Organic Based Agriculture Program

August 2018 Newsletter

Dear friends, family and supporters,

As the month of August has arrived, we continue to be amazed at the Lord’s leading. Since we returned to Lancaster in November last year, we have had many up’s and down’s. That is life, yes, but we have been hit rather hard from all sides. Thankfully, we know where our hope lies and that we are already victorious in this battle that we fight. We are thankful to still be here as it is proven to us over and over that we need to be in America. Our hearts are where our home is and God has provided us with the blessing of an American home. This was not in our origional plans when we left Kabwe but we are following what the Lord leads and He is providing for our us each step of the way.

We were planning on returning to Zambia in June but illness had hit our family and so we have had to stay in Lancaster and seek the help of medical Dr’s. As many of you may know, our daughter Catie has been diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrop ( POTS ) in January. This has made it so that we have had to change our plans and schedule speaking engaements differently. In March, Randy had severe pain with the right side of his abdomen and it turns out that his appendix burst. After a lengthy visit in the hospital, he has recovered and is again going forward. Anita has been dealing with Fibromyalgia, an every day experience, and misses the Zambian weather that gives her more daily relief but she is glad to be where the Lord leads.

We were given a home to stay in that gives us some stability in the Landisville area. The Lord knows the desires of our heart. The home is a small three bedroom cottage that is in a Christian Camp Ground and so we are able to have fellowship with many neighbors. We go forward with getting everything signed so that we may make this cottage our home during the months that the Campground is open. Being in Lancaster also gives us precious time with our son and his fiancé in Lancaster. Henry started Culinary at York Technical Institute and we are very proud as he follows one of his passions. We are getting more involved in our home church and Catie is attending Youth Group there. This is a great blessings for her as with having POTS, she is more in her bedroom, secluded from friends. The campground is also within a 10 min drive to her best friends house so the girls see one another often.

Randy began a job with the ‘taxi’ service Lyft and Uber and he hopes to start working as a driver for Amish people. Anita started working a few hours a day with a company that assists with in-home care. This helps to make ends meet but also it gives us a chance to get out of the house and do some ministry.
We are blessed to announce that there is a grant writer that has offered to work on grants so that we are able to get some much needed items in the field. She is working on a grant for a brick making machine, one for a new well and windmill as well as one for a dump truck. Please pray that we find favor in these endeavors.

Project Redemption, the ministry that Anita’s parents began, has donated the land and buildings that are at Chibangu mission outside of Mpongwe, Zambia. This is a huge blessing as we will be able to set up the training facility for the street kids to learn a more hands on approach to life. We want to thank firstly the Lord but also thank you to Anita’s Dad Stephen Fisher who has seen our hearts and the vision the Lord has placed us for Zambia.

We are starting a shoe drive for the street kids in Kabwe. We are setting up 50 gallon barrels which will have information on them as to who we are, what kind of shoes we are gathering (young boy and men size 4 youth-12 adult and either black tie or closed or sneaker/sports (soccer) gently used shoes) and where they are sent to. Please let us know if you would like any information on this as we hope to set up as many shoe barrels as possible. Once they are filled and gathered, we ship them over to Zambia and distribute them accordingly. Please do not hesitate to contact any one of us about this. Once again, Randy can be reached at phone 717-799-7607, email randy@ohhz.org and Anita phone at 717-615-2107 and email anita@ohhz.org.
We are most definitely still looking for speaking engagements so please contact us if you would like us to visit with you and have fellowship with you.

Thank you for letting us into your lives and being able to share with you what has been going on with us. We are also here for you, to pray with you so please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Also, if you would like to come over and help with any building, we are starting to put teams together. We need help in assisting with building, electrical, plumbing and much more and don’t think that you are too old to come over. We also need assistance in setting up the planning and preparations so we welcome all who have knowledge and passion in these ways.
Please keep our Director Edricko and his wife in your prayers as they are living at the mission house and are doing children and youth ministry in our neighborhood.

Keep our Director Elijah and his family in your prayers as well. He has endured a lot of heartache as he is the one in key contact with the street youth.

Blessings in Him,
Randy, Anita and Catie Trythall