Six days a week, Joche (Jose) and his crew show up at the farm ready to work the fields, clearing out new areas and preparing the soil for new crops. Some of them walk for hours covering many miles over rugged and steep terrain, across rivers and through dense forest to get there. They endure blazing hot summers and miserably cold and rainy winters with little to no shelter. Their work is grueling and physically taxing. Most of it is done by hand with nothing more then a machete. And every time I go to the farm to work, I am amazed at the strong work ethic and diligence these guys exhibit each and every day. It seemed to us, only fair that since they were such a big part of the work, that they should be a big part of the blessing as well.
As the harvest season approached we felt the Lord impressing on us the need to start getting our guys more involved with ministry. We felt it was important that they see the true purpose of everything we were doing. We wanted them to understand that working the land and growing the food, while important, was only a small part of the job and that they played an important role in God’s plan to use this farm as a means for sharing the gospel.
More and more we are starting to take our guys with us, a couple at a time, to deliver the fruits of their labor. We are starting to engage them more at the feeding programs and the orphanages in hopes that they can begin to see the incredible spiritual impact they are having in their own country. We are prayerful that God will set their hearts on fire and begin to reveal to them their true purpose in Christ. And maybe one day carry this ministry to new heights that we could never ascend. This here is where discipleship begins!
So God has given us the vision, the place, the people and the endurance to run with boldness, full speed, into a new chapter with Him. God is working in Honduras and if ever there was a time to be involved its now! With the farm expanding, our children’s ministry starting fresh in February and the hopes of starting a new boys home on the property, we are in need of your help NOW more then ever! We are asking that every one please be praying with us for this upcoming year…for direction, timing and provision! We know the God of the universe is preparing to open the flood gates and pour in every thing we need to accomplish the task.
This year has truly been an amazing ride! At every turn God has shown up and He continues to fulfill every promise. The mission has always been the same…Follow Him as closely as possible, feed the hungry, and make disciples! And through simple obedience, we have seen His plans unfold, little by little, all according to His perfect timing. Praise God!
What Finca Milagro did for 2017:
And just a few weeks ago we had our very first annual Christmas Celebration! We had over 300 men, women and children come and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas through a drama, games, songs, and a salvation message. We served 650 tamales and to top it off we had an amazing firework show!
God is good all the time and all the time God is GOOD!
We are really excited to see what the Lord has in store for 2018, and here are just a few things we are praying for in the upcoming year.
On the Farm:
Don, Lindsey, Kade, Jace and Aavin
Mission for the Multitudes is a Christ centered mission that works in the areas of sustainable agriculture, evangelism, children’s ministry, and community development. Our mission is to help people of all ages break free from the chains of spiritual and physical poverty and help them realize their true identity in Christ.