How Two Needles Found Each Other in a Haystack

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Betrayed by My Parents

Marn Shel Nu and her son greeted me at the door. I didn't need a DNA test to see they were related. We removed our sandals, a Myanmar tradition, before entering their small wooden hut. After introducing myself, I asked Marn Shel Nu to tell me her story.

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Encouraging Progress!

"I remember saying, 'If we can get just 50 children back into families, I'll be satisfied.'" Joney Thawng Hup reflected as he and I reminisced over coffee and Oreos in Yangon, Myanmar about our first efforts to return orphanage kids to their families back in 2015.

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Growing Farmers from Inmates

I’d never expected to be preaching in a prison all the way in Africa, but there I was, telling a bunch of incarcerated kids about my story, and how Jesus rescued me. But what does Farming God’s Way have to do with those in prison?

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It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!

Remember the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs”? That happens often during Nepal's rainy season, which begins every year in June and runs for 4 months. The rice and other crops that sustain the Nepali people depend on the rainy season.

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Responding to Disaster in the Bahamas

I’m sure you’ve watched in horror the media’s coverage of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian this week in the Bahamas. Although known as a tourist destination and getaway for the rich, the vast majority of the Bahamian people, scattered across many of the 700 islands that make up that nation, are very poor and without the means to recover on their own.

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A Busy, Beautiful Summer

What a busy summer it’s been! Amid our annual Heaven’s Family Reunion in July, where I was blessed to meet some of you reading this, the Widows and Abandoned Women Ministry fulfilled a pressing need to build a home for 2 widows in Kaptembwa, Kenya, provided 9 widows in Sculeni, Moldova enough firewood for them to cook and heat their homes throughout the winter, purchased land and built homes for 2 widows from Saboti, Kenya, and provided sewing classes to enable 2 women—an abandoned young mother and an aging widow—to take care of their families.

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Chasing Hunger and Poverty

Let me start with a little intro… I love to visit my FGW brothers and sisters in Africa, and it’s been on my heart to one day introduce my oldest son, 16-year-old Jafone, to them. He’s been practicing Farming God’s Way methods with me in my hometown of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, where I’ve been teaching and discipling troubled urban youth right on vacant city lots. It’s been very exciting to see the lives of these young men transformed using something as simple—and foreign to all of them—as agriculture. (And our efforts have also gotten the attention of local media and government!)

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