October 31, Month of Mission: be fruitful!

A story from USPG to finish the Month of Mission with a smile!

Yesterday we read about Vechoochira School gaining a Green School prize for their efforts to save the Planet. Here is something positive to ‘fulfil the requirements of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’

One idea is for newlyweds to plant a sapling to celebrate their marriage. The first couple to do this within the Church of South India, Anjay and Nisha, were married at Saint Thomas’s Church in Punnackadu by the Moderator of CSI, Rt REv Thomas Oommen; but they went further. As well as planting Jackfruit saplings, the couple gave packets of vegetable seeds to all their wedding guests to encourage more cultivation.

 

The Jackfruit and its tree from an early Jesuit Flora Sinensis by Michael Boym, 1656. Public Domain, via Wikipedia.

 

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