Xolani Ndlovu & Portia Chitunhu
v 4 weeks
Q: How many Faithful Steward Activators were there?
v Approximately 60 from across Zimbabwe. It was an interdenominational training i.e. people from different churches gathered at Westgate for training.
Q: What was the main theme if you can call it that, during the Faithful Steward Activators training?
v Farming God’s Way 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
v Contract Farming – farmers would be given inputs on contract terms and then they’ll need to pay back after harvesting. The farmer however will keep the surplus.
Q: What was the most interesting lesson at Faithful Steward Activators?
v Vision of Farming God’s Way
v Lessons on Luke and Acts
v Storying on the Parables done by Mbonisi Malaba (Elder at River of Life Christian Church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)
Q: Describe a typical day’s training.
v Field work at 5:30am – 7:30am
v Lessons from 8:00am – 4:00pm
v Sports from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
v Supper and personal time from 6:00pm onwards
Q: Were you discipled by anyone during your month in Harare, and what did it comprise of?
v Yes, we had mentors who looked after our spiritual well-being and we formed good relationships.
Q: What expectations are there on the Faithful Steward Activators when back on the ground?
v Establish own Well Watered Gardens
v Have targets to meet in the community in terms of establishing Well Watered Gardens and Nutrition Gardens.
Q: What was the highlight of the programme?
v Spending time with each other
v Brian Oldreives (Founder and Pioneer of Farming God’s Way) teaching on Selflessness and Giving.
v Meeting people from different parts of the country.
Q: Do you think you will be able to accomplish what is expected of you?
Q: Any other comments.
v Although God was in the timing of the programme, we think the training was a bit too long. However, it was inspirational and really in-depth. It taught us a lot about being faithful.
Thank you so much Xolani and Portia. It sounds like you've caught the heart of Farming God's Way. Well done!
Interviewed by Molly Manhanga