Episode 80 - Serving Those Who Steal from You with Craig Deall

“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 the story of Craig Deall takes these truths to a whole new level. Craig actually lived this. Under the rule of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe forced thousands of industrial farmers to give up their lands. In a moment, generations of family wealth was gone. But rather than seeking revenge or restitution, Craig chose the path of reconciliation—actually working for the very men who stole from him!

Craig shared his story, starting from when he loved the land more than God—a struggle for any entrepreneur enamored with their own venture—to when that land was taken away from him. Throughout the whole journey, Craig lets us into what God did with his faith through hardship, what it really looks like to forgive our enemies, and why storing treasure in heaven and not on earth is no longer just a sermon point anymore.

Talking with Craig was truly inspiring for us, and we think you’ll be glad you listened in.

Useful Links:

Foundations for Farming

The CEF Community in Action Around Craig Deall and Foundations for Farming

Harvest and Heart Change in Zimbabwe