Category Archives: Africa

One Man’s Trash, Another’s Treasure

This week, one of our students is seriously sick and on an IV drip. Please keep him in your prayers. Because we don’t want to start New Testament survey without him, we are taking a week off to till the soil. We are still getting our field ready for what will eventually become a community, organic farming demo field. John… (more…)

Three Month Old

Our ¬†little girl just celebrated her first 3 months by going out to the village with us to pay the grandparents a visit. She got to ride in the car seat, meet¬†the whole clan, suck her thumb with her cousins, and wrapped up all the excitement, new faces, and smells, by taking a much needed nap in her aunts grass… (more…)

Bible League Literacy Training

We are so blessed by Bible League, and the Wootton family, for inviting Scovia (and our good friend Ashton Nones) to a teacher training for the adult literacy course. Many people in our villages have a strong desire to read and write, and this curriculum uses the Bible to teach them how, making it a tool for evangelism and discipleship.… (more…)

Devotion

We set a new record this morning: 35 chapters covered in devotion! What was my favorite verse? Psalms 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Baby Dedication

Someone had her baby dedication yesterday! It was such a blessing having our church family pray for Gavriella. Gavriella’s name in Hebrew means “God is my strength.” It’s interesting how, although I don’t believe our pastor knows that, he mentioned many times in his prayer “strength.” God is the strength every parent needs when raising a child, and what every… (more…)

Organic Farming Classes

I love this picture because it looks like aerobics class gone organic farming…I think it could be the next big thing! Ok, time for some accountability. Below is all of James and Peter’s work: James has 3 class that have been meeting for two months: Class 1 has 12 members, 120 raised beds dug, and 24 compost piles Class 2… (more…)

The Watermelon Challange

Can you grow crops during the dry season? Yes you can! We embarked on a pretty challenging task. To teach our main four Bible students that they can support themselves off of agriculture, we planted an acre of watermelon during the hottest time of the year and gave them the responsibility of doing the labor, and praying for its sucess.… (more…)