We have chosen to work toward a farm, for numerous reasons. A farm means enough milk for all the kids in town, meat for the elderly, honey and vegetables, grains and fruits for balanced health and nutrition. It also means, however, room — room to locate businesses, build a school and chapel, land on which … Continue reading "The Farm"
Goals: to preserve and improve soils; increase crop yield; stabilize soils against erosion, flooding and drought; understand benefits and differences between compost and fertilizer; identify productive amendments available to farmers and gardeners. Means: Compost and natural fertilizer; application methods, crop rotation, and schedules; preservation techniques for soil; identifying specific needs and requirements; continuing development of … Continue reading "Compost and Crop Soil Enhancement"
So complete is this tevilah that the Spirit of God dwells in us. We are able to be in His presence anywhere, everywhere, and any time. We can pray to Him directly without the intervention of a priest or the need to go through ritual purification before doing so.
The vision is now clear and our ministries very actively underway at DCF Uganda. The wood shop hums with daily activities. The sewing shop has begun with tremendous enthusiasm and every expectation of the same success. The children’s rabbits are an enormous hit, and will grow into educational opportunities. More rabbits and more hutches are … Continue reading "Ready for Prayer"
Meet Emmanuel and see the DCF Woodworking Shop in action, as it exists in May of 2021! To say we were amazed when Emmanuel sent this first video of the shop would be a complete understatement! Seeing the shop in action marks a living testament to God’s power through DCF in Uganda. All of these … Continue reading "DCF Carpentry Workshop"
As a church, we still have a lot of work that God is sending us to accomplish. Our approach at DCF involves training for self sustenance.
Now, I am so pleased to say that the ladies of DCF Uganda have a sewing machine! It is a thing of service and beauty, a joy, a wonder! Emmanuel wrote to tell us that he would disassemble it to get it home on a boda boda, or motorcycle taxi. Today, it is in the hands of his wife. She is ready to make some old things new, and teach other women to sew for a living.
I have lived a life of humiliating poverty. Carefully choosing my words; we have lived a life of typical poverty. Around me, is/was a community lacking the basics of life! If we were born so, and grew so, how about our children? One of the reasons why I joined CLI (Christian Leaders Institute, an accredited … Continue reading "Poverty and Christ Jesus"
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the Lord‘s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 22-24 We often quote this verse about today — every day — being the day … Continue reading "Good Friday"
It is Palm Sunday. When I was a child in the Catholic church, I loved the palm branches and the images of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Today I see the reality of the lack of understanding, as the disciples and so many others thought they were welcoming in the King who was … Continue reading "Palm Sunday Reflection, from Pete"