Skillz Skillz Skillz! From encouragement and perseverance to canoeing and fire safety, these kids learned A LOT this summer. Parents testified that at the end of 5 weeks their kids were still just as excited to go to camp each morning. We are so thankful to offer such a quality camp to kids in our neighborhood. 🚣🏽♀️
#godintl #godsummer2018 #campskillz #campskillzoldhickory #fordakidz
Counselors. Heroes. The ones that transform a big field into a welcoming huddle filled with meaning and purpose and plenty of challenges to make summer the best it could be. Kingdom work is welcoming kids (Mk. 9:37), and you all have done that so well, all summer. THANK YOU! 👏🏽
#godintl #godsummer2018 #campskillz #campskillzoldhickory #fordakidz #nashville
They’re back!!! These tired, happy faces are evidence of a summer well spent serving the Lord and the people most precious to him. They’ve dug into his Word and better discovered who they are in Him. Now it’s time to process their experiences. Join us in praying for their final few days of summer internship! 🙏🏽
#godintl #summerinternship #godsummerinternship2018 #godsummer2018 #genesisofsomethingnu
Part of being a refugee is being a resource for other refugees. We’re humbled every time we teach or empower a refugee with a skill, and their response is “my friend has to know this! Let me go get them!” This week we taught a website creation seminar so that a Congolese church could communicate what they’re doing, and how they could help others from their country—a resource that will help them socially and even legally. They told us “It will be a great fulfillment of our longtime dreams to have our own website! Thank you!” 💻
#godintl #refugeecare #welcometherefugee #nashville #godsummer2018
Our summer interns just wrapped up the East Africa portion of their internship. It was a deep and powerful time as they experienced life alongside African believers, learning how to impact a world in need. We are confident that when these interns return, we’ll greet different people than we knew just a few weeks ago. We are so thankful for their journey. Please pray for them as they debrief their summer together! 🙏🏽
#godintl #godsummerinternship2018 #godsummer2018 #uganda #mission
“Let no one look down on you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
We know a bunch of teenagers that are refusing to be looked down upon. They’re committed to ushering in a Genesis of Something NU (this year’s @slam_missions theme), as they learn God’s Word and conduct themselves according to—from showing hospitality to refugees to easing the loneliness of the elderly. They’re making us real proud. 😭
#godintl #studentslivingamission #genesisofsomethingnu #godsummer2018 #nashville #widowcare #welcometherefugee #communityservice
This last week our summer interns facilitated a fantastic camp experience for the students at St. John’s school in Uganda. From soccer and net ball tournaments to crafts, music and dancing, no one could stop smiling. Interns taught daily themes like patience, respect, encouragement and love. Great job interns! 👏🏽
#godintl #godsummerinternship2018 #summerinternship #uganda #fordakidz #godsummer2018
Maama Edwin has been a faithful attendee at our weekly Uganda fellowship for several years. While visiting her home, summer interns performed basic maintenance on her rocket stove and listened to testimony after testimony of the Lord’s goodness in her life. Despite enduring heartbreaking realities, she remains full of joy, and continues to serve the Lord. She is an inspirational woman of God! 🙌🏼
#godintl #godsummerinternship2018 #summerintern #mission #uganda #godsummer2018
The job market right now is difficult, even more so for young people. With no experience, finding a job, building resumes, and performing well in an interview can feel like unachievable tasks. This week at WorkWell youth have attended training sessions where they get to practice these very skills! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#workwellmedia #godintl #godsummer2018 #youthempowerment #opportunitynow #nashville
Our property has gotten a major landscaping boost thanks to Denise Bennecker, Shaun Galford and a host of volunteers. In an effort to create a more hospitable environment, their team has planted over 200 trees in the last two years! Many of the trees were salvaged or transplanted, making the most of our resources. We hope you enjoy it! 🌳
#godintl #landscaping #volunteers #godsummer2018
g.o.d. Latin America
"Our team is not just American. It’s been a great privilege to watch God call laborers from Latin America, to serve their own people." ...
