“I Love It When a Plan Comes Together”


“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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Weeding Out Cultural Christians

Look at the photos that compare Farming God's Way cotton fields in Africa growing next to traditional cotton fields. Both fields were planted with the same seeds on or about the same day. The amazing results powerfully demonstrate the benefits of Farming God's Way methods.

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Dick’s 2015 Video Report: In My Words [A Farming God’s Way Ministry Mini-Update]

In January, each of Heaven's Family's 21 Focused Ministry Directors gave a short, 10-minute presentation about their accomplishments in 2015 and their upcoming goals for 2016. We're excited about what the Lord has done, and what He has in store for the remainder of this year!

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Farming God’s Way Ministry

Joseph Maravanyika pastors a small church in Mutare, Zimbabwe. But he finds that his greatest ministry occurs outdoors during the day, teaching people how to farm successfully, and indoors at night, teaching those same subsistence farmers about Jesus and how to rely on the local body of Christ for support that helps lead to success.

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Replanting a Flooded Faith

God may love others, but He surely doesn't love me or my children, thought Juliyasi, an impoverished widow from rural Malawi trying to support her 6 children by growing maize. Juliyasi's husband died 3 years ago, but she finally felt that hope had sprouted in her life, just like the maize crop she'd recently planted with the new Farming God's Way principles we taught her. Maybe now I really can earn enough to support my family, she dared to believe.

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A Half-Acre for Nine

Widowed and then abandoned by several partners, Gloria Joseph is a single mother with eight children. She has long known the pain of poverty, hunger and despair. Gloria farms a half-acre plot and does whatever she can to survive in her remote home village in Malawi.

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A Desperate Reboot

Last February many of our friends in Malawi lost their maize (corn) crops and homes when a cyclone caused devastating floods—the worst in the recorded history of this East African nation. Working together with Jeff Trotter, my good friend and coworker who directs the Disaster Relief Fund, Heaven's Family sent emergency supplies to meet their pressing needs.

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African Disaster

These children were orphaned by flooding in Malawi, but a precious saint cares for them in what remains of this house. Africa is plagued with problems, but damaging storms is not usually one of them. So I was surprised when my friend and Heaven's Family coworker Dick Samuels told me that a cyclone struck Malawi this month, causing widespread flooding and damage to homes and crops. Almost 200 are confirmed dead, thousands are still missing, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.

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