Monday, March 27, 2017

Celebrating the Future in Niger

One of the most critical challenges that Nigeriens face is growing food in a country that has no rain for nine months out of the year. The soil is almost completely unusable for farming, which means that farmers must work harder for much less ... [Read More]

An Internship in Vietnam

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in the past four years, it’s that God’s timing and plans are not always in line with mine. Four years ago, I started classes at North Georgia College and State University. I entered into the ROTC program there ... [Read More]

New Agricultural Techniques Yield Bountiful Harvests in Niger

Farmers in Niger have difficulties growing enough crops to feed their families. Rain only falls for a few months of the year, leaving the soil dry and almost incapable of producing a harvest. However, the farmers are learning new ways to develop ... [Read More]

Congolese School Gardens Bless Hungry Students

My husband’s death in March 2012 led me to think about my life. My hometown was hostile to me, so I decided to leave and move around 40 miles north to a different village. Through the work that I do in other people’s homes, I’m able to support myself ... [Read More]

Cultivating Knowledge and Determination in Niger

In the village of Boubounga, Niger, a group of women welcome us to sit with them away from the hot, afternoon sun. They pull up two chairs for us while they sit on a long wooden rail, their clothes bright against the green of the millet field behind ... [Read More]

A Bountiful Harvest for a Kenyan Farmer

“Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:5-6, NKJV). Ali Jaro, from Boji village in Tana River Co ... [Read More]

A Garden for an Ebola Survivor

Today, I met a woman named Jenneh. At first glance, she is a healthy, vibrant, Liberian woman, eager to welcome me to her community and to her home. As we walked down the dirt path just out of town toward Jenneh’s home, a young girl met us with large ... [Read More]