In September of 2015, a Christian couple wanted to use the land which God had given them to be an oasis of hope and refreshment to others as it had been to them. After consulting with Christian friends, a plan was forged to organize Restoration Farm. The mission of the farm echoes the words of the prophet Isaiah:
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion – to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. (Isaiah 61:1-3 ESV)
Restoration Farm is to be a place of ministry to our community by means of the Scriptures and agriculture – offering hope, healing, and wholeness where that ministry is most needed.