Farming is a ministry outlet that provides food to the needy, teaches self-sufficiency
and supports ongoing missions.
For World Missionary Evangelism, the beginnings of farming ministry began with Dr. Reginald
Courts, a missionary who partnered with founder Dr. John E. Douglas, Sr. in India. Dr. Courts
purchased land for farming and engaged in some original work on irrigation farming. His work
was so successful that locals named a boulevard after him.
Farming is good. The Biblical principle is that if a man shall not work, neither shall he eat. Many
peoples in foreign lands cannot get work, and so they do not eat. Farming ministry helps to
resolve this issue and provides people with valuable skills. Its benefits include reducing costs
of missions support, promoting local industry and instructing people in self-sufficiency.
Opportunities for farming ministry are as diverse as the countries we touch.
WME has previously supported the use of farms, but the farming ministry is taking on new life
under a fresh, invigorated management philosophy.
· At Hattinghore in Jharkhand, Dr. Hembrom grows herbal medicines for a variety of ailments.
These are processed and packaged for further distribution.
· At the children’s school at Lucknow in India, Bishop John Augustine has a small farm that
helps supply the needs of orphans living at the school.
· An orphanage at Masaya, Nicaragua sits on a large property. The local lumber industry
leases part of the property, netting income to help operate the orphanage.
· In two Maasai communities in Kenya, WME has drilled wells and installed water distribution
systems. WME is working with George Jordan Farms to instruct native leaders in irrigation
farming. This will enable Massai not to depend solely on cattle to buy grain and provide
them feed for animals during drought.
· In The Philippines, WME is seeking to revive farming as a supply ministry with local tribal
people. In fact, several pastors in Mindanao are working in fishing and micro-industry
activities that help provide income for missions.
Please click here and join with WME as we work with our local representatives and ministers to
use the farming ministry to sustain and expand missions around the world.