Unused fields could yield plenty of food for the poor, but unjust men keep them from being farmed. – Proverbs 13:23
It never ceases to amaze me how God connects people together.
I met Isabel, well in fact I haven’t actually met Isabel, we have just spoken over the phone. Isabel and I have a mutual connection through a friend who has similar interests in faraway places, particularly in Africa, specifically in Zimbabwe. Isabel comes from Zimbabwe but now lives in Benoni, South Africa.
When we spoke Isabel told me of her dream to establish a care centre in Zimbabwe. She has a compassionate heart for the Grannies who look after the Aids orphans in her district.
And she has land that can be used for this dream.
She is connected to a stream of transporters who taxi goods to and from Zimbabwe – as Zimbabwe is a land in dire crisis. I managed to parcel a few things up for her in her plight to help the people in distress there. I apologised for the feeble futility of my donation and got a polite scolding as she said that nothing nothing is to small to send to Zimbabwe. There is so much hunger and poverty and hardship there. The people are suffering under a tyrannical ruler, and the crippling drought has aggravated the living conditions to Unbearable status !!
I told her of my dream for a Care Africa movement that could help Africa feed itself through care gardens. I had included some veggie seeds in the parcel I had sent to her.
On her return from a visit to Zim she sent me these photos of the gardens her brother grows. He has given the seeds to one or two families to encourage them to grow food – even if only in car tyres to start with, as water is scarce. I suggested : “even have a little competition with the reward of a food care bag for those willing to start their own food gardens ?” She will find out from her brother if this is a good idea.
Perhaps our dreams will roll out separately – yet together ? Parallel dreams if you will ? Isabel is one of those people who unwittingly makes a big difference to many lives, in this instance even to a country, needing the attention of those who care for people in need. I stand amazed at the difference one person can make !
May all our dreams come true.
Plant a garden in your yard
Plant a garden in your heart.