Showers of Grasshoppers and Other Miracle Stories from Africa by Bradley Booth
“I thought God would protect our fields if we paid our tithe,” Motumba stammered. “Why isn't He saving our fields?"
Danso stood with his son, watching in despair as the locusts continued eating. Maybe God didn’t really care about their plight. After all, if God wanted to, He could stop the hordes of grasshoppers from eating up their crops, couldn’t He?
After keeping the seventh day holy for the first time, Danso and his family walked 30 miles (50 kilometers) to worship with other believers the following Sabbath. There they learned about tithing and decided to return 10 percent of their meager income to God, starting with the money they had brought on their journey. Soon the family’s cash crop of green beans, planted on two hectares of land near the town of Babban Zugu in Nigeria, would be ready to harvest.
Then the grasshoppers descended from the sky like raindrops in a torrential storm.
Showers of Grasshoppers and Other Miracle Stories From Africa chronicles the experiences of believers whose faithfulness in the little things prepared them to be faithful when times were the hardest, and the miracles God worked to save their lives.