Team member, Anecho Innocent, has returned on leave to Uganda to staff on YWAMs School of Sustainable Agriculture. We see this as a return of service, as the ministry helped Innocent to attend the school last year. The training he received has been implemented in and passed on to the people of DRC through Redefined, mainly through bi-weekly radio programs. His field experience will be invaluable to the students as he shares anecdotes of application. As a staff member, he will also receive further training.
We have also been able to arrange for another local, Okello John Bosco, to attend the school. John has spent time between Uganda and DRC, and therefore can speak English. Most Congolese in our area of service cannot speak English, which limits who we can send to receive this training. However, once John has completed the school, he will assist Redefined by giving training seminars to Mahagi locals as well as recommencing our demonstration garden in Jalasiga. Through the course, John will gain practical skills and knowledge in sustainable food production methods, soil fertility, natural pest management,agroforestry, seed saving, animal husbandry, harvesting, bee keeping, natural medicines, and small business management.
John still has some outstanding school fees; US$600. Please contact us at RedefinedMinistriesDRC@gmail.com if you are able to help in this way, alternatively you can make a donation through Australian Mercy and make note that the funds are for “John’s training – Congo Ministry”.
To read about the school please see: YWAM Hopeland’s page
You can also follow what they are up to during the school by asking to join their Facebook page: “YWAM Hopeland’s Sustainable Agriculture School”.
Update: Since this article was published we can report a donation to pay John’s school fees. Thank you for your support!