Faith in farming
Nigel Stangroom is a farmer near Dereham, growing herbs (parsley, mint, coriander, and tarragon), along with blackcurrants for Ribena, as well as the usual wheat and barley.
At the time of writing, parsley has just been planted and rain is due tomorrow.
Nigel speaks about the stresses and joy of his work, the uncertainties in business-planning for farmers, costings for fertiliser versus prices charged for produce: a watchful eye must be kept on matters outside his control. At times the circumstances may seem muddled but then, seemingly from nowhere, things turn out well and he is grateful and amazed at God’s provision.
In this Norfolk Show week, Nigel asks us to pray for wisdom in managing uncertainties, and for the strengthening of his faith. He forgets to turn to God in restful moments and forgets how easy it is to use his Bible app for something quietly sustaining, such as John’s Gospel.
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