Founding and History
On the 13th August 1993 the Lord revealed the Amos vision to us on the farm Swartwater near Memel.
Later that month, three of us shared the vision with Mr Mike Hageman, chief manager of SmithKline Beecham Animal Health in Johannesburg. None of us knew him, but we had heard that he was a Christian who lived his testimony in the workplace. We knew that God would have to do all the convincing for us because Amos had not yet done anything that could provide proof of success. Politically it was just before the first general election in 1994 – a very uncertain period in time. It was also extremely dry. At the end of the discussion, Mike Hageman commented, The Spirit of the Lord who lives in you and also in me has convinced me that this is God’s cause. I will see what I can do. A month later SmithKline Beecham Animal Health gave Amos a cheque for R76 000 for starting capital. Later, before the company was taken over by another company, they gave Amos another R15 000. These gifts were an initial miracle performed by God. The Spirit of the Lord did the convincing and created an atmosphere of trust.
SmithKline Beecham (Animal health) donated the starting capital. On the photo, mr Mike Hageman hands the cheque to Amos. The enthusiasm with which the farming community became involved confirms the need for Amos' products and services.Amos has expanded into an international organisation. The entire farming community on a number of farms is being served in co-operation with Christian churches, agricultural, mission and other organisations.