Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Moringa...it's not a dance!

Take a break if you will, from the daily stresses of this thing we call life. From the increasing economic challenges before us. It's a good time to focus on the positive. It's a good time to notice the miracles around us.

Today I want to share with you just how a loving God provides. How something so simple...a tree...can change peoples lives. You may not have heard of the Moringa tree, but it has been called a miracle tree. Once you hear about this miracle...I hope you will share it with others.

Moringa Trees at the orphanage in Yako, Burkina Faso
The Moringa Tree

This tree has enormous benefits. Every part is valuable. The wood can be used for fuel and it also yields a blue dye. Crushed leaves can be used for scrubbing pots or cleaning walls. The pulp is suitable for making paper. The seeds contain oil that can be used for cooking and when crushed and placed in water, these same seeds draw contaminants and harmful bacteria out of the water, purifying it. Most amazing is the nutritional value that comes from the leaves. The leaves can be ground into a powder and added to food. This powder is like a mega-vitamin. It has 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges, 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots, 4 times the Calcium of milk, 3 times the Potassium of bananas and 2 times the protien of yogurt. Truly miraculous? That's not even the most miraculous thing about this tree.

We live in a world where 925 million people are undernourished. Going hungry is lethal. To truly appreciate the "true miracle", I have a map to show you. The top of this map shows the areas of the world that suffer the most from malnutrition. The bottom half shows where the Moringa tree grows naturally.

When I first saw this my mouth dropped and my eyes teared up. This is God at work! This is His divine provision for His people!

This funny named tree is a miracle to the people who need it the most, but many of these people do not realize what they have available to them. This is why we need to pass on information.

Serving with Sheltering Wings in Burkina Faso, we will utilize the trees growing at the orphange as we care for children. We will share the information we know with others and we will give God the glory.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:19

Love and Blessings!!

1 comment:

  1. mary & dan sagehornAugust 29, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    wow that's amazing.. great information to pass on :)