“You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands, you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.” Psalm 128:2
The bean and peanut farmers have begun to harvest. So far we have gotten our half of beans from two women. They yield was very good, one bringing in a little more than the other one. At the projected prices when we sell, we will have made the money back that we supplied them with. On the one woman, there will be a little profit. We haven’t started buying any of theirs yet. We will buy theirs at the fair market price as it is right now, hold it, and sell when prices go up. The peanuts are being dug, they dig them up and then pile them in big circles in their fields to dry.
The rice is looking good, probably be a few more weeks until they harvest. And it looks like the rains are over, to my disappointment! I love it when it rains even though my floors stay dirty! But the cool nights and mornings are still here. Hope they stay awhile!
Keep praying for the harvest, that there is a good yield – both for the farmers and The Mandate. Pray for honesty in the farmers while they are harvesting and splitting the crops with us. So far it hasn’t been too much to keep up with, but it may be more difficult as more start bringing in their crops.
We’ve had a difficult month already with different things going on so I ask for your prayers for strength, perseverance and patience. For wisdom and tempered tongues when dealing with difficult people, and fairness when it comes to wrongdoing. For health, strengthening of faith and of character. Your prayers mean so much and are felt here when you pray there!
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5
The picture at top is some of the rice fields getting close to harvest time! Here are a few more…