"Look! I'm a writer now!" APS girls squealed with delight to see their words and images printed and bound in a book of their own. Rebekah Davis, Sneha Purti, and Stephany Dailey worked with 6-10th graders in India to write and illustrate their own books. We had the joy of distributing them last week!
#godintl #india #womensempowerment #literacy
Did you know that our building was originally a segregated school? We try our best to keep that history close to our heart as we train students to serve the marginalized around the world. We dedicate ourselves to studying the same Word that inspired Martin Luther King Jr. His words are a relevant reminder on the day we begin a new semester at the @institute_for_god : “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
#somanymorepictures #somanystories #godintl #hopewellTN #hopewellhistory #remember #educate #empower #segregation
Happy New Year from our cooperative families, interns, employees and friends from around the globe. We are truly blessed to be able to educate, advocate for and empower them, along with many more. We've watched the Lord "set the prisoners free; open the eyes of the blind, lift up those who are bowed down; love the righteous, watch over the strangers; uphold the orphan and the widow." (Ps. 146:7-9). Thank you to so many who have prayed for and supported us over the last year. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2018.
#godintl #godlatinamerica #godeastafrica #godsoutheastasia #godindia #thirdworlddevelopment #mission #empowerment
James 4:8 “Draw near to the Lord and he will draw near to you.” Our #topnine brings this verse to mind. Many captures show the heartfelt initiative of precious individuals, young and old, to draw near to God. Others show his faithful response to do the same, blessing us with his presence in our individual lives as well as the education we offer, youth empowerment opportunities we facilitate and mission efforts in which we serve. Praise the Lord for such a wonderful year! -
#godintl #nashville #workwell #BSatCS #academyforgod #instituteforgod
One of the highlights of our 2017 was our after school program expanding to five sites to serve more kids. At the close of the semester, each site put on their own ShowCASE for family and friends to see all that they had learned. Performing original raps and skits, cooking omelets and banana pudding, building toolboxes, and much more — parents and students alike had a blast!
#godintl #afterschool #nashville #CASEnashville
“Do not be afraid for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10,12
Of all the ways God could have become flesh, this is the way he chose: a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger. It was a birth that no one would choose for themselves, and yet one that people still endure every day. Jesus makes us look. He calls us to consider the hope lying in that barn. From the lowest position in a town that told his parents there was no room for them, comes the one who changed the world forever. Good news of great joy for all the people. -
We’re so happy to know it’s true. These pictures show evidence of the good news of great joy reaching the nations. Children are being fed and taught well, women are being shown value, families are being raised out of poverty and are experiencing consistent health. It’s all because of the example given to us by that little baby born in that barn, who grew up to show us that the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve. -
Merry Christmas from all of us at G.O.D. with great joy.
In every region, the schools that we work with are those naturally situated next to our headquarters, so that we fulfill Jesus' command to "love our neighbor." In the Philippines, we are working to improve the local elementary school by offering after school tutoring, spearheading creative writing projects, improving their library and sharing fresh produce.
#godintl #makeroom #improveschools #fordakidz
Investing in kids doesn't only include those who are learning to write, but also those who are writing their futures. The teenage and early adult years are a fragile and important window of time, and we want to make sure they get it right. We offer youth conferences, internships and a post-secondary Bible program to give youth around the world opportunities to do the good we know they're capable of.
You can, of course, help. Link in profile.
#godintl #makeroom #youthempowerment
Making room for kids means improving schools to be places where they can thrive. Sadly, many schools around the world are barely surviving. When teachers are invigorated, administrators are equipped, parents are involved, extracurriculars are made available and sanitation is improved... we're getting there! We're witnessing God transform environments into a place where kids want to be.
If you want to help, click the link in our profile!
#godintl #makeroom #improveschools #primaryeducation #empowerteachers #fordakidz
After a packed morning and afternoon of activities, including a kids program, a major grey water project, and other physical service projects, the whole group got together to encourage each other and pray for one another. An amazing day and it’s only 5pm.
