Update from Executive Director - Combatting Weariness

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus!

“And let us not be weary in well doing:…” Galatians 6:9. Why did God inspire Paul to write these words? I think deep down, we all know the answer. God’s children are his instruments of love and mercy in a fallen world. If we don’t do good, who will? Also, the rest of the verse reveals the promise. “…for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Weariness is a common malady, of all those that do good. It fosters the temptation to give up. The many needs we are confronted with overwhelm us at times. Therefore, we all need this reminder not to grow weary.

A Filipino FARMS loan recipient in his corn field 
As the Executive Director for FARMS International, I see and hear about needs all the time. I love my work, the ministry, and those we serve, but I too sense weariness at times. Sometime ago, I set up my screen saver to go randomly through my photos from my visits overseas; what great therapy! Those faces, those smiles, those families, those villages, and the memories, flood my soul and spirit with joy! The temptation to grow weary in doing good fades away.

In the next few posts, we will be featuring our programs in Moldova and Pangasinan, Philippines. Both of these countries share a history of poverty. However, Christ’s love and transforming power is bearing good fruit in the lives of those you serve through FARMS. This inspires us to do more!

In Christ Jesus,
Joseph Richter
Executive Director


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