Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU), in Swaziland, requested a farm on their College of Theology campus to help provide scholarships for their theology students. This school sits on 400 acres of land an only uses about 35 acres for their campus.
Bill Dillard, business owner in Oklahoma City and very active at Bethany First, was asked to work with SANU on the idea of a farm. Over the last two years Bill has gone to Swaziland many times to work in partnership with SANU on Manna Farms. The first activity of this farm has been beekeeping. Recently, the first crops of maize and butternut squash have been planted. In 2013, tilapia and aquaponics will begin at Manna Farms.
The proceeds of this farm will provide much needed scholarships for Nazarene theology students in Swaziland. Manna Farms will also provide training for SANU students in entrepreneurial skills along with training in beekeeping, tilapia and aquaponics, and fruit and vegetable gardening. Prayerfully these pastors will take these new skills with them as they minister in churches to tell others about Christ and to help their congregations and neighborhoods with community gardens, beekeeping, and fish farming.
For more information please go to www.mannafarms.org or contact us at email@example.com
Thu, November 8, 2012
by Pat Burton