Cyclone Idai devastation as it impacted upon the Africa Naturally farm, the FOM and Growing Hope Missions and the people who have lost their homes
We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have helped following cyclone Idai. We were able to bring hope when all around was chaos and rebuild the homes of everyone working or training within our programmes and missions. Please continue to pray with us as the needs continue, and not least to focus on the Growing Hope, equipping churches, FOM, producing vegetables fruit for orphans and equipping people with Farming God’s Way. Please read Our Blog for detailed updates.
Please make a donation to help us rebuild these activities, livelyhoods and homes of these precious people who have lost everything
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Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I, send me.” Isaiah 6:8
ORGANIC AND CONSERVATION FARMING
Africa Naturally is a small social enterprise founded by Janet Phythian. The journey began when Janet moved to Mozambique in 1997, one of the poorest countries in the world, to establish a farming social enterprise growing and producing Tea Tree Oil. This has provided opportunities for people in this area of high unemployment, low literacy, child malnutrition and extreme poverty. For the majority in Mozambique, it is still just a dream to have sustainable paid work. Creating sustainable jobs, training for skills and protecting the environment is our aim, Growing Hope.
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The mission to create opportunities and grow hope for Mozambicans has led us to linking with people and groups in the wider local community; for agricultural training, craft production and developing micro businesses for families and communities, such as soap making. More recently we have introduced, Farming God’s Way (FGW), a resource to teach improved and sustainable conservation agriculture methods, based on Biblical principles. We have introduced FGW for farm staff, neighbouring family farmers and are linking with a local church, Mountain of Praise, to expand FGW through their 100 plus church plants throughout Mozambique.
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FARMING FOR ORPHANS IN MOZAMBIQUE – FOM
In 2008 Janet and Gabrielle met Tanneken Fros, missionary with Mountain of Praise (MOP) Church and the attached orphan care. Our hearts softened for these children and their carers. Initially, land was donated for rice growing and later FOM was started. FOM helps to fight food poverty and improve nutrition, producing vegetables, fruit and rice for the children with support of prayer and donations from Friends in the UK. MOP church members are employed and trained for 12 months in Farming God’s Way, and the food produced is harvested for the children and carers.
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