Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eating Soup Feeds Orphans

I know what you're thinking: What? Say that again.
Okay, Eating soup feeds orphans!
Now I'll explain.
Thanks to our good friend Tara Harting, this past week many people purchased soup from her burgeoning home soup business, and, in the process, gave money to further the work of our farm here at New Hope.
In other words, all profits from Tara's chicken corn noodle soup (which, by the way, was over $600!) will soon find its way here.
Wow. We are amazed, thankful.
How will we put this money to use, you ask? Well, let me tell you: The money will be used to clear additional land. We actually have 100 acres of land to farm, but a good majority of that is "bush." Meaning, this:

The men and women you see above are actually a good way through the clearing process of this particular section of land (by hand, of course). Looks like hard work, eh? It is.

The money from Tara's soup sales will enable us to clear roughly 5 more acres of land!

What will we plant on that land? That depends on the soil, really. But you can be assured of one thing: we will grow a whole lot of food for the fatherless children who call New Hope "home."

If you were one of Tara's customers this past week--if you ate her scrumptious chicken corn noodle soup--you have helped us feed our children.

Thank you.

Now, I know I just posted this photo last week, but I had to post it again. It's the perfect picture to show what five acres of that bushy land will look like, thanks to Tara's generosity and many many happy mouths!

There now. That's perfect for farming.

If you'd like to learn more about New Hope Uganda and the children we serve, visit our website.

If you'd like to learn more about Enterprise Farm--New Hope's farm, managed by the handsome man in the photo above--go here.

If you wish to donate to our efforts here at the farm, or to the greater ministry, both links will show you how.

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