#godintl #godlatinamerica #mission #youth #academyforgod #GODElSalDec17
g.o.d. Latin America
Go to the G.O.D. website and read about our PACKED week of service in El Salvador last month. Lots of good info that'll make ya clap your hands in thankfulness for all the Lord is doing! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #elsalvador #equipping #empowering #educating (link in profile)
"Due to the conditions of the roads, the lack of cellular signal, and the distance to rural areas like where we minister, ambulances are not something to be counted on." "Society has a list of reasons that disqualify (these students) from being a resource for anyone, but they are proving that list is short-sighted. They have faith that they can respond to medical emergencies when no one else will, and we’re getting to empower them to do it." Team member and Nurse Practitioner, Jaimeé Arroyo, reflects on her time teaching a CPR and First Aid seminar in El Salvador last month. Go to our website to read it in full!! (Link in profile) #savinglives #wherethereisnodoctor #wherethereisnoambulance #education #empowerment
Day 2 of the youth Bible conference included loving on the neighborhood kids through "Club de Niños" (VBS), working in the garden and digging a grey water trench. We finished by eating pupusas together, worshipping and spending time in the Word. Gloria a Dios for his spirit that unifies us as we serve together!
#godintl #godlatinamerica #mission #elsalvador #greywater #youthempowerment #GODElSalDec17
This week, consider making room for those who had to leave their homes. Make Room for the refugees. ・・・
Kendice Hartnell makes room for refugees year round. Leading Bible studies, offering childbirth education and labor support, hosting awareness events and even welcoming a refugee family into her home— she gets it. Receiving the stranger with hospitality is a biblical mandate, but she’d be the first to tell you it’s a privilege, not an obligation. Let’s join her in making room! -
#godintl #refugees #welcomerefugee #birthsupport #biblestudies #nashville
Family Nurse Practitioner Jaimee Arroyo spends a large portion of her days helping patients deal with illness. But her passion is empowering people to prevent illness from happening in the first place. Everyone deserves to live free of PREVENTATIVE illness. Jaimee not only works to make that happen, she trains other to do so as well. She’s doing more of that this December in El Salvador and you can help! (Click the link in profile for more info.)
#makeroom #godintl #preventillness #livewell #preventativehealthcare
g.o.d. East Africa
When we first formed our partnership at St. John’s, one of their requests was for female sanitary products for young girls who miss class when they are on their periods. We’ve been happy to provide for their need and also educate young girls on reproductive health. This is a consistent need with each new age grouping— YOU can help us to meet it! (Link in profile to learn how.)
#godintl #eastafrica #uganda #empowergirls #makeroom #makeroomforgirls
Did you know that 75% of diseases in Uganda are caused by a lack of clean water and proper sanitation? That’s why you’ll find nearly a dozen hand washing stations stocked with soap all over our campus and St. John’s Primary. Hand washing literally saves lives and you can #makeroom for it to save more by donating on our website! ✋🏾💦 (Link in profile.)
#godintl #makeroom #godeastafrica #handwashing #preventillness
This fall we’ve grown enough produce to provide lunch to the 450+ students once a week. Everyone participates: kids bring firewood from home, neighbors help cook, the teachers serve. The community effort to feed these kids is beautiful to see. Unlike a lot of schools in the area, they’re not just eating posho or porridge but nutritious food they helped grow, water and harvest! The Lord is so good! 😭😭😭
When our friends ask us to bring them more instruments so that they can worship God louder and better, we gladly comply. Over the course of this last year our community in East Africa has received a variety of instruments, a sound system and several worship seminars that have helped them realize the power they have to lead people close to God through song. We love getting updates from them writing and performing songs to express their love of Jesus! —�—
#godeastafrica #godintl #worship
Today EA Summit participants were challenged to identify societal issues, then write a skit that addressed one particular issue and propose a solution. Dealing with materialism, elderly neglect and drug use, the youth did well to share their perspective through drama. This led to further dialogue and reflection on God's Word. 👏🏽
🎶Jesus is a mighty God! East Africa bow before him! 🎶 Reuben Ndwiga leads our Summit in worship, followed by prayer and Bible Study. If we want a powerful day together, we must begin by inviting his presence and preparing our hearts. So that's what we'll do!
One of today's talks was about innovation and how it can lead to lasting change. To drive home the concept, Cameron Kagay guided Summit participants on a tour of our hub in Uganda, explaining the intentional choices we made with each structure, combining appropriate technology with innovative design. They were enthralled!
These are some of the special youth attending our 2017 East Africa Summit! It's been a wonderful first day as we've discussed God as Creator and the responsibility of those made in his image to use innovation and creativity to pose lasting solutions to situations of poverty. Please pray with us for this time!
