● It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. - John 6:63 (KJV)
Farmers in Nigeria hardly have a refrigerator at home. Even those who consume what they have planted on their farm often fall ill because the food staple quickly loses its freshness in the storehouses. A Nigerian teacher named Mohammed Abba felt that this situation was unacceptable. He wanted to build an affordable refrigerator for each of the farming household, but the problem was that a conventional refrigerator was too expensive and difficult to build. He wasn’t sure if he had the finances and knowledge to build it even if he really wanted to.
But he remembered reading in a scientific magazine that a makeshift refrigerator could be built using a pair of differently-sized jars. By putting the smaller jar inside the bigger one and filling the gap between them with wet sand, it is said that the evaporating moisture from the sand could keep the food in the jar fresh for a while.
Experimentations have shown that the makeshift refrigerator constructed this way kept the food fresh as long as a week. The finished product ended up being very affordable even for these farmers because all you needed was a pair of well-baked jars. It cost no more than two dollars (2,000 won) to get one for the household.
Farmers not only could now store the staple in these jars before they sold it in the market, but also use the disposable income to invest in their children’s future--a real change in the Nigerian community.
Lord gives wisdom to those who have a compassionate heart and are looking for ways to help those who are less fortunate than us. Be a helping hand that works miracles and change the lives of those around you.
Lord, help us look towards others and approach them with Your loving heart. Let us always be on the lookout for those that are in need of our help. Amen!!!
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