The war on bugs
By Gary Fallesen
, founding president, Climbing For Christ
Ready to do battle: armed with chemicals to spray infected maize. (Photos by Duncan Nyozani, Searchlight Ministries)
The headline screamed from the front page of The Nation
newspaper based in Blantyre, Malawi’s center of finance and commerce: “Army worms affect 20 districts
It refers to the “devastating” pest, the stalk borer, which has invaded Malawi’s maize fields.
While the Malawi government was debating how to respond, Climbing For Christ was answering the request of member and ministry partner Pastor Duncan Nyozani for help. [See Tuesday’s story, “Stalk borer outbreak latest problem plaguing Malawi
.”] God provided US$4,000 through C4C to Duncan, who immediately purchased chemicals and hired 10 sprayers to strike back against the stalk borer attack on the crops of his churches.
“We are busy these days spraying the chemicals to our gardens,” Duncan reported Thursday night. “People are thankful for the chemicals donation.”
We are praising the LORD for what He has given us and asking that He would bless our brothers and sisters in Malawi with a healthy harvest that would reduce the hunger and suffering in Malawi.
Preparing chemicals, above, and spraying crops, below.
‘The Nation’ headline, headline, and news story ‘Facts’ box, below.
“The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.” – Psalm 67:6