Destination Church also donated items and helped load the container on shipping day. And we can't forget David Martinez (our right hand man down here) made 8 trips in our white work truck to bring all of the items up the mountain. Thank you everyone!
It was a lot of work, and we’re still sorting it all out, but now we have so many more of the tools that we need to grow in our ministry.
Last October we began working towards more self-sufficiency with our food and we started raising sheep. We started with 14 sheep last fall and as of this October, we have nearly 30 sheep, including 17 pregnant ewes.
Since the main motive for this project was to produce food, we butchered our first two sheep this past week and experimented with different ways to prepare the meat. Our first efforts included roasting, barbecuing, and making sausage, and all the results were tasty. Here’s a picture of us making sausage with David and Wilfredo (one of the houseparents).
This year look for us to make major strides in our food production ability -- in meat (beef, lamb, chicken, and fish), dairy, eggs, and fruits and vegetables. It’s not going to happen all at once, but we are growing in our ability to produce our own food.
We are celebrating five years of ministry! God has blessed us with a very productive season and we are thrilled as we look back and see how far we've come in our quest to care for children who desperately need help.
To celebrate these years we put together a memory book summarizing the time. These pictures show how we prepared to, and now are caring for abadoned children, and how we've reached out to our community. Click on this link, choose to make it full-screen from the bottom right hand corner, and enjoy watching a ministry be born!
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