This summer we offered vision exams for all 400 of the students at St John's Primary as well as their staff! (This was the first vision test any of the students had ever received.) Working with a generous ophthalmologist who visited St John's and kicked off our exams, students and staff in need were either given reading glasses or the means to attend an eye clinic for continued care. We are praising God that EVERYONE at St. John's will soon be able to SEE!!! 😭😭😭
We sure are going to miss our @slam_missions summer interns! They've been an amazing help through so many projects this summer, made new friendships, and experienced the Lord and what he is doing among this special community in East Africa. We couldn't ask for anything more! (...except maybe a promise to come back sometime? 😝🤔🤗) We loved having you Matt, Tuesday, Brittan and Tiff! Gyebaleko!
This spring, come serve with us at GOD India, and learn more about our ministry paradigm. This trip offers participants ages 30 and up a deeper look into the cultural dynamics and socio-economic realities related to serving India’s least. Our staff will lead Bible studies, times of prayer and worship, all in preparation to serve our neighbors in the greater New Delhi area. See link in bio for more details!
#india #godindia #ministry #missions #development #shorttermmissions
People often ask us about our work in India- What is the area like? What kind of people do you work with? What exactly IS development work? 🤔
We are inviting YOU to come and learn more about our ministry in India. This spring, come learn and work alongside us as we demonstrate the Lord’s love, serving India’s least.
See link in bio for more information! #india #friendsandfamily #developmentwork #theleastofthese #servetogether #childrensministry #missions #shorttermmissions #publichealth #serviceopportunity
Truly the most meaningful friendships are forged through meaningful work! We are so grateful for the work of Jesus, whose way dissolves the potential divisions of language and culture. These past 3 weeks have been rich as our team worked with translators, cultural consultants and birth experts to gather material for a documentary. We are excited about the gift this 🎥 will be for current and future birth workers.
#birth #documentary #maternalhealth #india #midwives #midwifery #crosscultural #godindia #godintl
Filming of our documentary project is wrapping up, with an interview of local birth expert Janet Chawla. We are so grateful to all personnel involved in capturing the work of the Indian midwife. God is attuned to the work of those who help mothers bring children into the world. 🤰🏽It is an honor to highlight their position!
#birth #midwives #maternalhealth #india #healthcare #documentary #film #godintl #godindia
Documentary filming is underway! 🎥 This midwife represents a rich tradition of relational, skillful care towards mothers and their infants. Her methods are consistent with some of the world’s top medical facilities, and have produced incredibly high success rates in labor and delivery. It is a privilege to capture her story.
#maternalhealth #midwife #birth #india #film #documentary #godindia #godintl
g.o.d. South East Asia
We recently attended a triple wedding of some local fishermen who have built friendships with our development workers in Palo over the years. Although these couples had been together for several years, had children and family, they did not have the means to afford an official wedding. I was invited to photograph their wedding, and learned that many people cannot afford that luxury. Our team had a great time offering services on their special day. Others woke up at 1am to help roast a pig, and MC, Jairus, Marvin and Neil all became the wedding band.
I was able to edit and compile several photographs from the celebration and take them to the printer for a few to be framed. Then, we delivered the photographs to the couples. Each of their faces lit up in a way that I'll never forget. The young ladies walked away dancing and couldn't wait to show the rest of their family! They all laughed and smiled with one another as they passed the photos around. They couldn't thank us enough.
I keep smiling when I think of it because I am so thankful that we were able to bless these families in a way that shows we value them as individuals. - Caption by @instituteforgod Immersion team member, Josie Putnam. #philippines #palo #taclobancity
Pawing High School invited our team to facilitate their high school course on Character Values this week, and we had a blast! Through storytelling, art, games and group discussion, we explored what it meant to be a person of good character and how that’s reflected in love for our neighbor. So many smiles and so much laughter shared with these students! #philippines #taclobancity #highschool #characterdevelopment
What a special time we shared with the teachers of Palo National High School in Leyte! Regional team members, Brett Madron, Craig Duffy and Nathan Cameron, facilitated a workshop on teaching strategies and classroom management. To top off the day, each teacher received our first edition of “Resources”, a magazine made specifically for Filipino educators! #philippines #palo #leyte #highschool
Happy New Year from our team in Palo, Leyte this month! 🎉 We’re so thankful for your prayers and support in 2017. We’re believing the Lord will continue doing great things this next year, and we’re blessed to serve him! 🙌🏼🙏🏼 #philippines #godintlsea #taclobancity
“When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” - Luke 14:12-14. The ladies on their immersion trip in Tacloban are learning these words from Jesus as they minister to the women at the city jail. To visit with these women, share a meal, and give a testimony is to connect with the heart of Jesus. #philippines #prisonministry #taclobancity
Students Living A Mission
Hear from a 2016 summer intern how internship changed his life! Check the link in our bio for more info on summer internship 2018!
