Along the way, he introduces new plants to each group and shows them how vibrant colors can be extracted from them. He crushes the green leaves of an indigo plant and uses its residue to paint on someone’s arm. Farther down the road, he breaks off a teak leaf from its tree and grinds it in his hand, producing a reddish-brown liquid.
It’s possible that Lydia of Thyatira, the purple dyer from Acts 16, used a similar natural harvesting process. However, she extracted color from snails instead of plants.
To support his wife and children, Expedit began a painting business, using his knowledge of botany to do more than just identify nature. He has a large, gorgeous portfolio of work on canvas. Visitors can purchase these paintings for themselves at his home near Kpalime, Togo.