Churches helping families grow food in Asia
Samaritan's Purse is supporting churches in Asia so they can help their communities grow gardens of food.
Samaritan's Purse and our partners around the world are teaching
pastors practical skills that are throwing open the doors for
ministry in their communities.
With approximately one in five people worldwide suffering from
chronic malnutrition and cyclical hunger, simple farming and
gardening principles have huge potential to impact families both
physically and spiritually. This is particularly true because the
majority of these vulnerable people are already farmers with access
to land. What they often lack is knowledge on how to restore the
productivity of their soil, which crops to plant, and how to
properly harvest and cook the food for their families.
A pastor from India named Prakash said his entire perspective on
ministry changed as a result of agricultural training offered by
"I realized that I do not need to have plenty of money so I can
work for the Lord. If I have this small piece of land I can plant
vegetables and other crops and raise farm animals, then the land
will prosper and give glory to God."
Prakash continued that he is committed to teaching others what
he has learned and that he "will use this training to share the
Gospel with unbelievers."
In Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar, and other parts of Asia, the
generous support of Canadians is providing training in simple
sustainable agriculture to more than 250 Christian leaders each
year. Recognizing the abundance God has created in nature, these
lessons show, for example, how to use local materials to create
organic fertilizers and pesticides to increase crop yields.
Timoti, a recent trainee, said, "Before we were just worshipping
God in the church…but the people in our community did not know what
we were doing." He now has a mental picture of having a Bible in
one hand and a hoe in the other. "If we teach this information to
others, all people in the community will have a good view of our
Another pastor shared his idea of how he would put into practice
what he had learned: "I have a vision to make garden beds in the
shape of a cross. When it is time to harvest, I will invite my
Buddhist neighbors to help and they will ask me what shape it is.
This will give me the opportunity to share what Jesus did on the
cross for them!"
Samaritan's Purse is helping families provide food for themselves
Gardening help from Samarian's Purse allows people in Mongolia
to farm sustainably, providing food and income for their
Ways you can help
Thank God for the opportunity to partner with pastors and Christian leaders in Asia. Please pray that God will guide and provide for them as they proclaim the message of the Gospel in their communities.
Your gift of $100 will help deliver training in simple, sustainable agriculture practices to Christian leaders in Asia. Your support will empower them to reach their communities with God's love, through practical training. Donate Here