March 2016 Newsletter

Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Christ.

Receive Easter greetings from Quessua Mission Agriculture project. First of all I would like to thank God for his grace and love towards my family and I, it has been now six months that we are in Quessua Mission and God is with us. To you all I say thank you for your prayers, encouragements and support to my Agriculture Ministry. It’s our hope that as we have commemorated the Holy week we see many blessings which come from the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

So far the work has been going well despite some challenges here and there but with God’s love and help we always find a way to face challenges. Jesus responded to a man in the book of: Luke 9:61-62 “No one who puts his hands to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God”. We are reminded to hold on to the plow and never look back.

Which means we need to be focused, determined on the work, disciplined and not look back despite challenges in order to be successful.

Quessua United Methodist Mission has about 3,800 hectares of land and it has potential of having several agricultural projects such as live stock (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs etc...) poultry, orchard, agro forestry and many others. Land problem is not an issue in Quessua UMC Mission.  Having all the means available, these projects should be executed with time so  that Quessua Mission becomes a food basket for the community also the best agricultural training center from where the community, students and peasant farmers should learn from.

We had started with dry beans field, about half a hectare but the rains were not on our side, imagine the rains just stopped for about a month and half and all the beans planted got dried completely.

We did not look back but moved on with vegetable garden, preparing the land for cabbages, onions, tomatoes, Suisse chard and carrots. Our garden looks nice and all is going well.

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