Following a trip to Zambia, one Midwestern man was inspired by meeting Pastor Joe and seeing his willingness to sacrifice. Upon returning stateside, Jack Purdy shared this with his family, including his daughter-in-laws Ashley and Amber. Ashley, Amber, and a few women from church decided to donate funds from their garden-growing effort to the Zambian chicken project. Their crop of choice: sweet corn. Ashley said it is a blessing to give their time and resources to a ministry they personally know and trust. Her children enjoy reading online STS blog updates in order to stay in touch with a project their family is now involved in. The Purdy’s next venture is to begin the organic certification process for chickens they plan on raising themselves, with some of the proceeds going to the Zambian chicken project.
As these two stories intertwine, we begin to see a hand appear, perhaps not visibly, but nonetheless, it is present. The same hand was present at a wedding feast long ago, where miracles occurred for those able to see. While giving corn for chickens may not be miraculous, it is providing for those He loves. It is also a recognition of the only One who can truly sustain us.