Going Inside Petra

If you were ever fascinated in the adventures of Harrison Ford playing Indiana Jones, then you have definitely seen this place.  It was the supposed home of the Holy Grail.  The place does exist, you just won’t find the Grail there…

A Place for Anyone to Swim

It’s estimated that about 40% of American do not know how to swim.  Today I’ll take you to a place perfect for those non-swimmers, for here you can swim and not sink.  We’ll bob on the water…

A Christian Named Osama

Today we interview a gentlemen named Osama.  He laughs because that name may bring certain images to mind for an American.  However this Osama is a Christian living in a predominately Muslim nation and he’s very happy to take you to some sites that are too often overlooked…

The Site of Jesus’ Crucifixion

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher contains the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.  Several denominations have a presence in this church, each claiming a bit of the property if you will.  So who then has the keys to the place?

On The Streets of Jerusalem

Holy Week is a time when Christians reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ.  The events of Easter week come to life on the streets of the old city of Jerusalem…

A Peaceful Scene in the Middle East

Most people would consider the country of Syria to be a dangerous place right now.  However, here, along this country’s border with Syria, the scene is peaceful – even scenic.  It’s a place of irony, beautiful plateaus next to bunkers and mine fields…

The Effect of The Three Wise Men

The Bible tells us that after Jesus’ birth, wise men from the east came to honor the child.   Interestingly, those visitors not only came bearing gifts in their day, but their journey may have saved the very church marking the spot of their destination…

Away In A Manger

At Christmas time we may sing, “Away in a manger no crib for a bed.”  While the phrase may be true, the picture we have in our minds, or the vision depicted in nativity scenes may be different than the real things…

The “Little” Town of Bethlehem

It’s a “little” town forever associated with Christmas.  In a moment you’ll see that town is today a large city, but it remains a place honored for a most important birth…

Ghana’s District Farmer of the Year

Today we meet the district farmer of the year.  A lady growing ten acres of corn–a farmer adopting some of the latest technology she can find to help grow a bigger crop.  She shares a tractor with up to one hundred other farmers and will plant and harvest her entire crop by hand…..

Corn Stored Under Tarps

Drive through farm country and you can find plenty of shiny new grain bins to hold ever increasing yields. Drive through farm country here and you’re likely to find the corn stored under tarps or open to the elements that will spoil up to half of the harvested crop. It’s one of the many challenges these farmers face…..

The Challenges of Growing Corn in Africa

Many farm events and banquets in the US begin with prayer.  This farm meeting opened with a joint prayer of Chritian and Muslim farmers.  They represented farm organizations from the central region of the African nation of Ghana…..

Corn Harvest in Ghana

I always enjoy the harvest on our farm.  Days spent in the combine or hauling grain to the bins are some of my favorite farm duties.  I recently experienced a must different harvest though–the corn harvest in the West African nation of Ghana.

Farming Big with Small Equipment

It’s amazing some of the technology that can be found on the farm these days.  However, if you go to Phil Corzine’s farm, you may be amazed at the small sized equipment and the seeming lack of the latest gadgets to help with crop production.  There’s a good reason for that…..

Helping Rural Business Thrive in Developing Nations

rootcapital2Willie Foote saw farmers and farmer cooperatives in developing nations often struggling to survive. What resulted was a vision turned non-profit organization that is making great strides in helping small rural businesses thrive…

Root Capital

rootcapital1American farmers know the financial difficulties that result from conditions that are often out of their control. Now imagine you are a small farmer in a developing nation and those challenges increase exponentially. Today we visit with an organization working to change that…