As we have built on this land, we have also built relationships. Our staff has done a beautiful job developing trust and friendship with the neighboring farmers. They are already working together and sharing things (water, power, etc.) in order to bless one another. Having the farmers like us will help in keeping our kids safe. So we will continue to work on those relationships. Perhaps the kids can even help with harvesting and get some of the crops in exchange. It could be very fun for them, as well as a blessing to have that fresh food. We are excited to see what comes of these relationships.
One really special moment was in January when a team was visiting the land. The neighbors requested that we come and pray over them and their land. These neighbors are Hindu. So they accept many gods. But they have seen the power of our God through the blessings He has given us with this land and this home. They believe our God has power and they want His blessings to fall on them as well. It was sweet to be welcomed to lay our hands on them and pray blessings over them. We boldly asked that they come to know the Lord through the home and the kids. After we prayed, they were excited to offer us gifts of the food they are growing. They were so proud to be able to share it with us. And they should be. They are working hard to produce some delicious food. These relationships are a blessing and it was exciting to see them. Please pray for continued blessing in relationship.