#studentslivingamission #missiontrip #missions #slaminternship2018 #elsalvadorinternship #elsalvador #africamissiontrip #africa
Merry Christmas from everyone at SLAM!
#studentslivingamission #slam #missions
That’s right folks...$150 off if you sign up by JANUARY 1st! Summer Internship ‘18 is going to be amazing, don’t miss your chance to be on this life-changing trip! #missions #missiontrip #slaminternship18 #genesisofsomethingnu #internationalmissions #elsalvador #uganda #nashville
#TBT to Bible Talk! We had such a great time studying and discussing the Word and it's application to our lives and our world. #bibletalk #SLAM
Internship 2018 is coming soon!! This summer we're starting in Nashville, then going to El Salvador & Uganda! We can guarantee that internship will change your life --- link in bio for more info & to sign up! #studentslivingamission #slam #slaminternship18 #elsalvador #uganda #nashville #missions #missiontrip #missiontrip2018
What an incredible 24 hours with @loveroachdale_students!! So thankful to spend time in God’s word, worshipping, laughing and serving those in need with you! Until next time ✌🏼
There’s still time to sign up for Bible Talk! Join us Dec 8-10 for a weekend spent in the Word with your friends! What could be better?! Link to register in bio! #bible #youthministry #biblestudy #nashville
Bible Talk is coming! Join us in Nashville December 8-10 for a weekend to study and discuss God's word together! Open to everyone aged 16 & up. Tag someone you think should come! Link to sign up in bio. #bibletalk #slammissions #bible #nashville
One of our talented SLAM students from Mt. Zion UMC cross stitched our humble logo. How cool is that?! #shegotskillz #eventheversereference #humble #slamsummer17
Academy for G.O.D.
The temperatures may have been frigid outside but there was a warm spirit at the Academy this morning as we welcomed our students for a new semester! The first day back focused on preparing our hearts before the Lord through worship and prayer together. We also shared breakfast and some good times with homeroom activities! We’re hopeful for a great semester ahead! #academyforgod #springsemester #k12school
2017 was full of growth, new friendships and wonderful times of learning. We look forward to 2018 with gratitude and hope in the Lord! Happy New Year! #academyforgod #newyear
And that's a wrap! After meeting new Salvadoran friends and their families, the students didn't want to say goodbye. But with hope in their hearts they did, and we're en route to Nashville. It was a quick, yet FULL week, and to say they are more motivated to learn and serve is an understatement! Continue praying for them as they keep their new friends in their hearts! #academyforgod #elsalvador #youthmissions #highschool
The students have been serving their hearts out the last two days on the @godintl_la campus in El Salvador! They’ve completed 3 full days of kids programming with Club de Niños, helped finish a grey water piping project, visited neighbors in their homes and learned about the local farming practices. The Lord has been their strength as they’ve served these children and families. They are representing the Lord so well! #academyforgod #elsalvador #youthmissions #highschool
Day 2 of the youth Bible conference in El Salvador included loving on the neighborhood kids through "Club de Niños" (VBS), working in the garden and digging a gray water trench. These students worked hard! 👏🏼 We finished by eating pupusas together, worshipping and spending time in God’s Word. Gloria a Dios for his spirit that unifies us as we serve together! 🙌🏼
Yesterday was a success! We began by facilitating an Educator's Seminar with Academy mom, Jennifer Jeffries, and Headmaster Garner as the speakers. The students had the opportunity to meet the 30 teachers in attendance and ask them questions. Afterwards, we kicked off the youth Bible conference, and the students met new friends, opened our time of worship by playing a song, and ended with games! Praise the Lord for a fantastic day! #highschool #elsalvador #youthmissions
institute for g.o.d.
We love to hear testimonies like this from Institute grads! To feel fully equipped for a life of service in Christ is the goal!
