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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End of April 2017 Report

End of April 2017 Report

April 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: Farming, while never without things to do, can be quite boring to report on. We have spent the last two weeks thanking God for the rain that is helping our corn crop to grow. We have also spent the majority of our days repairing fences. Our bull continues to find ways out of the fence and into the corn. This month, as many of you saw on Facebook, our…

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Mid April 2017 Report

Mid April 2017 Report

Mid April 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: We welcomed our 4th and final calf for the 2017 calving season. To our delight, this calf is our fourth girl! Our milking herd has doubled in one calving season and we are thanking the One above. Included is a picture of our first calf of the season, Eve, grazing and our new calf resting. We are now collecting 50 liters of milk a day from our 4…

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End of March 2017 Report

End of March 2017 Report

March 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: Our reports seem to have a common theme: prayer for rain. This report is much of the same. Instead of daily rain we are seeing rain about every 15 days and sweltering hot days in between. We spent most of this week cleaning the beds and putting fertilizer down, by hand, on the 7 1/2 acres. Despite the lack of rain our crop is doing well, but we know…

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Mid March 2017 Report

Mid March 2017 Report

Mid March 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: Although the rains have not been consistent this month our corn crop is coming up well. Prayerfully it will rain this week and our crop will continue growing. We have spent the last week cleaning the 7 acres before the next rain comes. It is a lot of work by hand. We have also planted two acres in beans and plan to plant more before the next big…

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End of February 2017 Report

End of February 2017 Report

February 2017 Maynard Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: This month we are thanking our heavenly Father, and all of you who prayed on our behalf, for the rains. Our corn crop is beginning to come up and we are grateful. Our third cow has calved! A third baby girl has arrived on the farm and our community is happy they will soon have a steady supply of milk again. We have begun building a separate house for…

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Mid February 2017 Report

Mid February 2017 Report

Mid February 2017 Maynard’s Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: This month we had our second calf born on the farm. We are happy to say it is another girl. Both she and Eve, born last month, are growing well. We are two for two with our new bull – healthy girls. We are still awaiting two more calves in the coming months. Our personal goats, Moses and Zipporah, had twins this last week! We have a boy…

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End of January 2017 Report

End of January 2017 Report

January 2017 Maynard’s Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: This month much has been done on the farm. All glory to God. In Tanzania what should take one day, usually takes a week, and this month we are sending our thanks up to God for all that has been accomplished. A lot of that is thanks to Anna’s father, Rodney Edwards, who has shown us how to prepare our fields for planting. Here, the ground has been overgrazed…

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Mid January 2017 Report

Mid January 2017 Report

Mid January 2017 Maynard’s Mission Report Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: First, we want to thank everyone for their love, support, and hospitality over the last four months. I wish we could thank you each individually but there are too many people who made our coming back possible. We are thankful to be back in Tanzania doing what we love. Happily, we can report that the farm continued to do well in our absence. Many things have changed since…

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August 2016 Report

August 2016 Report

Maynard Mission Report August 2016 Horton Chapel Church of Christ Farming: This month we have been busy trying to finish up projects before we leave to head back to the States to raise funds. We were able to finish the cow stalls and move the cows into their new home. We also integrated our new chickens in with our older ones, and if all goes well should have 500 chickens laying in a week or two. Our corn crop has…

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