old-Potter’s Ranch


 

 In 2008, the Lord made a way for the purchase of 106 acres of ranch property about midway between the towns of Arriaga and Cintalapa. Over the last few years teams have been helping with the beginning phases of construction on the property. Over 1000 fruit trees have been planted. Cattle, horses, rabbits, chickens and goats are now happily grazing in the pastures. The first barns have gone up and the first house is under construction.

Our aim is to have a fully, functioning ranch and children’s village established for up to 200 orphaned and abandoned children. Engineers from EMI (Engineering Missions International) spent two weeks surveying, and making architectural plans for the village. The aim is to have twenty small homes, housing up to ten children in each home with house parents. A school and vocational training facilities are in the plans as well. 

If you would like more information on Potter’s Ranch and updates on the exciting advances that are happening to bring this vision to life, please click here.

 Short term teams have been a great blessing in many ways. Folks who are willing to sacrifice precious free time and finances to come and help us advance the Kingdom of God in Chiapas. In the above picture is a group that have come every year to serve in Arriaga. On this occasion they were helping us do some heavy lifting and landscaping.

 

SUIZO AMERICANO COWS

 We want to share a special thank you to those of you who helped us buy milk cows a few months ago. We were able to purchase eight beautiful Swiss American milk cows.  We have a local rancher in our church that is also a veterinary. He made plans with Bill to either bring a bull out to the ranch or artificially inseminate the milk cows. For all you green horns out there, the cows have to get pregnant and have a calf before they begin to give milk. ☺ Well, much to our surprise five were already pregnant! The seller didn’t realize this or he would have charged us a much higher price. So, we got a special double blessing!  We now have the eight cows plus five new calves. Daily, our children are now enjoying fresh milk and cheese.   Yum!       

From the cow comes the milk, from the milk comes the cheese, yipppeee. Were making progress