Read article written by Sara Davis about our Internship program in El Salvador! Link in profile👊🏽🇸🇻
“She would hear noises at night and feel afraid, because she was very vulnerable." Until this week, Dona Agustina's home never had doors to provide security or privacy. Our team saw the need and did something about it! Caring for the widows is something Jesus both taught and modeled, so we do the same! #widowcare #loveyourneighbor #belikejesus @god_intl
Youth...having fun...in El Salvador...whaaaaaat?? You read that right. Youth are given little to no considerations in a country where people are mostly struggling to survive day to day. But our God tells us to "turn our hearts to the next generation", so we do! Our Cooperatives, Lorena and Antonio, treated 23 youth whom we know and love, to a day at a water park💦🏊🏽♂️ They led them in worship and encouraged them in the Word, provided a meal and facilitated healthy fellowship, and let these hard working youth have some fun! This kind of intentional love--time spent and energy invested--reflects the love our Father has for them, and His love changes lives!! Amen!? #elsalvador #latinamerica #latinamericamissions #missions #youth #intentionallove #thenextgeneration
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
g.o.d. East Africa
This summer, we are beyond excited to host @god_intl internship in Uganda! Our interns safely arrived in Uganda today. Join us in prayer for them as they spend some valuable time with our cooperatives doing a variety of projects to help our neighbors and friends! #eastafrica #godinterns #uganda
Sending key leadership to our hub several times a year ensures that they are keenly aware of the spiritual health of our people and the effectiveness of our programs. Cameron and John were able to evaluate both during their last trip to Uganda. You can read all about it on the blog! (Link in bio.) 🙌🏼
#godintl #godeastafrica #uganda #mission #agriculture #instituteforgodea #thetradeuganda #primaryeducation #developmentwork
It’s one month into the rainy season in Uganda and that means plenty of work to do growing food! We are so thankful for our team there who works hard to plant, weed, and fight pests all in hopes of more nutritious food available for friends and neighbors. 👏🏽💪🏾👨🏿🌾
#godintl #godeastafrica #foodproduction #loveyourneighbor #uganda
Aloisia heard about rocket stoves from her neighbors who used them. After learning about the many benefits, she requested that Reuben Ndwiga install one at her home. A few weeks in, she says, "I am very happy to have this kind of stove. It will help me save fire wood, time and reduce the smoke when cooking." #rocketstove #kenya #community #godintl #godintleastafrica
This week, Francis Lubega was called upon to repair a nearby borehole. Accompanied by Elijah and Peter, students at the Institute EA, they were able to successful restore the water pipes that had submerged in a 170 ft. well, giving hundreds of people in the surrounding community access to clean water again! Love of neighbor is demonstrated in practical service that saves lives! #godintl #eastafrica #borehole #cleanwater #godeastafrica
Kenyan Cooperative Simon Njeru says "On Sunday we gathered to worship and spend time in the Word. The time resulted in thanking God for the unity experienced in our community." As Kenya experiences political unrest, we thank God that our friends continue to experience unity and a shared mind in Christ.
Thanks to @instrumentsofjoy Lawrence Ssemakula received a new guitar! Lawrence loves leading worship for his community, so the gift will benefit many! 🔈🔉
#godintl #godeastafrica #music #worship #guitar #instrumentsofjoy
This last week we were blessed to have Mitch from @califarmiatruck and Geoff from @hopewell_farms_ work with our team to enhance their efforts to produce and market their food! And that’s only one side of these guys’ many talents. We are so thankful for their service!
Prayerfully, our team has focused their Bible studies this week on the topic of serving one another. Brandon’s gift of teaching the Word is complemented by Lawrence Ssemakula, who has led the group in powerful, tear-filled times of worship in God’s presence. These times have been so good that even when we announced the fried chicken dinner was ready (everyone’s favorite), no one moved, but just continued talking about the Lord! -
#godeastafrica #godintl #instituteforgodEA #worship #biblestudy #serveoneanother
Brotherhood. Our team of Kenyans, Ugandans and Americans are bonded together in the unity that comes from God’s Spirit, on a mission to change the world. After spending several special days together, they gathered to pray for brothers traveling across borders to their home. “Oh how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity!” (Ps. 133:1).
This past weekend, we held a conference at our headquarters in Delhi that was inspired by scripture to discuss the good direction that God’s word gives us to live. We studied together, shared meals, sang, and engaged in ice breakers to further develop relationships both with God and his people. #godindia #ngo #delhi #socialworker #community #development
Healthy relationships begin one friendship, one relationship at a time. Pictured here is India team member @deb_nava (far right) alongside Sneha Purti and Rose Oungh after a time of sharing and praying for each other’s marriages. All three of these women, together with many more stateside, are committed to addressing maternal health issues that plague the capital region. Deb led times of Bible study that highlight Jesus’ concern for women’s health and place in society.
