Goshen

Four of our IWH graduates from the Mandebvu community are seeing the reward to their faithfulness. Hands of Hope has partnered with them to see transformation on their orphan farm, Goshen, in rural Zimbabwe. Please pray for them as they pioneer in an area which is poor in soil, but where the people are rich in faith.

DISABILITY DOES NOT MEAN INABILITY!

Traveling in the scorching heat towards Chivhu last week, Duncan and Mike passed plot after plot of miserably dry and shrivelled maize. The crops were visible from the roadside and provided a depressing picture as Zimbabwe grapples with the deepening drought. Chivhu had not seen rain in over a month, leaving the maize to the mercy of a relentless, baking sun, without a drop of water. The two were on their way to visit the Tazvita community and as they arrived to where this little band of disabled folk are faithfully implementing God’s farming methods, they were met with excited faces … and … plots of green maize! It was a happy reunion. The Tazvita people have become very dear …

I Was Hungry…and you fed me!

Crown Financial Ministries and Foundations for Farming have combined forces with their proven methodologies to serve those dependent upon the land by empowering the people to be the best farmers in the world, to learn to operate as a God designed family and to faithfully steward their local resources. We train farmers to steward both their land and the harvest from the land. We do this by teaching agricultural skills which bring about a substantial increase in crop yields and by financial training to manage the increase in resources. We also include a training component by Family Impact to strengthen the family unit. All three components are vital to bringing an end to hunger, dependency and poverty. For more information …

HIDDEN JEWELS

Praise rang out from the little upper room at Clouds End as the New Hope Villagers from Hwedza stood together with the team in Friday’s devotions. It was the deep rhythmic praise of Africa, the kind that moves your heart and lifts your spirit. One could imagine the Father smiling as He watched His children singing to Him, with hands, hearts and voices upraised. The Hwedza folk have completed their two weeks of training, and will now hopefully impact the rest of the Village, and surrounding communities, with their newfound knowledge. There is nothing more powerful than healthy, green growth to arouse the curiosity of neighbours and passers-by. In many places across the country, our rich and fertile African soil …

THE SEEDS OF MANDEBVU

Reporting back on the Mandebvu community after the Christmas break, Conci was happy with what she had seen. Overall they have done so well and all been busy in their fields mulching, weeding, applying top dressing etc. Mary (whose name has been changed in order to protect her identity) was previously involved in prostitution. During her stay at Clouds End she came to know Christ, and returned home a completely changed woman. Today she shines as brightly as ever for her Lord, and people within the Mandebvu Village are still amazed at the turnabout. She has two plots, one well mulched, and is busy mulching the second, where she is growing sugar beans. Meantime, like so many other Zimbabweans, Mary …