Updated: Nov 6
Amaranth, ‘biteku-teku’, in Lingala, is a nutritious leafy green plant that will grow in poor, depleted soil. This month I walked through at least one hundred yards of bone-dry, raised, sandy, rocky beds with amaranth in the center of the Mbandaka prison that houses over 270 convicts. The Congolese prison system does not provide food for the prisoners, so they allow them to cultivate small plots for their own survival.
The prison Director, a friend of Jean Baptiste, has asked us to organize New Testament listening groups and to teach Farming God’s Way to the inmates. He insisted that hearing God’s Word spoken and teaching them practical farming techniques would prepare them for when they are eventually released.
We also responded to an invitation by the staff of a local technical school to incorporate Farming God’s Way into their three-year curriculum for agriculture students.
Jesus, seeing “the multitudes”, of needy people and moved with compassion for them, told his disciples,
“The harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” -LUKE 10:2
Please pray with us about these opportunities. We feel very stretched already with our small team and limited resources. We need clear guidance from the Lord on how to proceed.
United in Love, Walking in Hope, Persevering in Faith