Wotje Atoll

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Garden Begins

The garden has been started. In these pictures you can see Thor and Travis preparing the ground for the planting. We brought in compost and mixed it with the soil. The location is next to the school. As Shawn and I were walking one day we looked at the ground and thought, this would be a great spot. As Thor began to turn over the soil we could tell that it is rich. We were further blessed when we found out that the dump had started making compost. This is a mix of fish and plant matter that has been ground up into a compost. Wow it is really good stuff.

The location is protected from the salt wind by the trailers. As many of you already know Richard has been experimenting already with planting different seeds. He has had great success and now it is time to plant on a larger scale! As things are changing here in the Marshall Islands we have seen prices go up on everything. Food is continuing to rise almost weekly. To compound that, shipments of fresh vegetables have come to a standstill. We do not expect the next shipment in until sometime next month.

So what did we decide to do? Grow our own. Many of you have begun to send dry goods to us and some have sent seeds. We are so thankful for all of your faithful prayers and support. Please agree with us for a great harvest in the spiritual and the natural. Be blessed and may the Lord bless you continually as you faithfully follow him!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

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