Saturday, June 15, 2013

Down on the Farm

This week, we have been helping Aunty V on her farm. Being at a farm reminded us of home, but none of us knew much about farming. In her papaya field, we harvested, washed, and delivered papaya. On the same day, we weeded around the trees and harvested worms. 
The next day, we helped on Aunty V's other farm. That day we did anything from helping with horses to cleaning out around banana trees.

It was a few days of hard work, but also a time of fellowship and learning about how the Hawaiians live. We talked about a verse in devotion time that morning before we set out to work.

"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
Matthew 9:35-39

Please pray for:
  • safety as we continue working on construction projects and farms
  • a servant's heart in everything we do
  • Vacation Bible School as it starts next week
    Jillian holding a baby chick.