God has called us to a unique work with something called the Keturah Farms.
A strategic pathway to allow God's Spirit to be deposited in our culture through the lives of those joined to this kingdom center.
To create farming strategies for specific regions or nations in order to start a cycle of sustainablity for the people of those areas.
To help stop systemic poverty in regions/nations and begin systemic wealth through teaching, training, and mentoring.
There have been many plans put together to help people in very impoverished areas of the world gain the ability to be able to sustain them and their families. This plan is a similar plan that will cause long reaching generational sustainability. We want to impact these families and help them make income to provide day to day living expenses, education for the children, proper medical attention and the ability to become entrepreneurs. We want to empower people with sustainable solutions to help them have a better life. By coming alongside people who currently have no income we want to provide the necessary tools to help them prosper. Education, skill and business training, start up supplies, and micro-finance are some of the ways we offer assistance to economically empower marginalized populations. Will you help us feed a billion people?
We currently are working on 22 Keturah Farms and wells in Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Historical Correction: 40 Acres & A Mule!
The name Keturah means incense and comes from the scripture in Genesis 25:1-6. Keturah was married to Abraham the father of many faiths/nations. The unique thing about Keturah is she was an African woman. They had six Jewish/African sons which Abraham sent away without an inheritance. There are many stories like this is the world today but God had me zero in on this story regarding the Civil War. God is a God of restoration and He wants to restore everything that has been lost or stolen from all His people. Joel 2:25 NKJ
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
Psalm 126:4 NKJ
Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes, O Lord, as the streams in the South (the Negeb) [are restored by the torrents].
God wants to correct a major wrong that was done to the African American people after the Civil War.
Some things we can pray and repent for but, there are others things that God wants something done both spiritually and naturally. This project has to deal with the land and the people regarding restoration naturally and spiritually. There was a situation that happened in the USA history in the Savannah, Georgia area in 1865 which was called the 40 acres and a mule. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/the-truth-behind-40-acres-and-a-mule/
The Order by General Sherman-This was during the Civil War
There were 20 African American Pastors who met with Gen. Sherman and asked for land in order for them and their families to have a good life taking care of themselves.
The short version of the story is that General Sherman promised the former slaves land from the 400,000 acres of land that they confiscated during the Civil War. He promised that a portion of the land would go to slaves.
Gen. Sherman agreed and made an Order, Special Field Order No. 15 by the USA Government which President Lincoln approved it.
Statement made by the African American Pastors: We looked upon Gen. Sherman prior to his arrival as a man in the Providence of God specially set apart to accomplish this work, and we unanimously feel inexpressible gratitude to him, looking upon him as a man that should be honored for the faithful performance of his duty. Some of us called upon him immediately upon his arrival, and it is probable he would not meet the Secretary with more courtesy than he met us. His conduct and deportment toward us characterized him as a friend and a gentleman.
We have confidence in Gen. Sherman, and think that what concerns us could not be under better hands. This is our opinion now from the short acquaintance and interest we have had. (Mr. Lynch states that with his limited acquaintance with Gen. Sherman, he is unwilling to express an opinion. All others present declare their agreement with Mr. Frazier about Gen. Sherman.)
Some conversation upon general subjects relating to Gen. Sherman's march then ensued, of which no note was taken.
The Lord has called Dr. Battle to bring restoration by purchasing 40 Acres. This land will serve as restitution for what was taken from African American people. Would you help bring restoration by sowing into this project?