There is so much to love about Zimbabwe and we have been fast and furious discovering it for ourselves. The people are welcoming and Kind. English is spoken in many places and particularly in town. They are open to partnerships that benefit the community, the economy and that lift the poor. the smith family is up to big things in zim that take advantage of not only our talents but our ability to try new things.
Specifically we have been given an opportunity to begin a farm in a high traffic area of greater Harare. Not just any farm. It will be a farm that is diverse, resilient, multiplies itself and creates new farms, that remain connected to one another and captures farm revenue from product all the way through consumption. We have gathered and been invited into many symbiotic relationships and this project has the ability to impact not just Zimbabwe but Africa as a whole. Those who plant the daughter churches will be mentored by Renee and I to take the language of the gospel and apply it to all of life and teach it through farming. A farm that makes other farms, by disciples that make other disciples.
Never do anything so small that you can do it your self.
There is no doubt about it, the future is collaborative structures. In this fast paced ever evolving world that we all live in there is simply no way to have expertise to pull off integrated challenges. The church is no different when acting out the mission of God. To advance the good things of Jesus; partnerships must be genuine, activate many different talents, cooperate across modalities and most importantly cheer each other on. One of the exciting parts of the farm hub, for me, is the potential for the church to activate its potential throughout the body of Christ. Everyone can be a sent one for this plan. Work in IT, or engineering, shipping or warehouse, retail, or teaching, maybe you are a fleet mechanic or a builder. Creating a working and expanding farm to market enterprise will take us all. Let’s do this together.