#womenempowerment #healthcare #godintl #ngo #maternal #maternalhealth #delhi
At the hostel for homeless boys in our neighborhood, children who would otherwise be working on the streets find shelter, meals and quality education. @institute_for_god student Gabby Ladd has been accompanying GOD India staff each day to the hostel to offer short academic lessons followed by interactive games! #education #godindia #godintl
Immersion trips are designed to help participants learn about India as well as explore ways that other people are helping to solve the major issues in India. Today @institute_for_god student Gabby Ladd visited Salaam Balaak, an organization that reaches out to street children to provide them basic healthcare and education in several centers around Delhi. Here she is receiving a walk-through by a guide explaining how children end up on the street and what Salaam is doing about it. #education #healthcare #godintl #India #salaambalak #ngo
This week we gathered in prayer to send off Deb and Gabby for their time of ministry in India! 🙏🏽 Gabby is a student at the @institute_for_god and will be serving in children’s outreach and program administration while she learns more about Indian culture. Deb will continue working with our maternal health workers in Gurgaon, and teaching Bible studies! Please lift these ladies up in prayer as they join our ministry team in Gurgaon and kickoff a summer of service! 🙌🏽 #summer #mission #india #godindia
g.o.d. South East Asia
What a blessing this young lady at the front of the room is! 🙌🏼 Irish Dagami serves full-time at our headquarters in Palo, Leyte, coordinating events and programs for youth. And these days when she’s not at Tahanan, you will find her just down the road teaching at the local elementary school... all with the biggest smile and the fullest joy in the Lord. So thankful for you, @ateayrish! 👏🏼 #philippines #elementaryteacher #youthdevelopment #godintlsea
What do a mothers’ bible study group and a wedding band have in common?! 🤔 This past week, we got to demonstrate the interdependence that exists among our programs at Tahanan. Our wedding band, FORBIDA, had a paid gig and with the funds they raised, they were able to purchase bibles in the Waray language for our mothers’ bible study that meets bi-monthly. The women had expressed a desire to read the Word in their native language and our band was able to meet that need! 🙌🏼 #philippines #taclobancity #weddingband #mothersbiblestudy
Our food production intern, Jairus Tumamak, performs his responsibilities with joy and enthusiasm each day! 🌱☀️🐟 Whether he is in the Tahanan garden or fishing in the ocean behind the house, Jairus serves with a smile. Each of our interns work about 15 hours a week at Tahanan, are mentored by one of our regional team members, and receive a weekly biblical education course as well. We’re thankful for their service and love for God’s Word! 🙌🏼 #godintlsea #youthdevelopment #foodproduction #philippines @jairusty
Our bible class for our ministry interns is underway at Tahanan! 🙌🏼 This group comes together each week to hear a lecture from the bible teachers on our regional team. The class is complete with homework, grading and teacher feedback. We’re pumped for these bible students! 👏🏼 #biblicalstudies #philippines #youthdevelopment #palo #tahanan @tahanancommunitycenter
This week we have been working with Palo’s home for young girls, and blessed to meet the wonderful women pictured here who operate the center. Over 50 girls live at the facility receiving care, education and therapy in response to trauma they have experienced in their lives. Our immersion team and Tahanan personnel have facilitated exercise, dance, conflict resolution lessons and social/emotional education for the girls this week. It has been such a special time! 💜 #palo #homeforgirls #philippines
Students Living A Mission
Best. Week. Ever. Thank you so much @cmgvsu for serving alongside us this week all over Nashville! God was so near as we served the least of these together! We love you!
7 weeks. 3 countries. 1 life-changing experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to serve the poor, develop invaluable friendships, and be transformed by God’s Word! Tag your friends who should go! Internship 2018 info & sign-up in bio.
“I have never felt so confident that I am where the Lord wants me to be, in a place where I am learning his word and how to live it out in truth for others. His strength is made perfect in my weakness.” - Josie Putnam
#slaminternship17 #missions #missiontrip #nashville #biblestudy #worship
#tbt to last spring break serving with @cmgvsu! We can’t wait to have you guys back with us next month! #springbreakservicetrip #missions #college #collegeministry #campusministry #studentslivingamission
Where are youuu??🕵🏻♂️🕵🏼♀️🧐 #strangerthings
“What is something the Lord is teaching you where you know you’ll never be the same?" “Something? More like everything He is teaching me. He is teaching me to trust him, to live in the moment, and to hear His word and apply it to my life. Luke 2 tells us that Jesus was a good student; listening, asking questions, and answering with understanding. I need to understand what He is saying first and when obstacles approach me in life, His words will be flowing through my mind, guiding me to make the decision based on the path that He has set before me.” - Shay Lucas, Summer Intern ’17
#slaminternship17 #missions #missiontrip #elsalvador #biblestudy
Academy for G.O.D.