#Repost @rachelizabeth2 (@get_repost)
My heart is bursting with joy after my first English lesson with Ajay Ma'am, the office administrator at APS. The teachers asked for English lessons so they could better teach their students, and I couldn't be more happy to oblige. This woman is constantly running around helping everyone, be it the principal, the teachers, her family, all the students, and me! I'm so thankful I've been so effectively trained as a teacher, in cross cultural development, and in God's word that I can teach a lesson catered to her needs, in both English and Hindi, and that times with the people here are the most precious parts of my day. I wouldn't trade this for anything in the world. #thankful
When your finals week starts with worship, prayer, Bible Study, and your teachers showing up to cook you midnight breakfast and help you study, you know it’s all going to be ok. 🙏🏼🙌🏼🥓🥞🍳☕️
#instituteforgod #finalsweek #godintl #biblecollege
Retreat time! 👌🏽 Our students enjoyed their fall retreat as they sought the Lord together. He met them in powerful ways! 🙌🏼#instituteforgod #godintl #nashville #biblecollege #bibleschool #retreat #pray #worship
With full schedules of school, work, and service, Institute students are learning the importance of Sabbath. On Sunday nights they gather to worship, hear the Word, and fellowship with one another, reflecting on God's faithfulness for the last week and preparing their hearts and minds for the one to come! •
#instituteforgod #godintl #nashville #bibleschool #biblestudy #prayer #worship #sabbath
Through weekly service projects, our students are learning that service is holistic and happens best through a team effort. "Holistic" means it could include growing food, organizing supplies, creating a hospitable environment, or making sure kids and widows get good food. A successful team effort is refined through consistent practice!
It's Institute Chapel & Projects Day! Every Wednesday our students take a break from class to worship the Lord, hear from his Word, and implement practical projects that serve our neighbors. From landscaping to elderly care, preparing a Community Center to helping kids grow vegetables, students grow in their capacity for competent service and are challenged to demonstrate love! What will today hold?!
Via @god_intl >>> "Camp Skillz kids: You made friends FASTER than we knew you could, reached HIGHER to accomplish goals together, and came out STRONGER on the other my side! We will miss you! Stay cool and we'll see you next year'✌🏼️😎#campskillz #godintl #nashville #summerfun #summercamp #fordakids #oldhickory #antioch
🎉🎉🎉 via @GPRepostApp ======> @cduffy85:Camp Skillz' end of the year celebration was off the chain fun :) love you all :) Special thanks to my counselors. You made camp a wonderful place for these guys. Thanks to all who made it out to volunteer this summer! This Camp doesn't exist without you. Thank you.
See you next summer! ✌#campskillz #summercamp #nashville #nashvillekids #youthdevelopment
This is #campskillz Antioch>>> thanks for a great summer!!! 🎉🎉🎉via @GPRepostApp ======> @breese20:That's a wrap. What a great summer with Camp Skillz. #summercamp #Nashville #nashvillekids #youthdevelopment
>>>>Kids call him "hi-larious", "super really nice", "a great hula hooper and dancer", and a "giver of great prizes". Big shout out to Craig Duffy, #CampSkillz On-Site Coordinator, for a wonderful summer!!! We 💙 you!!! #walkietalkielife #summercamp #nashville #nashvillekids #youthdevelopment
🎉Thanks to our very special guest, Stephen Bargatze, for his >Magic of Stephen< show! The kids loved you!!!#summercamp #nashvillekids #youthdevelopment #nashville
😷There was an outbreak, people! An outbreak of personalized awesomeness!!! 😜Campers enjoyed stenciling and spray painting their name on a shirt! #summercamp #nashville #nashvillekids #youthdevelopment
We have the best people. Campers describe our #CampSkillz Administrator, Rachel Hartnell: "she takes care of us"; "She's gentle, considerate + awesome!"; "We can tell she loves kids!" #thebest #summercamp #nashvillekids #nashville #youthdevelopment
#campskillz highlight>>> a little Uptown Funk stage show brought to you by siblings Jayelyn + Eved Roufs! #campskillzgotstalent #summercamp #nashville #nashvillekids #youthdevelopment
***Parents of campers please read***
Tomorrow, June 22nd, Camp will be at a new location: 4004 Lebanon Pike, Old Hickory, TN 37138. Drop-off and Pick-up will be here!
