Desert Miracle Benefits Millions – Hope 103.2

Desert Miracle Benefits Millions

When Agricultural Scientist Tony Rinaudo had a miraculous insight from God in the African desert, it was a moment that would change the way the world thinks about reforestation.

By Stephen O'DohertyWednesday 9 Aug 2017Open House InterviewsInspirational StoriesReading Time: 1 minute

Audio: World Vision’s Tony Rinaudo in conversation with Stephen O’Doherty. Picture credit: FMNR Hub 

Some call it a Eureka moment. Agricultural Scientist Tony Rinaudo calls it a miraculous insight from God. 

It was the moment when this young World Vision aid worker, frustrated by constant failure in trying to re-green the African desert, noticed green shoots sprouting from supposedly dead tree roots.

He certainly was praying for answers about how to turn a degraded landscape into productive land.

But the answer came when he least expected it — attending to tyre pressure on World Vision’s 4WD.

What happened next changed the landscape and lives for the better. It is rightly described as a miracle in the desert.

Tony Rinaudo’s story is also a fantastic metaphor for life. Working with, rather than against God, yields the best results in agriculture and in our lives.

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