As you already know, we bought a farm! We are so excited about this new endeavor and thrilled to report that progress is already underway. Our friends in Harbel have cleared and prepared the “upland” and the “lowland,” and the cultivation of both sites is ongoing. It is their hope to plant rice and vegetables for now, but in order to do so they are in need of both seeds and tools to farm the land.
(Here are several of the workers and their families with the land waiting to be cleared behind them.
You'll recognize Emmanuel in the center in a bright orange shirt,
and Abraham, the pastor of the Harbel church third from the left in a yellow shirt.)
Emmanuel shared a wish list with us, and we would like to invite you to participate in this exciting project!
As the weather warms Okay, it’s not warming yet, but as our hearts long for spring, we dream about planting our own gardens and watching the trees and fields around us blossom with new life. How appropriate that our brothers and sisters in Liberia are experiencing the same joy and anticipation as they plant their own ground this spring! We may not get to work side by side, but as they work their soil and we till ours, we are participating in the same in-breaking of the kingdom of God in our own communities. This is inspirational, incarnational work, everyone. What a blessing to be a part of it!
We invite you to share with us in this exciting new endeavor. The Harbel church is in need of many supplies, from seeds to wheelbarrows to pinkerlins (don’t ask me what a pinkerlin is, I haven’t got a clue!). Please take a moment to peruse the list and see if there is anything that you would like to contribute to the Harbel farm. Every gift counts! $10 will buy two calculators and $150 will buy rain boots for all the workers. A small gift is just as much of a blessing as a large one.
You may mail your donation to us at:
One Body One Hope
c/o The Baarts
589 13th St. Cir. SE
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
You may also hand in your donation to any of our OBOH board members (Brent De Jong, Grant De Vries, Julie Bajema, or Aaron and Nicole Baart). Or you may donate online by going to our Facebook page and clicking DONATE. If you would like to earmark your gift for a specific purchase, please do so by writing the item in the memo line of your check or including a note with your donation.
Thank you so much for your support and prayers!
- Seed rice - 3 50kg bags 95.00USD for each bag. 285.00 total
- Tools - 15 shovels 8.00USD. 120.00 total
- Pinkerlin - 5 pcs 20.00USD. 100.00 total
- Twine rope - 12 pcs 5.00USD. 60.00 total
- Cutlasses - 12 pcs 5.00USD. 6o.00 total
- Wheelbarrow - 10 pcs 40.ooUSD. 400.00 total
- Tape rule - 100m 2 pcs 45.00USD. 90.00 total
- Calculator - 2 pcs 5.00USD. 10.00 total
- Shaping file - 6 pcs 5.00USD. 30.00 total
- Rain boot - 10 pcs 15.00USD. 150.00 total
- Hand-glove - 10 dozens. 48.00 total
- Tub - 10 pcs 10.00USD. 100.00 total
- Weighing scale - 1 pc. 75.00 total