"The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:9
Where does time go? Like many of you we ended 2021 in such a rush. Stateside the Mission Board experienced a lot of heart ache with the loss of family members and dealing with surgeries, injuries, and illness. In Liberia the team dealt with their on injuries and sickness in their families. Good news, in December the first Bachelors degree holders in Applied Science of Agriculture graduated from LICC. WOW! And, the Glenns returned for a long visit to the USA.
We give God all the glory, this is His work and we are grateful to participate however He directs. We thank you for your participation and working alongside us in Liberia. Together we are growing the future of Liberia transformed in Christ and agriculture development. We continue to work on fund raising. Are you or your group, Bible Study class, Church looking for a mission to support in 2022? We hope you will consider Hope In The Harvest Missions International. Funds raised go to continue our in reach into the lives of Liberians by sharing the Gospel through agriculture education.
Please make your donation today by clicking the link below or mail your check today to Hope In The Harvest Missions International, 352 West Clinton Street, Frankfort IN 46041
FARMING GOD'S WAY UPDATE
The team has been very busy with Farming God's Way work and sharing. Perhaps the most exciting growth has been with the farmers who have been trained, they have implemented their knowledge, and are working towards feeding their families, selling into the market and supplying corn to the ARC for processing and sale. The team has been very busy visiting and revisiting several farms a month.
CALL OUT FOR PERU EXPLORATORY TRIP
We have been planning an exploratory trip to Peru for over two years and it seems like in 2022 it will happen. This will be a small team led by Travis Sheets and Hans Vargas. The purpose is to share the Gospel and observe the farming techniques being used by the Moyobama producers to see if there are opportunities for improvement in yield and market distribution.
The trip is planned for August 6th - August 13th. Estimated costs including international and in country airfare, is $1,900.00. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for the ZOOM call link that will be held on Sunday, February 20th, 4:00EST.
THANKS TO YOU RISE UP HAS BEEN FUNDED
We cannot say thank you enough to donors, supporters, and champions of Hope In The Harvest Missions International. We reached reached our RISE UP matching grant challenge and raised $15,000.00 to be matched by $15,000.00. THANK YOU - THANK YOU. We are excited to see new growth in the way of extending Farming God's Way to new farms and helping existing participates find markets for their products, all while sharing the Gospel.
The weekly workers' training has begun. The goal is to take the work crew through the manual called "Improve your employability". It is hope that taking them through this lesson will help some to improve their work habit. We are also conducting performance evaluations. A three man team consisting of Dr. Kiamu, Bill and myself began the workers evaluation this month. Several workers were interviewed and the process will continue into next month.
As a team we are appreciative of the the newly created mid - managers. These managers (Peter on the left and Ezekiel on the right in the picture below) have begun working with the different groups of workers. The challenge which we are struggling to over come is the idea of setting up goals for each sector of the ARC. Peter and Ezekiel paid a visit to a newly created farm last week. Mr. Sam Slangon invited them to visit his farm so that they could advise him on some of the things he would like to plant and how they could be of help to him in this work.
Meet Peter and Ezekiel:
Peter Tokpah 29
Married to Rejoice
2 children, Miracle age 2 and Divine age 1 month
Enrolled in ag at LICC because they teach the gospel along with agriculture
also came to LICC encouraged by Mrs. Glenn
He shares that LICC promotes thinking and creativity and the things of God.
Job: Livestock supervisor
He is interested in animal breedings
He shares the gospel by encouraging young people to go in the right direction and to know the one truth that Christ died for us.
Hebrews 12:14 "Follow peace with all men, and holiness without which no one will see the Lord."
Pray for his wife Rejoice who has been struggling with abdominal pain since 2018.
Ezekiel Wuo- 26
Engaged to Peace Yeagon
Enrolled in ag to help solve problems that farmers are facing
He shares how he learned to do practical at LICC with potential students
His job is plant supervisor at the ARC
He is interested in vegetable farming and adding value
1 Corinthians 10:31 "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God."
Pray for Ezekiel and his family for good health and guiding his future.
- for God to help us discover what will increase productivity
- for the management team to formula smart goals- to produce and sell fish from the ponds
- for God to lead each member of the management team to model what will result into increase productivity
- Michael's daughter was brutally raped may she continue to heal
-we are happy and thankful the RISE UP Challenge has been met! What kindness we have received for support of the work.
-we are grateful for the decisions to create mid-manager. The word at management level is becoming good when it comes to making difficult decisions.
-the nursery work had started. It all began with fillings up the pollentin bags with dirt. A little more than three thousand bags have been filled. The goal is to fill the plastic bag up to ten thousands.
Please tell our people around the world how much we are grateful for their prayers, and their monetary funding of building a Liberia that knows Jesus and knows development.
2022 OUR 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Can you believe that in 2012 thanks to Donald Cassell, and Kouty Mahweh, Travis and Gina Sheets made a quick trip to Liberia to rule it out as the place to go to share the Gospel through agriculture development? Thanks to the late Dr. James Milstead, Steve Beardsley and Tom Jameson discussions of what work in Liberia would look like turned to forming a board of these original board members Dan Lutes, George Ponton, Matt Beardsley, Brian Smith, Kathy Costlow, the late David Beals, Tim Grisham, Shan Sheridan, Travis and Gina Sheets and Rae Jahn as Treasurer. God's hand and the discernment of this group was deep. In July of 2012 the board was formed and application was made for a Gospel sharing international agriculture development mission. In September that application was approved, Hope In The Harvest Missions International became an official 501c3 and fund raising started. In December Travis Sheets moved to Liberia. Stay tuned through this year for historic look backs, interviews, and announcements of a 2022 trip to Liberia and several FUNdraisers to join us in celebration of God's call your faithfulness.
Until next time keep prayed up!