Mid April 2018 Report

Mid April 2018 Report

Farming This month we have had several setbacks. The rains have continued to be heavier than normal for the month of April. We received a large amount of flooding rains a week ago and because of a new road built on our property the heavy rains flooded our fields with no where to escape to. Our beans, corn, and even the raised beds flooded. The pictures attached are after the waters had gone down a few feet. We spent the…

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March 2018 Report

March 2018 Report

Maynard Mission Report Farming The rainy season began at the beginning of March. Toward the middle of March Agustine and I went to John Deere to discuss planting beans. Here, the rains will stop for a week or two and everything will dry up before the rains begin again. In this dry time farmers plant beans. While we were talking with the farmers at John Deere they received a report that fall army worms had been found in their own…

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Feb 2018 Report

Feb 2018 Report

Farming We are happy to report we are back in our home of Tanzania. Thank you for all of your love, support, and encouragement on our furlough. We truly enjoyed getting to see all of you and get to know you all better. The long rains are approaching and so we have spent the last two weeks preparing the land for planting. Agustine, our farm manager, broke his arm in December. As a result, I had to finish the ripping…

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Mid-November 2017 Report

Mid-November 2017 Report

Farming We are sorry you are receiving this report late. Due to power issues (and a dead computer battery) we are just now getting to send out our mid-November report. We have a lot to be thankful for this month and a lot to share. The Mt. Juliet COC in Tennessee and the Central COC in Augusta, Georgia have been working in the Arusha area this month. While their main focus is evangelism the Central church took a few days…

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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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