I like to dream. I think it is imperative for the human spirit to have dreams, visions and passion. Without these yes we can live but we cannot truly be alive. Dreams can be a guiding beacon which shape our thoughts, actions, and future. A dream can be the seed that when cultivated, nourished and given time to grow becomes a reality better and bigger than the original conception. Yes, I like to dream and we, TRE, my Ixil friends and other partners and organizations have been dreaming, planning and preparing to make a very important dream a reality. It is with great gratitude and excitement I want to introduce you to “Eden Ixil,” a project that will change the face of poverty in the region where we are working and with the help and faithfulness of future dreamers can springboard into adjoining lands and make a ripple of change that we have not even begun to imagine.
|Training session in front of Michael's house with women testing out the flavor of hibiscus tea.|
I see the potential of seeding a paradise in the midst of extreme poverty.
|Small garden spot in front of ranch house. Over 3 acres are dedicated to demonstrative gardens.|
|A field training session for twenty families|
|President of Miracles in Action Penny Rambacher with Julia Lopez, one of our garden leaders.|
We are looking for partners to enter a relationship with the Ixil people. Partners to dream big with us. To dream what would life be like if there is food on the table, clean water to drink. What life would be like with new hope in the heart and the training to make dreams happen. To dream of making an Eden in the midst of extreme poverty. Eden Ixil is not just a ten-acre farm project but it is giving the chance for a region to change itself. A productive farm is not the goal. What we do on the farm will be implemented in the communities at the family level. The goal is healthy, hopeful lives.
T.R.E. has never launched a fund drive before but now is the time. We have a $25,000 matching grant to help with the farm purchase. My grandmother used to say, "Many hands make for light work," and that is what we are seeking. Partners that will help us take our work to a new level. Why not join in support and see the ripple grow.
|THE RIVER IN FRONT OF THE PROPERTY|
|THE ROOF OF THE NEW 24' X 60' GREENHOUSE WITH A NEW GARDEN SITE IN THE FOREGROUND|
|GARDEN SEEDLINGS: OUR SMALL GREENHOUSE PRODUCES A GOOD SUPPLY OF SEEDLINGS BUT CANNOT KEEP UP WITH DEMAND|
|A SEED AND HARDWARE STORE IN THE SECOND STORY WILL PROVIDE NEEDED SUPPLIES|