The Fall Sower: Transforming Lives
Written by Plant With Purpose on September 24, 2013 in Sower
By Scott Sabin, Executive Director
Imagine being unable to take care of your family. A feeling of worthlessness would overwhelm your sense of purpose.
Around the world, the rural poor have been told directly and indirectly that they have nothing to contribute. This type of disempowerment is particularly acute in Burundi, where thousands of repatriated refugees are returning-many after living in camps in Tanzania where they subsisted on aid and had no opportunity to work.
Fortunately, the good news that Jesus brings says that we are all given talents, and each of us has a role to play.
Click here to read about how these roles are influencing Plant With Purpose’s spiritual outreach in Burundi.
The Journey of Transformation: Holistically Investing in Rural Communities
By Becky Rosaler, Marketing and Events Coordinator
“My professional and spiritual life has changed,” shares Mr. Joseph from Toman, Haiti. He and fellow farmers around the world, are on a journey out of poverty as they are empowered to change their circumstances. Plant With Purpose embraces a model of transformation for the entire person: physically, economically, and spiritually.
Following Fuller Theological Seminary’s Bryant Myer’s explanation of transformational development, Plant With Purpose’s country directors share about the accomplishments being made by partnering farmers. Holistic transformation is spreading: person to person, farmer to farmer, community to community, and country to country as those involved in Plant With Purpose’s programs embrace their true identity in Christ and work to bring God’s kingdom to earth as it is in heaven. Read more about contagious transformation.
Read more about holistic transformation.
Village Spotlight: Chepeginio, Mexico
By: Beth Luthye, Grant Writer
In Oaxaca’s central valley lies the tiny village of Chepeginio, a place called home by about 200 people. In this area, no one has access to running water at home, and fewer than one in five has access to electricity. Few kids finish high school because they have to drop out to help earn money for their families. A newfound hope began to grow when the community started working together to establish a tree nursery, a large garden, and a Village Savings and Loan Association.
Read Abundio and Alejandra’s story.
Planting Hope Gala
Come be a part of the Plant With Purpose community at our annual Planting Hope Gala. Experience a wonderful evening including a silent auction, Latin-fusion dinner and California wine. Proceeds go toward empowering the rural poor to improve their lives and land. For more information, visit www.plantwithpurpose.org/gala.
October 12th, 2013
5:30 in the Evening
Paradise Point Resort, San Diego
$110 per ticket / $850 per table of 8
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