SEED Farms Update

LEADLiberia Update - Keeping Hope Alive!

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Thanks for praying for us and the ministry in Liberia. Despite the challenges God has been gracious through it all. Our year has been a mixture of great events and struggles a like. However, we are still able to keep hope alive.

Ministry has been great. We have continued to travel visiting our networks and holding key training and mentoring relationships. We continue to encourage sustainable initiatives by our networks and some them are working together on these sustainable ventures. Our servant leadership emphasis keeps drawing churches to invite us to train their leaders. Small group meetings are yielding much results then our normal large gatherings.  I am giving a lot of time to small group meetings and mentoring and coaching of emerging leaders as way of being intentional about building the next generation of leaders.

Our mobility was greatly enhanced when the Lord provided us a brand new Landcruiser truck in 2016. It is indeed the best vehicle for our terrain. However, after three years of running we are needing major repairs. That is the only vehicle I have now that I use for ministry, family and farm.

Our farm activities have been quite a challenge, but we have made significant strides in our sustainable ventures. Our animal husbandry program suffered setbacks when our bull got bitten by snake and goats (6) died. However, we are still rebuilding our animal stuck. Our pigs are doing well. We started with a pair two years ago and we now have 30 pigs. The goal of our animal project is to be able to give animals to families willing to raise them as a way of empowering them. By next year we will identify potential beneficiaries for the pigs. We are working on fencing for our goats and local chicken breeding. We still have challenges with our fencing because of a lot of termites on the property. It is making fencing very expensive to undertake. However, we are hoping to achieve this as God makes provision. 

We are thankful for people who are holding the rope as we serve the Lord on the front line without which life could literally be unbearable. It is the fervent prayer that keeps making the difference here.

Please continue to pray for family health, housing and the two special need children we’ve taken in.

Blessings,

Kokeh

A Rallying Call to Invest in Agriculture

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I encountered some Liberians today and the point of our discussion was the need to intentionally invest in agriculture. Our economy could skyrocket if we did that.

While it is true that we need good roads we cannot make road construction a priority over growing what we eat and eat what we grow. This is in no way intended to discredit government agenda but I sincerely believe agriculture could provide thousands of jobs for our youths and other Liberians.

If we were to invest a billion dollars into agriculture we could turn our nation's economy around in at least 12 years. I think this a non political rallying call to utilize the soil to restore our nation from ruins to riches.

KOKEH

My Prayer — Love Liberia, Think Liberia and Build Liberia

If you don't work hard at making your vision work, someone will use you to build their vision. As we work at seeding the future with LEADLiberia there is a need to work our way to the top and to put people to work, so that they too can fulfill their God-given vision for sustainability. Our families, churches, communities, and nation will become a prosperous nation when we wisely invest our time, energy and resources in building a sustainable economy thru agriculture and other viable initiatives.

My prayer for a new Liberia is to work as a team in carrying our nation's pillar deep upon a new foundation whose builder is God and to develop a wholesome functioning society devoid of discriminatory principles. We have a nation like nonother, Beloved, though we have build fences based on our party loyalties but after elections, there will be no need for fences because it will be harvest time where we will all need to: Love Liberia, Think Liberia and Build Liberia.

A GREAT NATION, GREAT PEOPLE, PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR ALL.

KOKEH