The Rice Field

 

Brothers and Sisters in Christ

I want to share about the rice field that God told us to buy. As God as my witness, I do not want anything on the earth. When we ask for help a lot from our friends it feels to us like we are begging for help. This ministry is not ours It is God’s. He has told us He wants others to be a part of it because it means rewards for them. He wants all to be part of His kingdom. We spend about 100,000 Baht (approx. 3,500.00 USD) a year, just for rice. I ask God to help us plant rice. Then two different people that knew nothing of my prayers called and offered me rice seed. I had seed but no land to plant it on. Then another friend of mine called to tell me she could not plant her rice field this year and did we want to use it one season for Timothy House. I said: “Yes.” God had made it happen quick. Then after we had the field planted the daughter of the owner asked if we wanted to buy the field. They were going to sell and if we did not want it they would sell to the neighbor who wanted it. I prayed about it and God said to buy it. But we had no money. After a couple of weeks of prayer and fasting I had the burden to call the man who we had bought the orchard from last year. I told him why I wanted the field and ask him if he would be willing to lend me the money to buy it. He said: ‘I will think about it. Call me back in three hours.” I called him back and he said he would do it. Right then and there he sent the full amount to the owner. This man who helped us is not a Christian. He does not know us very well at all and he just sent 700,000 baht (about,$ 23,000.00) to the owner who he does not know. Without any paperwork or any signature. He said: “I will do it on trust, but please pay me back as soon as you can because I was going to give that money to my son to help him with his new business.”

We now have a rice field and part of the land is planted with eucalyptus trees that will be ready to harvest in a few years. It will grow enough rice to feed the 25-30 people that we feed here at Timothy House every day for a year. When the trees are harvested that will also bring in extra income down the road. We are trying to come up with ways to be more self-sufficient yet not slow down on the saving of souls for Christ. We do nothing with out God’s approval first. We want to provide the needs for us and those who work with us. God leads us from step to step so when he burdens me with this I must do. If God is leading you to help us……..

 

 

In Christ

Phimpha and the Gang at Timothy House