Working in tune with creation has enabled farmers like Abba to overcome many of the challenges they face. ‘RURCON came to train us about how to care for our domestic animals and keep pests under control,’ he says.
‘They taught us how to make enough money through farming to meet our daily needs, even for months. All we used to talk about was how we were going to eat. But RURCON has helped us through their training to be self-sufficient. Now we grow enough to sell.’
By selling surplus produce, Abba has been able to save to pay for his children’s education, some of whom are now in college. And the community is spreading the message of caring for creation through farming.
‘We told other villagers the effects of cutting down trees, which led to drought,’ says Abba. ‘But that if we change our ways by not cutting down the trees, we will benefit from it – the soil will become fertile again.
‘RURCON trained a good number of us in this community and we gained so much knowledge in the process. The changes are immense and we are grateful to RURCON for bringing us out of darkness into light. I have experienced a lot of positive changes, I have prospered in so many ways.’
Abba has a message to generous supporters like you: ‘We pray that God will give you even more grace to reach out to more people like us.’