                                               water
source                                                                                  provide water in the dry season
Setting Up a "Farming God's Way" Plot (click on image for a larger view)
Digging the "planting" stations                                                 Preparing our compost pile       Adding fertilizer at our planting  Watering after applying the
on a grid system where our                                                       to create some good soil           stations                                          mulch layer, or "God's        
resources will be focused           Learning together                                                                                                                               Blanket"

"Farming God's Way" is a technique we learned at ECHO that applies Biblical principles to farming in order to be better stewards of what God has
given us while increasing crop yields.
The Banyo Baptist Hospital Staff (click on image for a larger view)
Cleaning the slow sand filters for the gravity flow water system (click on image for a larger view)
Cleaning the sand by hand from the slow sand     All the sand from the filters must be handed           Bush meat anyone?  The "cutting grass" is a
filters.  It gives a new meaning to "labor inten-       down in 3 gallon buckets and then handed back    local favorite.  Kind of a cross between a rat,
sive"!                                                                                to the filters once cleaned.                                           a woodchuck and a rabbit.
Refugee village test drilling, bush clinic and bucket drip irrigation project to grow Moringa trees (click on image for a larger view)
More Transformational Development - Biogas, Fish ponds and Water Supply (click for a larger view)
Installation of a new stream catchment to provide water to Banyo in the dry season (click for a larger view)