Serving Those Who Steal from You

November 10th, 2019

What would you do if everything you owned was taken from you?

Craig Deall's successful African farming operation shipped citrus fruit all over the world until it was seized in 2003 without compensation or recourse. When roving gangs came to his farm, he prayed with them. Today, Craig is the CEO of Foundations for Farming, "a gospel-centered mission to help the vast masses of Africa and the developing world, who are dependent on the land, to faithfully use what they have been given to turn a profit and come out of poverty."

Allow me to introduce you to the Faith Driven Entrepreneur Podcast. Below you'll find a link to Craig's incredible story of injustice, forgiveness and reconciliation.

“If a man steals your farm, teach him how to farm.”

We’ve all heard sermons and messages on forgiveness and turning the other cheek, but Craig takes these truths to a whole new level. Under the rule of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe forced thousands of industrial farmers to give up their land. In a moment, generations of family wealth disappeared.

But rather than seeking revenge or restitution, Craig chose the path of reconciliation—and actually worked for the very men who stole from him! He shared his story, beginning with how he loved his land more than God—a struggle for any entrepreneur enamored with their own venture.

Craig reveals what God did with his faith through hardship, what it really looks like to forgive our enemies, and how storing treasure in heaven, not on earth, became more than a sermon talking point. 

Listen here: Faith Driven Entrepreneur Podcast: Episode 80 - Serving Those Who Steal from You with Craig Deall

 

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