“Whatever a man sows, he will reap in return”
There is a lot that can be learned from the practice of farmers, and that is having the patience, the will-power and the understanding that if they plant a crop today that it will bear fruit.
It won’t bear fruit tomorrow, or next week, but when you have the temerity to wait, and to understand that when you follow the right practices and stick to the plan, that the reward will surely follow.
That is what Paul and the Belarus team talked about when they decided with the guys on the ground that investing in a agriculture program in Belarus would be worthwhile. And to say that everyone is delighted and overjoyed by how how well that the program is going in terms of delivering a valuable crop, would be a huge understatement.
We’re not the most biblical bunch in the world, but what is being achieved in a small part of the world, named Saltinafka in Belarus with the support of a group of like-minded people is pretty epic. And it just proves that it is so much better to invest in infrastructure, tools, machinery and learning, than it is simply to hand out food and money, as valuable as that it is.
Because, circumstances permitting this small farm, properly tended, will continue to provide food to the good people of Saltinafka and those that they support for a long time to come.
And despite how we often grumble, many of will never be any happier than we are during, and after a good days work.