Mid-September Mission Report

Mid-September Mission Report

Horton Chapel Church of Christ Mid September Maynard Mission Report Farming This month we have started 17 new beds. Eight of these beds have been planted with potatoes. If you remember when we first moved here potatoes did not do well. We are hoping with better soil after two years of composting we will have a better crop. Nine of these new beds have been planted with onions, carrots, peppers, and eggplant. On top of the 17 beds we have…

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End of August 2017 Report

End of August 2017 Report

Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming Harvest season is over and we are excited to share the results with all of you and a little about corn and it’s harvesting and use here. First, the corn they eat is white field corn, not the sweet yellow we are used to. It is left and not harvested until it has fully dried. Once dried we took machete like knives and cut down all the stalks that were stacked…

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Mid-August 2017 Report

Mid-August 2017 Report

Mid-August Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: The students have arrived back at ACSOP this month! The farm is once again providing for them and the employees 3 times a day. We have begun shucking the corn. This is a long process since it is done by hand. We are two weeks in and only half-way through the corn. On Saturday all of the ACSOP students came out to help us shuck the corn. We hope to…

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Forty Days

Forty Days

A fellow missionary gave a lesson over the weekend at our monthly women’s meeting on the book of Jonah. One verse stuck out to me given events that had transpired over the past week. As many of you know, Jonah was sent to the wicked city of Ninevah to preach of God and call them to repentance. Of course, Jonah chooses to go in the opposite direction, fleeing God’s command, and is swallowed by a large fish. In chapter three,…

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End of July 2017 Report

End of July 2017 Report

End of July 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: With ACSOP starting back on the 6th of August we have been busy on the farm. After 5 days of cutting the corn stalks, our crop of corn has been cut and stacked. The weekend after the students return they will be helping us on the farm for two days. With the extra help the corn will be removed from the stalks and layer out on tarp…

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Mid-July 2017 Report

Mid-July 2017 Report

Mid-July 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: July has proved to be a busy month for the farm. As you saw in our last report, we are preparing for the ACSOP students to come back in a month. My brother, Jacob, and I spent more than a week rebuilding beds and planting greens for the coming semester. For the last two weeks I have had the help on my brother-in-law, Jeremy Sentell. In preparation for the…

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End of June 2017

End of June 2017

End of June 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: This has been a great “test” month. We are sorry you did not receive a mid month report from us but this is one of our busiest times of year. With so many visitors here it is hard to balance the farm and evangelism and guests. However, the whole goal of all we do has been to turn this over to our guys. This month they have…

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End of May 2017 Report

End of May 2017 Report

End of May Maynard Mission Report 2017 Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: The farm continues to do well. Our new 700 egg layer chickens are growing well. The cows and the new calfs are also doing great.  We are now waiting on the corn to finish drying to see what kind of a harvest we will reap.  The guys have all put in their guesses on how many bags we will get this year.  Last year we collected 25…

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Mid May 2017 Report

Mid May 2017 Report

Mid May 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: We have added 700 chicks this month! These will be added to our layer hens in about 5 months. The eggs our hens currently produce are sold quickly and the quality is being talked about around town. As a result we are able to sell all the eggs every day and people are constantly being told we are sold out.    Our milk is sold quickly here, also….

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Growing Weary

Growing Weary

I sat there and listened. The lesson was on hospitality, it was short, to the point and I thought class would end quickly. Instead, a mama to my left raised her hand. “Swali” my translator said. She didn’t bother with the English translation. I knew the meaning. “Question.” Questions at the end of class here are common but not amongst the women’s class. I was intrigued – it was a good and simple lesson, I wasn’t sure how there could…

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