Henry's Trek4Missions Page
Make sure to check out Sue's page also! Sue and I are helping to raise funds to support the OCMC's efforts to send missionaries to the ends of the earth to preach the Gospel of Christ! After we get home from work each day, Sue and I usually work till dark taking care of our farm. So while "Trek4Missions" is a walk-a-thon, Sue and I will be posting a diary of the work we do here in place of walking or jogging. We have been supporting OCMC since 2015. OCMC has made it possible for me to serve on 3 medical mission teams in the remote village of Aguacate Guatemala. Your donation to OCMC through this web page will help support that work as well as projects around the world.
Over the next five weeks, from August 9 to September 14, I hope to raise awareness and funding for OCMC's efforts to make disciples of all nations by bringing people to Christ and His Church. There are over 1 billion people who have yet to hear the Gospel message. They cannot be reached unless there are missionaries to send.
How can you help? You can participate or be a donor.
Donations large and small help OCMC to recruit, train, send, and support missionaries who are taking up their cross to follow Christ. OCMC is supported by individuals just like you and me. Directions are right on this website.
Patcicipate as a Trekker! If you can, please join our Mercer County team. Joining is simple and you can sign up on this website (the code is mercer1). Join with us to help send disciples and change lives! Together we can help bring the life-transforming Gospel into the world! Let's Trek4Missions!
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; Therefore, pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Luke 10:2)
My Personal Web Log
With the days getting shorter and colder weather around the corner, we're getting ready for winter mode. That means cleaning and lubing the farm equipment for winter storage, and getting the buildings ready to get through the winter. Painting, caulking, in addition to making steady progress on the home remodeling project.
by Henry Van Zanten on Sun, Sep 06, 2020 @ 6:57 PM
This week I focused on chipping away at a home fix-it-up project. Thanks to you-tube-university,I was able to install herringbone and wall tiles on a 9 x 16 foot wall in our home and frame in the glass block window. Mortar and grout are nothing to be afraid of once you understand a few tricks of the trade!
by Henry Van Zanten on Sun, Aug 30, 2020 @ 8:16 PM
Sue kept me extra busy this week. We added the 500 bales of second cut hay to our hay mow. The stack is now about 16 feet high, so that should get Sue through the year ahead, as long as she doesn't acquire any new beasties. I spent a long day unloading the shed we drove 500 miles roundtrip to get from Aaron. It will be the new "she goat house"---and we got it set up on blocks and it's all level, ready for a few final touches.
by Henry Van Zanten on Sun, Aug 23, 2020 @ 5:54 PM
A busy farming week! I cut 15 acres to prep for re-seeding, then spread fertilizer over the same area and overseeded it with timothy grass. With a string of sunny windy days Sue and I got our second cut hay harvested and in the barn. I cut 11 acres. The next day Sue prepped it with the tedder machine and then raked it into windrows. We split the baling job: I baled while Sue finished raking, then she baled while I got the bales picked up and transported into the barn with my 35 year old trusty New Holland "haystacker machime.
by Henry Van Zanten on Sat, Aug 15, 2020 @ 1:01 PM
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