“And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” John 4:36
On Parkview Drive in Moorefield, Ontario, stands a five-acre deserted building supply yard. Weeds grow through cracks in the asphalt and buildings stand vacant and desolate. But an air of hope pervades the place!
Hope of nutrition for hungry people of the world. The Reapers of Hope project aims to collect local produce that would otherwise go to waste, and use it to feed the hungry. We anticipate buying or receiving donations of fruits and vegetables that do not meet marketing criteria in Ontario and would normally go to waste.
Examples include potatoes that are too small, peppers that are multicoloured, or apples that were labeled incorrectly. Volunteers will be needed to cut up these fruits and vegetables. The items will then be dried in a commercial food dryer, packaged into a nutritious, just-addwater soup mix, and shipped out in CAM’s food parcel programs. Our property in Moorefield undergoing a transformation.
In July, approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of the existing main building was demolished and removed. Because of a burn ban, the rubble was dumped onto a pile for burning at a later date. After God blessed us with rain the burn ban was lifted, and in mid-August, the rubble from the demolition was burned on site. In preparation for new construction, the old concrete floor and foundation were then excavated.
A portion of the main building still stands. Lord willing, it will be transformed into offices, etc. To this main building, CAM plans to erect a 90 x 140 ft. addition where there will be a large room with rows of tables for cutting vegetables, a room for the food dryer, more rooms for storage, and two coolers.
We are thankful to God for His blessing on this project thus far, and the fact that we can now build. We will need funds in the coming weeks and months and are open to donations and loans. If you wish to give financial support, please note Moorefield Building Project on the inserted response coupon or contact the office.