Share and Care
Organic Farming/Outreach Project in Thailand
The Seventh-day Adventist church is growing in the Isaan area of Thailand. Many people in this area make their living by farming, including the church members. They grow rice and vegetables, but they struggle. Many are living in poverty and cannot afford the pesticides for their farms and besides, these products are unhealthy and not the best approach.
ASAP would like to help Sompong Koonsawang, a medical missionary, and her husband, Soonthorn, who is an Adventist pastor, establish an Organic Farming Outreach Project where they can educate poor families in their community in how to make and use organic fertilizers. In order for this to happen, they need some start-up funds to buy the materials, build a shed for storing farm materials, purchase a rototiller, and put in a well. They will plant a garden and use the products as a "show case" and then offer on-site trainings.
We believe this will be a way to open the hearts of the Thai people in Ubonratchatani to the gospel. This concept will be introduced to the following Seventh-day Adventist churches: Suanson, Bakchum, Nadoo, Nadee, Namyean and others in the surrounding area and we will consider funding similar projects in these churches as the Lord leads.
Share and Care Farming/Outreach Budget:
|Materials to make natural, organic fertilizers to share with the community||$1,500|
|Build a shed for storage||$650|
|Drilling a water well||$800|