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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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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