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Here is your Bread For Life/CADAC Spring 2021 Newsletter, from Ernest Ehabe
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The past 12 months have been exceptionally draining. My team and I have felt the weight of constant stressors, and the weight of ministry took an unusual toll on me. I hit the wall a few times and felt really burnt out. I have had to step back a little; to rest, reflect, and do much needed introspection.

As many of you know, I had a major eye surgery in November, last year, to address a macula hole in my right eye. The healing process was quick. Also, in late February, I was diagnosed with Covid-19. With pre-existing health issues (including diabetes) you can only imagine how concerned my family was. Thankfully, I rebounded after a month. There is no doubt this was an answer to the prayers of supporters like you. In May, I contracted cerebral malaria. In our part of the world malaria is common but I have not had it for two years. This particular case was serious. I have fully recovered from it.

During this season, I have had ample time for my 9 year-old son who has autism. He now knows how to swim, and, although still non-verbal, is learning many life-skills. We are still looking and praying for a speech therapist who will move to Cameroon to serve with our school and community. I have also been looking for an affordable place to send one or two of our staff to acquire either the skills or education of a speech pathologist. This will be a huge blessing at our school and community, in a country where there are only two speech therapists.

Regardless of what we face or see, there is no doubt that 2021 will be a better year. Let’s “not faint in doing good...”
I will be giving updates on the various aspects of our work in the coming weeks, including recent happenings at our unique school in Douala and our Integrated Sustainable Demonstration Farm Base among the marginalized Baka Pygmies of East Cameroon.

I will be in the USA in late June through the month of July. We will be trusting the Lord to open the doors He want us to go through including if that means seeing some of you. Thank you for being a huge part of our lives and work.  

Erneste Ehabe

AJ and I in our traditional regalia during the Youth Day celebrations in early February


AJ and I spent a lot of time in the swimming pool, from the time I returned home in December, till the time I contracted COVID in late February. He loves it so much that he can hardly wait to get to the pool, and we have to literally pull him out each time to go home.

was a whirlwind in every sense of the word. However, when I look at what we accomplished, I am left full of awe.
We faced a lot of challenges in 2020, but we responded with love, strength and courage that only comes from above. Here are just a few ways we responded to this unprecedented year:
  • Despite the lockdown in the prisons, our team continued ministering in eight prisons across the country. Over 8,000 inmates were exposed to the beauty and credibility of the gospel of Jesus. Almost 4,000 became Christ followers. 478 of these new followers were released from Prison and they are now serving the Lord across the country.
  • Four relief containers were sent through our small social business that enables us to ship ministry items at a fraction of what it would otherwise cost. The last two containers were shipped in early November and have recently been cleared through the Port of Douala.
  • Two churches (Englise Ekklessia in Mendong and Yaoundé and Loussou community church in the village of Loussou) were greatly assisted in their efforts to build and reach their spheres of influence.
  • I made two visits to the US and connected with supporters in Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and South Carolina
  • I received a much-needed eye surgery to address the macula hole in my right eye. Enough provision came in to pay all medical bills!
  • A lot was accomplished at our sustainable demonstration farm. A total of 120,000 pineapple suckers were planted and two permanent houses were initiated to address the needs of staff, as well that of animals and birds.
(Below) A major farm to market truck. One of our big answers to prayer in 2020
(Below)15,000 cocoa tree nursery. To be planted in August 2021
  • Our all-inclusive model school in Douala grew to 92 students. Although we added another building, we still ran out of room. We had to turn down students because of limited space.
  • Several students were given scholarships to enable them attend school.

(Below) Our teachers and Students in their traditional Regalia during the February Youth Day.

  •  Our board chairman visited Cameroon with his brother. Another board member came with a medical team. We had several people from South Carolina, Arizona and Texas serve with us in Cameroon for several weeks.
  • We celebrated BFL’s 25th anniversary in the city of Yaoundé with over 600 people from all walks of life.
  • Physical and spiritual needs were met as we shared the gospel through words and practical demonstration.

(Below) Pastor Kenny Owen of SC visited Cameroon and spoke at a church in Simbock, Yaoundé

(Below) At our 25th anniversary celebration held in Yaoundé. Pictured are Dr. Julie Black (from Texas) Lowell Jensen (our US short-term mission coordinator who also serves with TECH Team Advantage He was in Cameroon to supervise building projects designed by them) Rev Kenny & Lynn Own (our Keynote speaker) and Dr. Kathleen Holland (board member and pioneer supporter). They, along with over 600 Cameroonians from various denominations and walks of life celebrated with us.

All of these, and more, were possible because of your prayers and generosity. Your contributions are also paving the way for us to move the school and farm much closer to sustainability. By the grace of God, by December next year, we will be able to generate over $50,000 from our pineapples alone. With additional houses for pigs and birds we will have multiple streams of revenue with more than 40 jobs created!

