Garden of Eden Family Ministry

 

 

The Beginning…

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden, and there he put the man he had formed to work it and take care of it. The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
(Genesis 2:7-8, 15, 18)
 
 

The Vision…

The vision that started as a multi-generational farming ministry has now expanded to be a multi-family ministry. The additional property now hosts a picnic area, playground and camping area. The playground equipment includes volleyball, soccer, tetherball, horseshoes, badminton and other games. The picnic area has tables, running water, a fire pit and a BBQ. The worship trailer is also staged on the property and is complete with sound, musical equipment, lights and the capability for showing movies. This provides a safe and non-threatening environment for Christians and their families and friends to gather and deepen their relationship with God and each other, share God’s Word and to encourage and pray for one another.
The multi-generational farming project includes planting, harvesting and marketing that will build relationships between believers and non-believers to introduce them to the gospel through sharing the variety of gifts that will be required to implement the vision. The project will include the potential to have “organically-grown” products and will include garden and farm projects, including greenhouses and aquaponics, in Skagit and Snohomish Counties in western Washington. The project will target children through Harvest Kids to ensure they have Godly role models as they begin their journey of faith. It will also include a mentoring dynamic that will teach young children and adults how to prepare and preserve food for later use. A marketing and ministry component will include allowing the young people to be involved in local farmer’s markets and meeting the needs of the less fortunate in our communities. The finances generated will be used to expand the project and otherwise support co-laborers reaching out to the broken and lost in their communities including Mexico, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, the DRCongo and wherever we may be called. A core planning team has been entrusted to lead the team and the strategy that will ensure that we use the resources that God has currently entrusted to us, not wasting anything.

 
 

Bringing to Fruition…