Trees from Zechariah 3 for South Africa
About This Mission Project
Fruit tree grafting is a valuable skill for impoverished South Africans. This project will train, equip and supply teams of four to provide 2,000 trees annually for sale in their areas.
In addition to creating employment, these trees will provide nutrition and shade and bring about the vision of Zechariah 3:10: “In that day each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree.”
- $50 provides 410 polypropylene planting bags for young grafted trees.
- $100 provides 30 bags of 60 liters each of organic potting soil.
- $250 provides 50 durable plastic planting trays.
- $500 provides Geodesic dome nurseries, giving 300 square feet of protected space for the young grafted trees.
Mission Project Specifics
International Ministries seeks to raise $12,362 to train, equip and supply twenty 20 people to run local fruit and nut tree grafting nurseries for local profit, nutrition, environmental improvement and sustainability in South Africa.
This project will be managed by missionary family physicians Anita and Rick Gutierrez.
It is anticipated that this project will create five sustainable nursery locations employing 20 local people and producing 10,000 grafted fruit, nut and Chaya trees annually for local sale and distribution. These trees will beautify urban slums and provide avocados, mangos, lemons, Macadamia nuts and Chaya leaves to combat hunger and malnutrition.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Please pray with Anita and Rick Gutierrez that this project will promote health and build futures by creating economic opportunities for impoverished South Africans.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write South Africa/ Gutierrez/Trees on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
In the picture above...
Thembi is grafting Macadamia nut trees. Each tree will provide a supply of rare and precious oils, fiber and phytochemicals for people living in crowded urban settlements in South Africa.