Harvesting for Foster and Adoptive Family Dinner

Tonight our life group has the privilege to serve dinner to the monthly Foster-Adopt support group at Daybreak Church. God has blessed us with a bountiful harvest of Lettuce to serve with the meal!

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 
John 6:35 NLT

A six gallon bucket of pure, fresh lettuce ready to be made into a healthy salad!

Planting and Harvesting Kids Club 2023

Our friends John and Tracey Pieters sent us this visual summary of what they did near the end of February to get the kids to participate in planting. The activity included a parable taught by Tracey on the 4 soils, a craft, games and a time of water play in a small pool. It was not only a gathering of kids, but the parents too who were able to spend time together.

Mexico City, Mexico

The Sower

He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” Matthew 13:3‭-‬9 NLT 

Kids Planting Day at the Mexico City Aquaponics House

The new neighborhood Kids Club “Siembra y Cosecha” (Sowing and Harvesting), for ages 5 to 15 had its kick-off event on February 26th, 2022. The event offered the children Games (Juegos), Bible Lessons (Curso), Crafts (Manualidades) and Refreshments (Refrigerio). Fourteen children from the neighborhood came to help plant seeds in the new Square Foot Garden wicking bed.

The sign announcing the Kids Club event.
The children were excited to learn how to plant vegetables and herbs.
A Father shows his daughter where to plant the seed.
Tracey helps a girl with planting.

The children painted pots to fill with planting mix and to plant their own seeds to take home and nurture.

Boy having a snack after painting his pot.

A group of children painting their pots.
A special 3-hour prayer meeting was held the night before the planting day.

The Aquaponics House is a Community Garden for the neighbors on this street. The location is used for Sunday Worship services and community outreach. Many of the residents here believe in God but have not taken the steps to live a Christian life. Tracey and John Pieters are living among them, caring for them, and teaching them how to Love the way Jesus loved us!

The Wicking Bed is the first part of a two-phase project to build a Community Garden. The second phase is starting now to build an Aquaponics System on the roof of this house. The system design has been completed but we need additional financial support to purchase the materials and equipment. Please consider contributing to this effort. Follow this link https://uwm.org/missionaries/27334/ to John & Tracey Pieters – United World Mission (uwm.org) or write a check to “United World Mission” and note your preference to “John & Tracey Pieters Account #27334 – Aquaponics”.