We had an incredible time serving with @slam_missions this summer! 🙌🏼☀️ 18 students from the Academy Jr. High and High School had the opportunity to serve alongside students from Michigan, Illinois and North Carolina. Their NSHVLL mission experience was a powerful opportunity to put into practice all of the lessons learned this past school year! #academyforgod #slammissions #summermissions
Thank you to everyone who came out to @bwwings in Hermitage today to support our Jr High & High school students! 👏🏽💦 This group is working hard to raise funds for their summer mission opportunity here in Nashville July 9-13th. 🙏🏼 Please join us in prayer for these students as they prepare to serve together next month! @slam_missions #slammissions #academyforgod #youthmissions
We asked our students to show their school spirit today, and they delivered! 🎉 With Phoenix costumes, Academy apparel, and blue and green everywhere, the students had a great time. Though the costumes and creativity are fun, we pray the “spirit” that animates our school is one of love, kindness, and care for one another! #academyforgod #spiritweek #goteamphoenix
From Abraham to Moses to Jackie Robinson and Fred Rogers, we were inspired to see the Heroes of Faith our students dressed as today for spirit week! Learning their stories and gleaning from the character of these individuals both from history and the bible throughout the year has allowed them to truly become heroes in the hearts of our students. #academyforgod #heroesoffaith #spiritweek
Today was “Career Day” at the Academy, and it was a joy to see so many aspiring teachers, doctors, midwives, explorers, artists, construction workers, chefs, and more! 👨🏼🔬👨🏾🏫👩🏻⚕️👨🏼🌾 We pray our students grow into men and women who contribute something valuable to their society. It was great to see them considering how they could do so today! (The first pic is today’s school-wide winners - a CIA agent, hip hop teacher and a rockstar) #academyforgod #spiritweek #careerday
It’s been a Wacky Day at the Academy! 🤪 Spirit Week has commenced and we love seeing our students show off their creativity and have fun! 🎉 Here are today’s costume winners, swipe 👉🏼 to see some other great Wacky Day outfits! 👏🏼 #academyforgod #spiritweek #schoolspirit
institute for g.o.d.
“It is to THESE that the kingdom of heaven belongs,” Matt. 19:14. Jesus’ words inspire so many (or, all? 🤔) of our students to invest themselves in youth—the kingdom belongs to them! As teenagers are confronted with God’s Word, gentle guidance is so important for a budding life of faith. We are so happy that our students can lead teens on that journey during their experience with @slam_missions . 👏🏽
#instituteforgod #godsummer2018 #smallgroups #bibleschool #studentslivingamission #genesisofsomethingnu
Moments you don’t forget...
When you choose to overcome your own pain and tiredness and just do life with them...
Including walking miles to the nearest water source, joining them as they sing and pray the whole way...
These glimpses of what life is like for the majority world open students’ eyes and make them conscious of those they are training to serve. 🙌🏼 #instituteforgod #summerinternship #godsummerinternship2018 #uganda #missions #biblecollege #godsummer2018
Carl Cook says that the harder test came after Institute finals week, when he was tested to live out what he learned during his Immersion trip to the Philippines. While there, he worked in a garden, ministered to prisoners, tutored students and visited a resettlement village still suffering the affects of the 2013 typhoon. .
According to Carl, “the harsh realities of poverty and suffering aches my heart. I felt rested. I asked the Lord for answers, and he responded, directing me to what I had learned this last year at the Institute.” (More on the blog, link in bio!)
#instituteforgod #biblecollege #nashville #philippines #missions #godintl #godsummer2018
Josie Putnam (far right) was part of @slam_missions Hometown SLAM team last week. Together they lead students from Hilliard, OH in worship, Bible studies, small group discussions and service projects. Read her words on the confidence she felt as a result of learning the Word on the blog! (Link in bio.) 👌🏽
#instituteforgod #mission #biblecollege #studentslivingamission
Student Chelsie Waldron spent this last week facilitating service opportunities for @slam_missions in her hometown! She says, “I love pouring into these students the way I was poured into by my youth pastor
Irma Chon and the SLAM team when I was their age. It has been a joy to now
serve alongside Irma, where I can listen to these students' hearts and
respond with the knowledge of God's word that has been instilled in me
during these last two years at the Institute.” Way to go Chelsie! 👏🏽
#instituteforgod #studentslivingamission #hometownSLAM #godintl #godsummer2018 #biblecollege #service #youthempowerment
Students on Summer Internship are facilitating a kids camp in El Salvador this week. Many of the children in the area are left home alone while their parents work. Programs like this make sure they’re fed, taken care of, and shown the love of our Lord as they learn a new craft or compete in sports. ⚽️🎨 #godsummerinternship2018 #instituteforgod #godlatinamerica #summerintern
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!