At Bread For Life, we believe the right approaches to poverty alleviation (be it spiritual or physical) are not quick fixes, but often decades-long processes that none of us can control. That’s why it’s so important to focus on being formed into people who can walk the long road of mutual transformation by the power of Christ.

(Above) Farm based pre-launch. In February, several hundred people, representing three villages, top government officials, and community leaders gathered at our farm to hear about our vision and the gospel.

e’ve long turned the page from 2020 into 2021, and it seems clear that this new year comes with continued challenges that linger from last year, but also arrives replete with fresh opportunities that lie ahead.

Our focus in 2021 will be threefold:
  • Strengthening three struggling churches in poor communities we helped plant (Bambili in the NW Region, Mendong Church in the capital city of Yaoundé and Loussou Community church in the village of Loussou, where our sustainable farm base is located).
  • Mobilizing resources to position our unique model all-inclusive school in Douala towards sustainable growth. This will include finding a building that can accommodate at least 200 students, while trusting God for provision to buy and build a permanent structure that can accommodate up to 1,000 students.
  • Mobilizing resources to make our integrated sustainable demonstration agricultural ministry base in Dimako sustainable. This will include developing at least 100 acres of virgin forest land at the cost of about $1,000 an acre. Constructing several permanent and temporary structures (four for animals, two for birds, and three for our growing team). Each house is estimated to cost about $10,000. Planting an additional 300,000 pineapple plants from suckers generated from our farm (we don’t have to buy them anymore!). Planting 15,000 to 30,000 plantain and banana trees. Planting 15,000 Cocoa trees. Developing 50 to 100 acres to plant corn, soya beans and peanuts to use in developing feed for our animals and birds.  

(Above) A small Section of the village of Lousou, near the farm.

(Above) Soon to be completed staff housing.

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is difficult to think of 2020 without thinking of several losses: The sudden departure of two friends and supporters from Texas and Arkansas hit me hard! You never fully know how much people mean to you, until you loose them.

Then, while still recovering from a major eye surgery, and still trying to make sense of the sudden passing away of my friends, I got another heart wrenching news from Cameroon: “Pastor FAUSTAIN Mvogo IS DEAD.”

About 21 years ago, Pastor Mvogo, along with his pregnant wife, 6-year-old son (Elisee) and one year old daughter, left the comfort of the capital city of Yaoundé to serve alongside us among the marginalized Baka Pygmies enclave of East Cameroon.

This was a new mission field. There were no houses. No roads. No church. No schools. None of us had a salary nor a guarantee of living expenses. Our only guarantee was the Great Promise (Matt 28:20b). Interestingly, the people we felt led to minister to were nomads. They were hunters and gatherers who roamed the forests of Cameroon and Central African countries.

We were all young. Pastor Mvogo was in his late 20’s and I was in my late 30’s. Our only motivation was the Great Commission and a strong desire to make a difference.

We began by planting tomatoes for Pastor Mvogo so he could feed his family and bought him a motorcycle to ease his mobility. Pastor Mvogo continued to support himself and his family through subsistent farming. Occasionally, he would approach us for assistance to pay the tuition of his growing school age children.

Within a few years, a community of Baka Pygmies began to converge outside the town of Mbang. A school was started. A clinic was built. True transformation started and eventually a church was planted.

Two years ago, I invited him to visit our work among another Baka tribe. My goal was for him to catch a vision for sustainable development. Before he left, I gave him $200 to send to his son, who had entered medical school in the neighboring country of Congo. Little did I know that would be our last meeting on this side of heaven.

I was traumatized to hear he was brutally murdered in his small farm. A very uncommon crime in this part of the country. It is still an unsolved mystery.

Pastor Mvogo leaves behind a wife, six children, and the struggling church he pioneered. His oldest child is 26 and in his 5th year of medical school. The youngest is 11. Like most people in full-time ministry in Cameroon, he left no savings and no property. For people like him, their only retirement and Social Security plan is their children, who they hope will go to school, graduate and be fortunate to get a job among a pool of millions of others struggling for the same job, and, hopefully assist their aging parents. Unfortunately, all his children are still in school. 

Son Elisee needing help to finish medical school.


Son Christian Mvogo working at the farm for 5 months to generate funds to continue secondary school in September.

With no other source of income, except the small land they were farming, all the older children have been forced to move to the city to fend for themselves except 18 year old Christian, who came to work in the farm two months ago to raise money to enable him to go to school in September.  Their mother struggles with subsistent farming and with the youngest ones. Elisee, the oldest child, is behind in his tuition and living expenses. I was able to send $400 in December but he needs about $2,000 to cover tuition, house rents, food, and books per year. He has three more years to finish medical school before going into specialization to be a surgeon.

I know these are difficult times. However, if the Lord nudges you to join me in supporting this family, don’t hesitate.

To support Elisee in medical school simply make out a check to Bread for Life International, and mail it to our board charman:

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Rogers, AR 72758

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