A handful of seeds can seem a gift too small. But sometimes it's a tiny thing that forever changes it all.
A poem about how the gift of seeds can produce larger-than-life results in families’ lives around the globe:
If you farm or garden, you understand.
How seeds so tiny, dwarfed by your hand,
Start under the dirt and transform barren land.
From up in the mountains, to the valleys low,
In forests, deserts, backyards, even under the snow,
We bury seeds in the earth, and wait for them to grow.
We plant to feed our families,
We plant to sell, trade, and take care.
This treasure God brings up from the ground is a sweeter gift when shared.
Help poor families around the world grow vegetables-vitamin-rich and leafy green.
Give seeds in Latin America for carrots, onions, cabbage, lettuce, potatoes, beetroots, and green beans.
In Africa, include okra, peanuts, and sorghum. For Asia, give more rice and the edible vine, morning glory.
These struggling farmers, always looking for weather hints from the sky,
Know the worth of one tomato or radish that is ripe.
They see nutritious meals for their children, money for medical care,
A chance for proper housing, clothes, and education-leading to untold possibilities from there.
A handful of seeds can seem a gift too small.
But sometimes it’s a tiny thing
That forever changes it all.
Samaritan’s Purse combats hunger around the world by providing impoverished farmers with the resources and training they need to feed their families and even obtain a modest income that can be used for education, medical care, or other needs. This work is possible because of generous people like you. Help plant a home garden with the gifts of seeds, tools, and training. Give a gift from the Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog.