Enduring Suffering

Image of family in Zimbabwe working on farmThe Musiwacho family working hard to make their new plot of land fertile

Enduring Suffering

Kicked off their land, a faithful family trusts God and starts over

Dear Family,

Often, life isn’t easy or fair, but believers can trust in a loving and just God. As 1 Peter 2:19 (NLT) tells us, “For God is pleased when, conscious of His will, you patiently endure unjust treatment.”

Our trainer in Zimbabwe, Oni, told us the story of the Musiwacho family. They joined Farming God’s Way several years ago while living on the family homestead. They fully embraced FGW and experienced its benefits. But when other family members not living on the homestead saw what the Musiwachos had achieved by practicing FGW with excellence, they became jealous. They started to cause problems and eventually ganged up and evicted the Musiwachos from the family land.

Thanks to the savings they had accumulated through FGW, the Musiwachos bought another piece of land less than a kilometer away and started over. I thought they were going to give up because all the effort they put into their previous plot had been lost. Instead they said to me,

If FGW was a waste of time, we would have stopped practicing it. But because it put food on our table, provided school fees for our children, and filled our family members’ faces with smiles, we are going to work harder than before and turn this soil into black gold so that it will start producing!

They are praising God for you and thanking you for enabling FGW training to bring transformation to their rural community.

The Musiwachos experienced 1 Peter 3:14 (NLT): “But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t be afraid of their threats.”

Thank you for empowering farmers to suffer well and wait patiently for God’s reward.

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Jerry Jefferson
Director, Farming God’s Way Ministry

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