The building continues - @indianamikegram @servnava and @matt.gav worked to take down the old shed and begin putting up the new and improved shed on the new farms site. This will be a home to all of our low-tech tools that we use made by @joshnava @ether81 @farmersfriendllc @johnnys_seeds We are pumped for all the education that is going to fill this farm this year. 2018 is looking mighty sweet. #farmschool #developingpeople #growyourown #nashville
Despite the biting cold we got our seedling greenhouse up! This will be the home to thousands of seedlings this coming year and also the space for many of our new projects we’ll be sharing about soon. We still have one more greenhouse to move to the new farm for our tomato production! #cantstopwontstop #stillwinter #farmingfriends #TNweather #tennessee_life
Hopewell Farms weekly meetings have been a pretty wonderful opportunity to slow-down amidst all we have to do and unify. We’ve got a pretty legit crew, no joke 👊🏽Our operation is 100% a team effort and it’s been pretty amazing to see everyone step up using their strengths as we plan and get ready for this coming year - everything from building an entire new farm from a once wooded plot, to offering even more educational opportunities, to learning how to serve our neighbors and those in need better. We are coming for you Hopewell, Nashville and, yea, even you rest of the world! #growingpeople #nashvillefarm #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Alright, friends - we have a challenge. A challenge that involves FREE KALE! With everyone about to gather with friends and family it can get wild with sugary delights that are just there staring at you and are for the taking. Why not bring something that is packed full of nutrients to boost your immunity and energy?! Come and pick up a free bag of kale today between 1-4pm at the farm - the only requirement is you post a picture tagging our farm showing how you used it! For those skeptics who think salads can’t be tasty check out @cookieandkate for some solid kale salad recipes like the Kale, Clementine and Feta Salad with Honey Lime Dressing in the photo above. Check our online store for pick up details. (Links in bio) 📸: @cookieandkate #kale #kaleidoscope #kalesalad #kalepower #freshandlocal #supportlocal #healthynashville #nashvillemom #nashvillefood
Progress continues at Hopewell Farms new site. Our friends at @mchnashville are doing a standout job installing plumbing for irrigation and electrical for our greenhouses and processing station that are coming soon. Did we mention they volunteered their entire Saturday to do this?! Their care and attention to detail in their work is obvious but their desire to serve their community and make time to help others has us feeling very thankful and encouraged. Be sure to check out and support their work - @mchnashville #nashvillebuilder #nashvillehomes #nashvilletn #nashvilleliving #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #utilities #plumbing #electrical
Hopewell Farms is proud to be part of such an incredible organization that is focused on developing people and helping those in need - @god_intl - consider giving to help provide food to those who need it most. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Our model farm in Tennessee @hopewell_farms_ trains development workers to serve as agricultural experts in the third world. As a result knowledge is transferred, farmers are empowered, and people are fed good food from the ground. In El Salvador, Antonio (right) has discovered a passion for growing food and continually finds more ways to grow more food, efficiently!
#makeroom #providefood #elsalvador#hopewellfarms #foodproduction
Here is a wonderful picture of the peace and joy that can exist in a world full of hostility. We have a diverse farm crew of individuals from around the world who have come to study the Bible at @god_intl and continue their education in sustainable agriculture with @hopewell_farms_ ! Pictured are two employees from Uganda (@a.nsubuga & @nyagoj ) and one intern from El Salvador (@albert_makako ) who are flipping a bed of spinach and getting ready to transplant kale and cabbage. We also had a class of elementary students visiting from @academyforgod to learn about the life cycle of a spinach plant and how to carefully harvest the mature leaves. Sure, we are stoked about all the organic, nutritious food we produce on our farm year-round BUT we are way more stoked about the people receiving education and working together everyday. #peaceonearth #urbanfarming #biointensive #oneteam
Hopewell Farms Invite:
What: T-Shirt Parrrtaayyy
Who: Party people
When: How about NOW
Where: Online store - - link in bio - - - - -
Hopewell Farms has new shirts with the solid logo by the talented @joshnava. Ridiculously comfortable and available in light and dark gray as well as crew cut or v-neck. Supplies limited. 📸@carljcook #farmshirt #nashvilleevents #howcanitbe #sofreshandsoclean #urbangarden #urbanfarming
