FOOD, FARMING, EDUCATION
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
FOOD: WE FEED PEOPLE AND GIVE FOOD AWAY
FARMING: WE CULTIVATE LAND AND GROW FOOD
EDUCATION: WE CULTIVATE HEARTS AND GROW PEOPLE
It starts in the heart. A story of people and place,
from our heart, in the city, and to the world.
Using food, farming and education as a bridge to share the love of Christ.
What is this? It’s life lived together.
It’s working to exhaustion alongside people. Young people, old people. People who believe differently from us, people who believe similar to us. Energetic people, tired people. Healthy people, hurting people. People who are learning, people who are teaching.
It’s sharing the table with others. Others who are hungry, others who thirst. Others who are weak, others who are strong. Others who receive, others who give.
It’s prayer, shared. Prayers recited, prayers offered. Prayers spontaneous, prayers formal. Prayers of thanks, prayers of pleading. Prayers not asked for, prayers necessary.
It’s working and living towards a common goal. A goal, a hope, of sharing. Of feeding. Of rejoicing. Of healed land and of healed hearts. Of unity. Of love.
It’s working for the glory of God in the name of Jesus. In all things. Through all things. We co-labor with Him in His redemptive work in our heart, our city and our world.
Read our story here.
PSALM 85, Copyright 2003 by John August Swanson,
Serigraph 24” x 28.75”, www.JohnAugustSwanson.com
We utilize New Earth Farm & Goods as our main training center for continuing education, workshops and demonstrations. Our 12-week internship program provides hands-on training for people seeking to serve in our city or underdeveloped countries using permaculture design, agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, appropriate technologies, and community development from a biblical worldview.
We work with Habitat for Humanity Omaha and Abide alongside communities to install playgrounds, community gardens and urban farms. We believe that our inner city has the potential to feed our whole city and thrive in dignity and abundance. We can do this through facilitating neighborly relationships, providing education and assisting with land access for community gardens and food production.
Beginning with our work in Nicaragua, working with the community of Santa Martha de Loma Azul in partnership with a few churches, Water For People and the local Nicaraguan municipality, we are helping to bring clean water, sanitation, and education to the community. We have installed rainwater catchment systems, built clean ovens, stoves, fish systems, and gardens. We have seen a divided community come together through Vacation Bible Schools and pastor's conferences, bringing catholics and evangelicals together.
All financial gifts to Keipos are tax-deductible.
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