|Double Portion Farm outside of Kampala. Location of the Farming God's Way training.|
|Josh giving a talk about FGW and the recent maize crop|
God’s Word brings the revelation and enlightenment that the yoke is first and foremost a spiritual yoke. If we only deal with the technical and management keys we will not be able to deliver the poor. We teach six major biblical keys to unlocking the potential of the land and its people.
1) Acknowledge God and God alone (repent of our wickedness, quit looking to witchcraft or other stuff, and acknowledge God and Him alone as Creator and Lord)
2) Consider your ways (Haggai 1:2-11, why are we in the position we are in?)
3) Understanding God's all-sufficiency (don’t be dependent upon yourself or man, or governments or NGO’s ---- but only on God, He has given us everything we need to be successful and prosper in ag)
4) What you sow you will reap (we need to be working and not looking for handouts, and through wise giving we can go from Africa being the “begging bowl” to the “bread basket”)
5) Bring the tithes and offerings to God (God is the giver of all good things, and He blesses us to be a blessing to others, God is after our hearts and not our money, but we have to be willing to give up our grip on money and things and allow Him to have control - through this we will be blessed)
6) Stake your claim (pray over your land and claim what God has given you to be good)
Management We have to teach the poor to make a sustainable profit for them to come out of poverty.
The 3 management keys are:
1) do everything - On time
2) To high standards
3) and With minimal wastage
Technically, the laws that God has put in place in creation for the most productive ecosystems in the world include little or no soil disturbance, no destruction or incorporation of surface organic residues and a significant biodiversity of species. In keeping with this we model our agricultural practises on the above through:
1) No plowing
2) 100% mulch covers (which we refer to as God's Blanket)
3) Practice rotations I realized I have not been doing everything to a high standard.
|Dan checking out the FGW gardens|
|mulching is a huge part of FGW|