This idea for The Faithful Farmstead has been brewing since 2012, even if we didn’t know it at the time. Back then we were about 7 years into JC’s Coast Guard career. He’d just been assigned to a new unit and while we were house hunting our friends showed us Food Inc.
I’d love to say it was a straight line from there to here, but it was anything but. JC ended up breaking his back at that unit and in 2016 was medically retired from the military. We quickly went from gardening being a stress reliving hobby to it being a necessity.
Transitioning back to civilian life, loosing the only income we’d known in our adult lives, we relied SO HEAVILY on our little garden.
I say all of that to say we have been there, un-able to afford the food we needed. We have had to go out to the garden more times than I can remember to see what we could put together for dinner since we didn’t have money to buy something from the store.
It is so fun to look back and see the dinners we came up with from nothing. Like the loaves and fishes, God stretched our food, he placed people in our path that offered us help when we needed it most (sometimes before we even knew we needed it).
THAT, is our goal. We want to come alongside these families that are struggling. Currently that looks providing fresh food to those in need. I would love to see this mission grow to be able to reach families outside of our local area. I would love to see not just our community but communities all over radically transformed, for generations to come!
Our mission is community focused but y’all it is 100% driven by God! Through our desert season God slowly began opening doors, answers came, provision came, and eventually healing came! I went from being convinced my husband was heading to a wheelchair to being able to see him play with his kids again.
Our God can do GREAT & MIGHTY things, and our hope is that he will bless others in the community through this mission.