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The Great Orphan Farmer



Farming God's Way farmers celebrating harvest
29Dec

Farming God’s Way Newsletter | December 2017

Thank you very much to those of you who support Farming God's Way Ministry at Heaven's Family. You have enabled our FGW team to accomplish some amazing things in Africa as well as in inner-city America.

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08Dec

Open Door of Opportunity

I don’t believe that we have even scratched the surface of what FGW can do in inner city of America. But I do believe that God will use FGW to transform our inner cities as He is using FGW to transform darkest Africa.

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Farming God's Way in the inner city!
08Dec

FGW in Inner City USA

When Jerry first encountered FGW on a trip to Africa with me last year, he told me that we need to bring it home to the inner city where we live. So, in April 2017, we introduced FGW into New Kensington, a blighted rust belt town in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

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Transformation in Africa - corn harvest
08Dec

Transformation in Africa

Heaven’s Family is implementing FGW in five African countries - Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. We are training and mentoring about 3000 formerly-poor FGW farmers in those five countries.  

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Jerry Jefferson, new assistant director of Farming God's Way
08Dec

New Assistant

My dear wife of 50 years, Patti, was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. That has caused me to adjust my travel plans and level of ministry activity. So, in June I brought on board an assistant director for FGW, Jerry Jefferson.

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01Mar

Farming God’s Way Ministry

Dickson Shuwali once was a poor farmer who couldn’t grow enough to feed his family through to the next harvest—a period of months often called the “hunger season.” But Dickson was not unique. Subsistence farmers in Malawi routinely suffer the same yearly depravations.

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13Feb

“I Love It When a Plan Comes Together”

With the landscape of Malawi slowly receding under the wings of our plane, we headed for Rwanda. Tagging along were my good friends and ministry partners Dickson Shuwali and Charles Mithowa, both of whom we had already spent several days with in Malawi, and were soon to rendezvous with trainers from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to create a truly international team—one that the "A-Team" of the 80s TV show would envy!

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