The Anglican Servers in Action (ASIA) from the Diocese of Mzimvubu, Flagstaff Archdeaconry has embarked on a “Be veg, Go green for the better future” project, where vegetable gardens are started in Parishes so that the needy may gain.
On the 2nd of October, ASIA started a vegetable garden at the St Augustine’s Parish Tshandatshe, where a variety of vegetables were planted.
On 31 October 2020, in accordance with Isaiah 61 verse 11- (“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations”).
On both occasions the weather was not good, but the work was successful with God’s grace. We also remembered that rain is a signal of new beginnings, new strengths, new goals and it was time to bloom.
And as of Proverbs 28 verse 19 (“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty”). This is an on-going initiative, and all Parishes of the Flagstaff Archdeaconry are expected to have all the greens in their gardens.
The project is proudly inspired by Green Anglican, also under the Parable that states “For change to occur it has to start with you.” Driven by the Proverb that says “a little goes a long way”. We used what we had to gain what was needed.
By Naledi Kalipa
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