Pssssst, @califarmiatruck. Your Cilantro is ready. - - - Here's Max. He's part of the stellar crew @califarmiatruck and just so happens to volunteer here on the farm! This morning he braved the cold to harvest this bed of cilantro and that's just a part of the fresh, organic produce we grow for @califarmiatruck Red Cabbage and Carrots are just around the corner, gentlemen. #foodtruck #cantstopwontstop #urbanfarming #nashvillefoodfan #cilantro
There's nothing quite like crisp greens in the fall. Also, we may have said this before but we love our Quick Cut Greens Harvester from @farmersfriendllc. The morning's are getting colder and the processing water is biting our hands a tad more this time of year but we are super blessed to be working alongside some really good friends who love to serve their community. #urbanfarming #fallcrops #growingformarket. 📸@carljcook
Nu Water Works
Irrigation can be a challenging task, when the rains aren't enough. These guys are determined to see this small school garden plot succeed, even though it doesn't have a direct water source. They ride their bikes to the local borehole and collect water with their 20 liter jerry cans to bring back to the garden. This hard work is a picture of what it typically takes to help a crop succeed in sub Saharan Africa when water is deficient. #challenged
#nuwaterworks #godintl #water #irrigation
Samuel, our new friend, recently helped us install a water tap that will irrigate this newly cultivated 1/4 acre of land. This agriculture project will assist a local Ugandan school in growing food for their school lunch program. Samuel, along with three other young men will be helping to manage the food production on this plot of land.
#nuwaterworks #godintl #foodproduction #water #irrigation
Francis Lubega shares on the impact the drip irrigation system we recently installed will have on those who work the agriculture plot and the community it serves.
#nuwaterworks #godintl #irrigation #water #foodproduction
Annette Lubega has a passion to teach children about health. Here she is teaching on personal hygiene to her primary class. She told me her heart aches when she sees her students sick and hungry. She sees that hygiene education is one way of helping these students fight some of the sickness they experience.
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Francis Lubega and Josh Kurtz have been making adaptations to water supply lines to accommodate for the drip irrigation system being installed in the 1 acre community garden in Uganda. Prior to this drip irrigation system, those who worked the garden would spend 3 hours a day trying to irrigate their crops, yet only be able to irrigate 1/3 of the crops. Francis Lubega said that they could easily spend 9 hours per day irrigating if they were to water all the crops. Change is coming and is here.
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Water has been scarce in this central region of Uganda we work. Over the past couple seasons, farmers have lost many crops.
Seth Davis is helping to install a drip irrigation system with our friends Simon, Rueben, Edwin, and Elijah (not pictured - Francis Lubega) on a bio-intensive agriculture plot in Uganda. Currently, these men spend on average 3 hours per day watering the crops trying to curb the lack of rain they have experienced. Now that is changing where they can focus on preparing more garden beds for food production. #nuwaterworks #irrigation #godintl #water
In 6 days a team of 3 ( Cameron Kagay, Josh Kurtz, and Seth Davis) will be heading to Uganda. The past 2 growing seasons have been difficult in Uganda as rains have been sporadic and sparse which has led to crop failures for many. This has been devastating for families in the region. These three will be working with our friends in Uganda to address irrigation issues in the community garden we work with, perform a management seminar, and help develop a school lunch program for 390 students at a school our organization works with.
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Geoff Hartnell sets up a drip irrigation system in our community garden--the same system that we’ll be installing in Uganda in just a few weeks. Drip irrigation frees up a farmer’s time, helps prevent crop disease, and conserves water. Utilizing this kind of innovation in East Africa couldn’t be more timely with a severe drought currently affecting millions of people. Praise God!
We discovered at a school outside of Delhi, India that their main water supply was contaminated after performing a water test. The test causes clear water to change color to indicate whether harmful pathogens are in the water like E.Coli. Bag on left (black water) identifies a contaminated water supply. Bag on right (yellow water) identifies the same water supply as clean after a Reverse Osmosis system was installed by Stephen Carver. The students at this school now have a clean water source they can drink from safely! #cleanwaterchangeslives #watertestingforlife #nuwaterworks #godintl #cleanwater
Construction is underway on our hand-washing station! You may notice it's made of marble. 🤔Trees are scarce around India's National Capital Region, and lumber is near impossible to come by. After evaluating local resources, Stephen Carver adapted his original plans and is moving forward with installation using more available material.🚰#wheninindia🇮🇳 #India #GODIndia #sanitation #publichealth #water