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“When I think about a life of greatness, I think about a life of service.”

And that’s exactly why former NFL player Jason Brown walked away from a multi-million dollar football contract to become a farmer.

Jason’s story in his own words: “In April 2012, I decided to step out on faith and walk away from my career in the NFL. God revealed to me that he had something greater in store for me and that my family should move back to my home state of North Carolina and start a farm. This really caught us by surprise because we knew nothing about farming. Yet, out of obedience, we started looking for available farmland. This is when Tay and I made a covenant with God and told Him that whatever place He blessed us with, we would name it FirstFruits Farm and that his people would receive the FirstFruits of whatever is produced from the land. In October 2012, God poured us out a blessing greater than we were able to receive in the form of a beautiful 1,000 acre farm in Franklin County, North Carolina. Little did I know, the hard work had just begun. We labored all of 2013 getting the farm back into shape and applying God’s plan as he revealed it to us. We ultimately incorporated FirstFruits Farm into the Mission of ‘Wisdom for Life’ and that’s sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by sharing our hearts first and serving our neighbors with love.” (www.wisdomforlife.org/first-fruits-farm)

FirstFruits Farm is just one part of Brown’s organization, Wisdom for Life, which operates under the mission of fulfilling the physical, social, and spiritual needs of others.

Melody Harstine Foster

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