Well, the goat stables and chicken house are under way. John sent pictures so we can all have a look…from 10,000 miles away!
All of this–the goat stables, the farm, helping Teso–it’s all about sharing food and the love of Jesus. There’s something amazing about food. It’s more than just sustenance. It represents love.
Here’s how Denis Okumu (in the red shirt) put it to John when they were out working at the farmland. “I want to pray for my brothers, because I don’t know where they are. I last saw them when I was 10 years old, and I am now 18. I wish I could find them so they could come and share the blessing that is here.” Derick asked Denis what blessing he was referring to. I’ll give you one guess…
“Eating food and being loved.”
The goats, the laying hens, the milking cows, the avocado and mango trees, the maize and bean and vegetable fields–they are a tangible expression of faith, hope and love. Denis (and 1200 others) are learning about faith in Christ; they see God has given them hope and a future; and they become the hands and feet of Jesus, taking his love to their brothers and families, to their immediate community, and to other communities like Teso.
They go with food, sowing the seeds of faith, hope and love.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Cor 13:13