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Missionary Pumpkins / Erickson, Cheryl / Paperback / LSI

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“It was the year 2000. Farming had not been good for a few years, and my husband said to me, ‘Why don’t you take that little seven-acre patch up on the hill by the house and experiment with some specialty crops and see if we can make some money in that way?’ I looked into several different options, including herbs, lavender, and alfalfa. … That was the beginning of a twenty-one-year pumpkin career and my partnership with God. That first year, I planted one acre of pumpkins, which amounted to 400 hills with five seeds per hill.”

So began a partnership between God and Cheryl Erickson. Cheryl provided the faith, the muscle, and the energy, and God provided the sun, rain, and many miracles. Planting, weeding, and harvesting were all done by hand—Cheryl’s hands—that first year. As time progressed, harvesttime became a community effort with as many as fifty or sixty people showing up to take a spot on the well-planned “assembly line” that began in the pumpkin field picking the pumpkins and ending with rows of bins full of clean pumpkins lined up in the shed, awaiting a trip to market.

You’ll laugh and cry as you read of the trials and triumphs, the near-fatalities, and the miracles of protection that made up the fabric of the life of Cheryl Erickson. And you'll discover one of her greatest joys which made all of her hard work worth the effort. In a gentle way, Cheryl weaves in spiritual lessons learned throughout the years of growing and selling pumpkins—lessons the reader can internalize in their own life.

“In Matthew 25, Jesus tells the parable of the talents. In this book, you will read the almost unbelievable miracles involved with Cheryl Erickson's pumpkin project.” --Jeffrey K. Wilson, Assistant to the President for Planned Giving, Adventist World Radio

“Whether you are looking for a mission project yourself, or whether you simply enjoy reading the miraculous adventures of others, you will find this book an inspiration and a delight.” --Gwen Simmons. Writing Instructor

“No matter what your personal Christian experience may be, in reading this book you will be amazed at how God answers prayers.” --Raymond Woolsey, pastor, missionary evangelist, editor

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About the Author 

Cheryl Erickson

Cheryl Erickson was born on a farm in Kansas, but never learned to garden until after she was married. Her mother-in-law patiently taught her the skills that she used in growing acres of pumpkins. She lives with her husband Dwight on their farm near Jamestown, North Dakota.

 

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  1. An inspiration and a delight. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    "Anyone who longs to have a rewarding and impactful mission project will find inspiration as well as practical guidance in Missionary Pumpkins: Miracle Stories From God's Pumpkin Patch. Author Cheryl Erickson became a missionary to India without ever leaving North Dakota! What started with a small field and some pumpkin seeds ended up as twenty-five new churches in India! Cheryl shares her pumpkin patch experiences in a conversational style that both inspires and entertains, tying each experience to an object lesson that any reader can embrace. Whether you are looking for a mission project yourself, or whether you simply enjoy reading the miraculous adventures of others, you will find this book an inspiration and a delight. But be warned. You may just find yourself looking for a mission project yourself! And nothing would thrill this author more!"
    ~ Gwen Simmons, Writing Instructor


  2. Definitely inspirational. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    "Missionary Pumpkins: Miracle Stories From God's Pumpkin Patch was definitely inspirational. It was a daily devotional. I could relate to many of the struggles Cheryl had with her pumpkins and apply it to my own life. It allowed my mind to focus on things other than my challenges. It offered a healthy, productive replacement for negative thinking. I feel it dared me to grow and move forward in my Christian life."
    --Kathy Eversvik, Homemaker


  3. Be amazed at how God answers prayers. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    "No matter what your personal Christian experience may be, in reading this book you will be amazed at how God answers prayers. Also, you will receive a wider understanding of how God looks after His missions program around the world."
    ~ Raymond Woolsey, pastor, missionary evangelist, editor


  4. This book is a "page turner." 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    In Matthew 25, Jesus tells the parable of the talents. In this book, you will read the almost unbelievable miracles involved with Cheryl Erickson's pumpkin project. In fact, time after time, God blessed Cheryl's faith by more than doubling the talents He loaned her. I was privileged to be on the other end of her miracles--I got to dedicate more than a dozen churches in India built by proceeds provided by "The Pumpkin
    lady. This book is a "page turner."
    --Jeffrey K. Wilson, Assistant to the President for Planned Giving


Other Details

Binding:
Paperback
Printed:
2022
Pages:
76
Edition:
1st
ISBN:
9781479614929
Dimensions:
6 x 9

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