Only the Beginning

Picture of Farming God's Way training
02Jan

Only the Beginning

I hope you’ll forgive me—and I know you will (because Christians forgive)! My previous blog wasn’t actually my final blog. I’ve reserved what is most important for this blog, which will be my final blog from Malawi.

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Picture of new bridge in Malawi
21Dec

Faith, Brains, and Muscles

One of the things that I love about Farming God’s Way (FGW) is that African farmers learn from the training that God has already supplied what they need. So their only actual need is to access His provision, and Farming God’s Way teaches them how to do it, agriculturally. All wealth comes from the ground. Humans only need to add value by organizing what is under their feet into corn and computers!

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Picture of episcopal pastor and farmer in Malawi
18Dec

The Episcopal Pygmy Millionaire

Father Victor Masangano, an Episcopalian priest in the rural Malawi village of Nangombe, was an "early adopter” of our Farming God’s Way program. That took courage, because the traditional agricultural methods in Malawi are well-entrenched. Everyone in the rural areas farms, and everyone has been farming the same way for as long as anyone can remember. Anyone who does anything different raises eyebrows. And Farming God’s Way puts a whole new culture into agri-culture.

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Picture of David with children in Malawi
14Dec

Dancing Farmers

I’d be willing to bet that something Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount has very little relevance to most everyone who is reading this blog. Here it is: Do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink (Matt. 6:25).

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Winnie, a child in Uganda who received surgery that reversed a heart-breaking disability
08Mar

Two Birth Defects Reversed

I'm happy to report that Heaven's Family is not just involved in micro-banking in this region. Today our team was invited to a meeting of about 40 people, from babies to the elderly, who all suffer from the same terrible physical affliction. I don't know how else to tell you but to just say it: due to an apparent genetic defect that is strangely common to their particular tribe, all were born without an anus.

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Entrepreneur Robert with his Food Gear Child Powder
01Mar

The Red Hot Chili Peppers in Concert (with Onions and Garlic)

It has been such a joy to meet with our micro-bankers and their borrowers over the past few days, at their places of business and in their God’s Love Groups. One of those borrowers really caught my attention. He lives in the middle of nowhere, way out in the bush, in a tiny village consisting of thatched-roof mud huts named Pumuzika. His name is Robert Odaga, and before he received his first and second loans from Heaven’s Family, he attended one of our Micro-Loan Ministry’s Small Business Trainings (SBTs). It changed his life.

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Smiling child in Africa
23Feb

Three Secrets to Success

Over the years, Heaven’s Family's Micro-Loan Ministry has evolved. We’ve come a long way since the initial $100 loans that I made to ten poor Nigerians in 2004 to help them start small businesses. When I returned one year later to collect, only three borrowers showed up for the repayment meeting, and those three came to explain why they could not repay.

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Micro-Loan Director Dan Steward teaching bankers and borrowers in Kenya
20Feb

This is the Best Way to Eliminate Poverty

Since we started Heaven’s Family 16 years ago, I have repeatedly been asking this question: “Why are people poor?” And a second question related to that one: “What is the best way to eliminate poverty?”

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