why is @revtomtravels in Mossel Bay ?

If you have followed the posts of the last week, you have seen some landscapes of great beauty. But why am I here in Mossel Bay, South Africa?

I arrived last Thursday in a jet-lagged and beleaguered state after three crazy travel days from the US via the Heartland (included 18 hours in Budapest). The next day we were out to see a bit of the work that is going on to serve the poor by teaching them to help themselves.

This journey began at a prison where my colleague Josh works with local leaders of the facility that houses young men from 15-24 years old. This facility teaches some of the young men gardening skills and provides for a community garden.

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In partnership with Josh, they grow seed into seedlings that then help the poor he works with in the townships.

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Josh and Abby brought me along as they picked up seedlings to deliver to the gardeners.

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A few days later, Josh and I headed out to the townships to visit his many, many gardening friends…

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Josh has been building relationships and has developed a reputation as a man who wishes to bring real help to the people. He distributed seedlings for immediate planting and taught about spraying for insects that are damaging plants in the gardens.

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The activity around the back of his pickup caused would-be gardeners to ask for help. He then set up a time to teach some new gardeners his system and provide them with seedlings after they have prepared their soil. They left with appointment slips for this Saturday morning!

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Learn more about Growing Hope at www.ceokids.org

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2 responses to “why is @revtomtravels in Mossel Bay ?

  1. Bill Nuckols

    It brought a tear to my eyes as I see the Love of Christ in action.

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