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People are Listening

Mar 13, 2018

We want to serve the people of Malawi in a complete way. This is why Namikango Mission has developed our Agriculture Outreach program (Christian Health Evangelism – CHE) which combines with our Bible study efforts and reaches the needs of people in both the physical and spiritual, holistic way. We are presently training people from eight districts in Malawi in better living. Here is an account written by Faith Somanje, one of our CHE trainers, on how God is working through Agriculture training.

I took a trip to Northern Malawi last year to see what people have done after being trained in our Agriculture Outreach program (CHE), and I was thrilled. It was exciting to see the amazing crops being grown in a conservation way. Plus, I saw how they had applied the life-skills training we had given them. They had made and were using the efficient, small, wood-stove that we had demonstrated, saving precious and scarce wood.I was able to visit 28 fields with maize, beans, soy beans, and groundnuts. When I saw how these things were working and how they had benefited the people, I remembered the wise saying, "Give a man a fish and he will have food for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will have food for a lifetime.”

In the pictures are some of the good stewards who practiced what they learned in our training. And, this in spite of a dry spell in some places that we visited. These "conservation agriculture farmers" will surely have a bumper yield this year.”

So far, the program has reached out to 122 groups of people, with about 25 in each group, which includes some 3050 individuals. Namikango’s efforts have been to reach the entire needs of people. This is bearing fruit and our Lord is being praised and honored.

People are listening to us when we talk about improving their lives through their farming...They are also listening when we talk to them about Jesus.

Dead stalks provide ground cover from the heat of the sun, keeping valuablemoisture in the ground. They give the termites something to feed on instead ofthe live stalks and they decompose, enriching the soil.

Ben Hayes