What do you do with all your cracked cherry tomatoes? Ask @amontgomery84 to make the best salsa you’ll ever taste, that’s what. Fire roasted goodness. #farmerandcook #fireroastedtomatoes #summertime
We hosted our ‘Berries On Us’ event for our Farm Share Members today. We loved seeing everyone come out for the adventure of finding the perfect blackberries to munch on. Gotta enjoy them while they are here! #farmtotable #farmtomouth #healthyandtasty
Our educational seminars continue! This Thursday at 7pm @kimkroberts & @jkwatson38 will be showing us their backyards and the discussing what they are doing to use their space well, how to help crops deal with the HOT TN summers, what to do about pesky pests and many other helpful tips. Only $3 to join, free to Farm Share members. #farmeducation #learntogrow#communitygardening
Had some farm help today from the Graddy boys @lindseygraddy @daddygraddy They tackled weeding tomatoes and harvesting potatoes. They then found some treasures to take home and snack on but....started the snacking before they made it out of the farm. #littlefarmers #growyourfood #communitygarden
Shout out to @cmkagay who is running the show at @hipdfarmersmarket Come visit us this beautiful evening as we are there till 7 with Heirloom tomatoes, blackberries, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, herbs, mesclun lettuce and more! See you there! #marketatthemansion #hipdonelson
This indeterminate, eye-catching tomato variety known as “Indigo Apple” has immature fruit that starts out with these striking deep purple shoulder streaks (created by elevated levels of anthocyanin-a powerful antioxidant) transitioning into a gorgeous ombré (of deep purple to almost black) with a candy apple red underside. This firm and meaty fruit is delicious on sandwiches or burgers. Come see us on Friday at the @tworiversmansion @hipdfarmersmarket from 4-7pm and getchu some!
Check out farmer @a.nsubuga giving the weeds a much needed hoe down! Our favorite featured tool of the month is the magical stirrup hoe. The oscillating head with the blade on the front and the back has made this tool a game changer in the garden. It’s the first tool you’ll want to use for weeding since it covers a lot of ground. It’s a great tool for pesky, shallow rooted weeds that are competing for nutrients. Unfortunately it only removes the tops of deep rooted weeds, those weeds need to be pulled by hand to prevent future growth.#keepinitorganic #weedcontrol #organicfarming #nashvillefarm #nashvillegarden #stirruphoe #gamechanger #nashvillecsa #farmtotable #biointensiveagriculture #farmingwithfriends #nashvilleeats #nashvillecsa
1 Minute Workshop: How to remedy bolting, butter lettuce! #summerishere #itshot
Sourdough workshop round #2 with @mrscorniea! Lots of awesome ladies about to start upping their gut health game 👊🏽 Be on the lookout for more seminars to come about gardening, nutrition, fermentation, cooking, canning, etc We’ll be hosting 1-2 a month so get ready for June announcement soon! #sourdough #educateyourself #farmhousekitchen #nashvillelife #nashvillefood
Our Sourdough Workshop today was a hit! It’s a pretty unique opportunity to learn how to produce your own food and we thank @kendicehartnell for teaching the process today of making fresh sourdough from scratch. We loved the enthusiasm from all the ladies and are excited for the sourdough workshop with @mrscorniea tomorrow night! #sourdough #learningnewskills
Nu Water Works
What happens when a local borehole, that serves water to nearly 1000 people, loses its pipes down a 170 foot deep well? You make a tool to recapture them! Francis’ ingenuity helped this community retrieve the pipes to this water well and get their water pump back to doing what it was intended to do - provide water for the people.
#water #ingenuity #forthepeople #healthycommunities
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.
#nuwaterworks #godintl #hygieneeducation #nextgeneration #educationbringschange
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.
#nuwaterworks #godintl #dripirrigation #water #foodproduction
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.
#nuwaterworks #godintl #irrigation #forthekids #empowerment
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