September Mission Report
Since last year, we have been preparing for a new agricultural project which will start next year. We are going to teach local children and their parents how to grow vegetables and fruit, and also how to fix agricultural machines by working together.
Since last year we had been praying to God about land to
start the project but we could not find enough land for the project. So we just
kept praying without giving up. God is so good and faithful to our prayer. Last
month by His grace, we were able to rent a very beautiful orchard for free. The
orchard already has many peach trees and pear trees, and equipment to maintain
Our original plan was to get a 30A plot of land and purchase a tractor. Unfortunately, we were not able to get the land in time or raise enough money for the tractor. God knew better than we did and He provided some land and equipment to go with it. This now allows us to use the donations for the tractor to go into the project to help get the farm started.
How it all happened . . .
Three years ago, we met an old farmer lady working at her orchard alone, but she was too old to do the heavy physical work every day. So we helped her work as much as we could whenever she asked us.
This year she told us that she decided to move to Osaka to live with her family and get better medical treatment for 3 years. So she asked us to manage the farm while she's gone. We were so glad to have this opportunity to manage the orchard and use it for our ministry while we grow other fruits at another place.