Seeds of Hope

 

Delivering Hope to the People of Janou

“I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seeds. This will be your food.”
Genesis 1:29

The drought killed their crops. For the people of Janou, Haiti, the usual spring downpours never came this year. The seeds they had so carefully tucked into the soil withered and died. Without rain, residents attempted to water the seeds themselves, trekking through mountainous terrain while balancing a five-gallon bucket on their heads. It takes 2,000 trips to equal a single day’s rain showers and there were simply not enough hours in the day.

God provided a unique ministry with a special purpose to aid them. Hope Seeds, founded in 1999, stepped up after the spring crop failure and provided funds for new seeds. And just this past week, Hope Seeds teamed up with Agape Flights to deliver even more hope to the people of Haiti – enough seeds to feed 4,000 local families.

Woman standing in tropical field with produce.

Based in Bradenton, Florida, Hope Seeds is on a mission to reduce world hunger through partnerships with organizations like Agape Flights. They send packets of seeds with a variety of fruits and vegetables to provide a sustainable food source. Each seed pack also includes a gospel tract in the recipient’s native language.

To create seed packets, wet seeds ferment in water for up to six days before they are cleaned and dried. Following the cleaning process, the seeds are stored in a cool, dry room until they are ready for use. To maximize the crops yielded during harvest time, Hope Seeds provides an informative pamphlet describing how deep to plant seeds, whether they can be transplanted, how much produce each seed should yield, how to deter insects, and more.

Hope Seeds has distributed over 10 million seed packs in more than 60 countries with instructions for tending them. There are so many more countries that they want to reach! Please pray that Hope Seeds International is able to send food resources to the countries that need them the most, and if you feel led, visit their website to see how you can get involved in their mission to prevent world hunger.

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