Written By Nancy O'Leary
On the surface, the Spring Street Farm and Apiary seems like any another garden project but, at its inception and core, its mission has been always about transformation of people through a Christ-centered community. During a mission team visit last season, a young person shared how her father had recently disparaged her and the team surrounded her with words of acceptance and encouraged her identity in Christ. The garden is a place of grace where hurting and broken people are loved back to wholeness as we introduce them to what a Christ centered community looks like and His love for us.
This year, we will begin the building of the greenhouse which is the final project of the garden. The greenhouse is a metaphor for helping others find new life and growth both personally and spiritually. Last season, we hosted young teams and others in transition from various facilities and our conversations were filled with Christ’s working in our lives and His care and love for us. At its core, this is our identify and mission. It’s all about outreach and new life, community, transformation in Christ, and His love and care for us.