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Sowing Seeds of Love in Kenya
- Rather than rely on a global humanitarian relief effort, I recently discovered I could help make a difference in the lives of a few people in the Pokot district of Kenya.
- AND if I can make a difference, anyone else who has a heart to do so can certainly share in the joy!
It all started last year when a dear friend of mine decided to spend a month in the Pokot district with the national director of CCCI, distributing food and participating in the ministry of The Jesus Film Project (R).
Remote Kenyan Villagers Hear the Gospel
- by Staff Writer, The JESUS Film Project
- May 12, 2009 11:40 am
A "JESUS" film team attempted to set up a large home-sewn nylon screen to show the film, but it would not cooperate with the rounded walls of the Kenyan village huts. Refusing to give up, they used a portable DVD player with an eight-and-a-half-inch screen to show the "JESUS" film. At first only three men watched the film, but by the time it finished, 80-90 people had gathered around the tiny screen. Dave, a team member, remarked that although some people were standing 35 feet away, it was obvious they were listening. In the week following, the team showed the JESUS film several more times in the village-this time on the big screen.
Later a Kenyan national missionary visited the village, and 22 men came to see her one by one, asking questions about Jesus. Each man said, "Don't tell anybody else I've done this." Praise God that since then, some of those men found the courage to come forward, and seven baptisms took place in one month!
Eager to support my friend in whatever way I could, I donated some money to help with the relief effort. One day when I was shopping at the 99 Cent Store, I came upon the fantastic deal of 9 packets of vegetable seeds for 99 cents! I was excited!! The selection included 3 kinds of squash, pumpkins, radishes, turnips, carrots, green beans, broccoli, onions, beets, and probably other vegetables that I am forgetting!
- I prayed over the seeds, asking God to bring a fruitful harvest. Imagine my utter amazement and delight when we received word back that the harvest was boutiful!
The photo below is one of the garden plots in which the seeds are planted.
This email is from the principal of Humble Hearts school for the deaf, and owner of Angel Cottage, an orphanage for deaf children. My friend Mary is involved in supporting both of the
Here is some information on our school garden
Its right inside Kayole area, which is is estimated to have approximately three hundred thousand people. Most of the people rely on vegetables as food as it is easy to get there is rains and cheaper than meat and chicken. The soil is loam soils but very rocky it takes a lot of work to get rocks and pebbles out before making a garden.
The one very notorious pest are termites they eat on any soft wood and destroy the roots of vegetables, we have to spray in a pesticide regularly to control them. We also use soil and leaf fertiliser for boost the crops, we will be using chicken and cow manure as soon as we start rearing them just adjust to the garden, animal manure is cheap and the best to use here.
Right now we are receiving some rain but in drought we have to sprinkle water on them, it is quite some work but the harvest is great.
The link above is provided should you be interested in knowing more about the ministry and needs there. If you would like to participate in the seed project, just drop me an email and I will put you in touch with my dear friend, Mary.
ASANTE SANA ( Thank you so much in Kenyan)