A Fortune in the Desert

About ten years ago, I purchased some land in Apple Valley from a man who told me that in the height of the depression in the early 1930’s he and his wife were motoring to Nevada and, in passing through Apple Valley, a vast desert, he said to his wife, ‘There will be a town here in the near future. Many people will move out here to this desert and build schools, hospitals, homes, and industries. It’s government land; I am going to buy 600 acres.’

The price at that time was $2.00 an acre. From an investment of $2.00 an acre, he has made a small fortune. This land is now selling at $400.00 an acre, and possibly more. Countless thousands of men and women had passed through that same area on their way to Nevada. They saw only a desert—he saw a fortune.

the Bible says, … I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. (Isaiah 41:18).


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