It started and has been this way since the creation of man. Even the Bible, in Galatians 6 says, “A man reaps what he sows.” It is a law of nature and of man. But what if you cannot sow? What if you only get rain during a few months of the year? Imagine it, how could you plant crops and reap any harvest without rain? For much of the world, the ability to grow food and therefore to eat is totally dependent upon the rain that is given from heaven.
Until now. During 2020 with the help of some generous donors, Y-Malawi has started implementing solar powered water pumps that can irrigate crops without rain. These pumps bring water from ponds, streams and lakes to the fields. They are making an incredible difference.
Until now, it has been impossible to grow more than one crop per year. These pumps are allowing people to grow 3 or in some cases more. For centuries people have died during “The Hunger Season.” Now they have options. Now they have hope. Now they can change their own future. In the photos below people have just harvested a crop of maize. Now they are planting sweet potatoes cassava and various other vegetables. Some have planted 4 crops just this year!
People are no longer hungry, they are encouraged, and they are praising God for what He is doing in their lives. Along with planting crops, they are planting new Bible studies. They are sharing with others how the love of Jesus has changed their lives through people in another country, on the other side of the world, that they have never met.
That’s what love does. It changes everything.