Report on the first 4 months in Congo.

In 2018, Fidele and I were living in Altoona, Pa. We received an invitation from the ECC (National Counsel of Protestant Churches in Congo) to travel to Congo to monitor the national election. During our time in Congo the decision was made to make DRC our permanent residence, and to take over the operation and expansion of TUBA. In the months that followed thousands of hectares (1 ha = 2.4 acre) of abandoned farmland were acquired. Partnerships with local farmers’ unions were established, and 170 men and women were employed in the preparation for clearing and planting 26 ha of the land for the first growing season.