Thank you to all who have prayed for our sick sheep situation in Rwanda. God indeed moved a mountain last week by brining some veterinary volunteers to our farm on Friday.
Following an investigation, we discovered our sheep to have a parasitic infestation, resulting in anemia. Although this is a very common problem among livestock, it can be detrimental if left untreated. Our routine treatment process has been quarterly but due to a long rainy season in Rwanda, treatments and supplements need to increase.
We are grateful for your prayers over the protection of our flock. We are happy to report that no more sheep have died since you started praying for us. Moreover, we continued to see God’s direct hand in restoring and replacing our lost 6 sheep. Sunday, the congregation of a tiny church in Ingleside, Texas raised immediate funds to replace the sheep. They not only raised enough to replace them, they raised enough to purchase 11.75 sheep!
Driving home from Ingleside, I received an email from our contact in Kenya who imported sheep for us several years ago. He shared about a truck of goats going to Burundi next week. Fortunately, we have the ability to add a trailer to the back of the truck, which will hold up to 100 pure Merino sheep! If we move fast, we can purchase each sheep for $170, instead of $280 we would now pay per head!
Our True Vineyard Ministries team has continued to fervently pray for this thrilling opportunity. Given the situation to purchase more Merino sheep at a reduced cost as well as a very large impending order from a national retailer, we are asking that you prayerfully consider helping us with our campaign to purchase more sheep at the reduced cost of $170. A donation of any amount will be appreciated towards this effort.
With your permission, we will post names and gifts and keep you well-informed of our sheep count in progress. Our wish is for this to happen very quickly so we may share this trailer that is already traveling through Rwanda.
Tax-deductible contributions may be designated for sheep and given on the online at www.truevineyard.org.
Thank you so much!
Diana and the True Vineyard team