Thursday afternoon we loaded project supplies and initial food supplies
Roger Tsuda and Jerry Henning were tasked with consolidating boxes of Cheetos for space we expected to need Friday morning.
Friday morning began at Serve-One in Rancho Cucamonga as Dave Kirsch and August Swanson completed our load with watermelons, onions, squash, bread and a variety of snacks that would be well received Saturday morning at Kaibeto.
We never leave Southern California until the trailer is either full or at maximum weight and this trip was no different… we are blessed to have partners that make that possible.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are always well received.
Pastor Philbert, Dave, Jerry, Roger and Phil Lansing meet Saturday morning at Pure Heart Bible Church to discuss the garden installation plan. Phil is an evangelist living in Shiprock NM who drove over to join us for the day.
Dave introduces the various seedlings grown in California for planting in the Pure Heart Community Garden.
Jerry and Roger set the first post for the garden’s protective fencing.
Pastor Chuck Gargan and his wife Vicky flew out from Ocean City NJ to support our first community garden project.
Roger’s passion is gardening and it showed throughout the day as he and Dave directed the planting of the garden.
Georgia, Lee and his brother Justin are members of the Pure Heart Community Youth Ministry and will be assisting Pastor Philbert with the ongoing maintenance of the garden.
George (Georgia’s brother), Allen, Lee and Jerry working on the protective fencing. The fence must protect the garden from animals as well as from the constant wind that sweeps across Kaibeto.
Pastor Philbert working on the irrigation system.
Georgia, Roger and George planting the first section of the garden.
George and Divina plant the final crop of the day… onions. Pastor Philbert surprised us as we prepared to leave as he shared with us that they would be planting corn seed over the next couple of days.
Outreach ministry of ICS Strategic Partners, Inc.
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