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Sowing with Faith, Harvesting Hope

Thanks to a generous grant from the Montgomery Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, we have recently purchased an acre and a half of land in the rural community, Piedra de Agua! We have been praying about this opportunity for the past several years and we are so grateful for the generosity and trust of Montgomery Community Church.

Our plan is to create a small, model farm where we can train rural families about stewardship practices and food security. So much of the land in the rural areas has been destroyed by deforestation, over-grazing, and exploitative agricultural practices. We will teach families how to farm responsibly and provide nutritious food for their families.

On this small farm, we will implement soil and water conservation practices, biointensive agriculture, and we will also create an edible forest by planting fruit trees. Our dream is to produce a significant amount of the produce that we need for school lunches.

It will take us a couple of years to fully develop the farm, but we are currently working on a plan to begin the initial investment phase by May. In addition to agricultural areas, we will also construct a small, roofed area for training events, ecological latrines and a rain harvesting system. Our goal is for the farm to become self-sustaining in a period of five years.

Families in the community and scholarship students are anxious to help us get started and are ready to go to work. In the future, this will also be a great spot for Young Life retreats, mission groups and teacher trainings. If you’d like to invest in this amazing project, please let us know!

September 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

Opportunity in Times of Crisis Matching Fund

June 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

A Mother’s Hard Work

“My name is Darling Díaz, and I live in the Colonia Apoyo al Combatiente neighborhood in Matagalpa. I have four children, and one of them has a disability. Marlon is 7 years old, and he was born with a psychomotor retardation. Because of his condition, Marlon has continual medical needs and requires special nutrition and care. For five years now, Rayo de Sol has unconditionally supported me with my son. They have made certain that he gets medical attention, fortified nutrition, and they’ve even helped with diapers and other supplies. My husband doesn’t have a stable job, and it’s difficult for us to cover the basic necessities of our family.

Last year, I was able to get a job through Rayo de Sol to help me cover my household costs. I participated in a vocational education program and was able to get a job. Rayo de Sol continues to help me, but now I can cover some of my children’s costs with what I earn from my hard work. I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had through Rayo de Sol these past few years. It has definitely changed my life and the life of my family.”

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