So for the last 3 or 4 weeks, Jacob has been going out to the farm with Andre and Manuel. He has been going with them to help them harvest whatever is ready to be harvested. It has offered him the opportunity to spend time with the guys in their environment and they have not only become better friends, but Jacob says that they love to discuss spiritual matters while they work. It has been a time that all 3 seem to really enjoy and look forward to each week. Apparently, Andre and Manuel are the only people around that grow bokchoy. They have a big market for it in San Jose with some oriental restaurants. They gifted us some a couple of weeks ago and instructed me on how to prepare it. And I absolutely love it!! It is so yummy!! Well, at some point Jacob told Andre how much I loved it, so he has made sure that he sends some with Jacob each time they see each other!! I am not complaining!! I absolutely love it!! Another benefit is that Jacob comes home each time with a small portion of what they have reaped…. bokchoy, carrots, radishes, cilantro, etc….
Here is a photo of this week’s portion….
We have found that we have so much that some has started to go bad before we can use it. So another ministry has developed. We have started to look in the fridge each week to determine what we cannot eat or use and Jacob takes it with him as he goes and visits people. They seem to really appreciate it. We have found a way to not only clean out our fridge, but also to help those who have less. Win – win situation 🙂 I would encourage you to consider how much food you throw away each week and even if it is a small amount, is there someone that you could give it too that could be blessed by your sharing? You too could keep a clean, organized refrigerator and also be blessing another family with your extras before they go bad.
Not only are Andre and Manuel benefiting spiritually by Jacob coming with them each week to help harvest their vegetables, but it is an extra worker basically on their farm. Jacob is making their job easier by assisting them in their harvest. It reminds me of Matthew 9:37-38 “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.'” We firmly believe that each Christian is called to spread the gospel where the Lord has placed them. He is harvesting all over the world. Are you one of His workers? Are you helping in The Harvest? Would you ask the Lord of the Harvest to send you to where He needs a worker or workers? Just some questions to ponder.