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Africa! Our trips to bring farming to orphans, widows, and the poor...


Sustainable farming on Sauvie Island and in Africa!

There is joy in serving, planting gardens for orphan schools and poor communities.  The success of teaching farming in Rwanda has been phenomenal! Africa New Life has continued the vision and the practice of farming, providing the children in its care with much-needed vegetables in their diet. As a result, whole villages are seeing improved health, including eyesight, in its children.

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Colton installing drip irrigation

With God's help and direction, we will continue to travel with our children, our family, and friends to teach, train, and plant. We believe in using our gifts, in sponsoring orphans and widows, in planting farms, in training life-long skills, in visiting the widow and the orphan in their distress, in doing the hard things that bring great reward to one's heart. We believe in helping the less fortunate at home and abroad in small and large ways, as each of us have the opportunity.

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Our family with two of the seven children we sponsor in Rwanda

Our family, employees and friends have been greatly blessed to take our gifts and talents of farming and loving people to the third world countries thus far of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, and the South Sudan. The objective of these trips to Africa has been to bring farming to regions where there is a great need for sustainable farming to supply food for the hungry, nutrition to children, care for the widow and orphan, and an income in remote villages to help break the cycle of poverty. We have planted acres of vegetables for orphan schools in Rwanda including the towns of Kayonza, Bugesera, and Kageyo. We were thrilled to return for our 4th visit to see the African people planting more seeds and growing our original gardens. They are now using the knowledge we have 'planted' and have even purchased land for a model farm with money given from The Pumpkin Patch. We have also provided seed and personal instruction to planters in the South Sudan, Gojjo, Ethiopia, and Mbale, Uganda.

Planting a new garden at the orphan school in Rwanda, complete with drip irrigation. A first!
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