This article was originally published in the September 2020 edition of ITMI Monthly.
Because of the overwhelming generosity and compassion of ITMI donors, we are gearing up for another round of provision-enabled Gospel delivery by our partners!
It’s not too late to participate in demonstrating and declaring the Gospel to the hurting and in need through the provision of food, kindness and redemptive relationships. Every donation - no matter the amount - goes a long way.
Meanwhile, Charl van Wyk and his team are expanding their Project Joseph outreaches to go beyond the necessary and valuable short-term solutions. Zimbabwe and South Africa will not likely see recovery from the economic blows of these extended pandemic-induced lockdowns anytime soon.
Charl’s team has begun working toward having two community vegetable gardens, one in Zimbabwe and one in South Africa, both around 17,000 square feet! The gardens will help Charl and his team reach many with the Gospel through the provision of food.
Zimbabwe project leader, Cozmore, and volunteers prepare the ground for a large garden in Zimbabwe.
Neither location has a sustainable water supply needed to grow vegetables on this scale. Drilling a well in each location is a cost-effective way to provide for years of Gospel-centered outreach.
According to the estimates provided by local professionals, due to soil conditions and depth, Charl and his team can provide both gardens with a sustainable water source for a total of $13,500USD.
This provides not just one, but two wells, which will enable years of opportunities for faithful, godly believers to reach the hurting with the Good News while offering a live illustration of Christ’s fulfillment of our deepest needs through the meeting of their physical ones.
About the Authors
Steve Evers has advocated for and served the ITMI partners as ITMI Director since 2001. Approximately once a year, Steve visits with ITMI partners in their countries and brings stories back to encourage supporters. Steve enjoys photography and mechanics, (both hobbies that have greatly benefited ITMI partners!) Prior to becoming ITMI's Director, Steve served on the Board of Directors for 4 years. Steve lives in Arizona with his wife, Darlene.
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