Anita and Randy Trythall are American missionary farmers with a uniquely African heritage. Born in the African bush to missionary parents, Anita uttered her first words in the tribal language of Chibemba, attended schools in four different African countries, and made lifelong friends. She grew up understanding traditional tribal cultures, having been raised in the villages and having the people as her own.
As a young adult, Anita moved to the United States to make a new home and fully experience American life for the first time. When she met Randy, he fell in love not only with her, but with her people. He brought with him an expertise in organic agriculture and survival skills that would be invaluable in the mission field, and upon hearing Anita’s love and passion for the Zambian people, he was hooked.
Together, Anita and Randy feel called to bring their unique gifts and experiences back home to Africa. Now, as much as ever, there is a dire need for the people of Zambia to develop an agricultural program that will lead them to self-sufficiency. The poverty is so deep that people can’t afford to feed their children. The older children are often sent away from home when as young as 8 or 9 years old to fend for themselves, because there is no other way to provide for them. Many of the women resort to prostitution, and many fall victim to the AIDS epidemic, leaving a generation of children fatherless, motherless, homeless, and helpless.These precious people need more than our prayers. They need practical skills to provide for themselves, and most of all to give them hope for a better life for they and their children.
The Trythalls will strive to do this by sharing the love of Jesus with all they meet, and by the various programs offered. In ministry since 2009, they are now working the same property formerly managed by Anita’s parents before their retirement, carrying on the ministry and legacy passed on to them. In doing so, they are not only empowering others towards self sufficiency, but also teaching them to pass on their success to future generations.
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Rev. R. Randall Trythall
was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Lancaster County PA, with a deep respect for the Lord’s creation and our call to be faithful stewards of the environment. He earned his living as a landscaper and self-made business owner. He has a passion for agricultural self-sufficiency, with a broad knowledge of organic farming.
Anita Fisher Trythall
was born and educated in Zambia as the child of American missionaries, Steven and Ruth Fisher. She also spent much of her childhood in the Congo. Her first language is the tribal tongue of Bemba. She is also fluent in English, and speaks some Kiswahili and French.