A Vision is Born
In 2014 a small group of Apostolic Christian brothers organized the Haiti Dairy Program (HDP) to address the need for helping Haitian dairy farmers improve their milk production while bringing Christ’s teachings and the way of salvation to them.
Fèm BonVizyon (Good Vision Farm) is the name for the model farm, and it now has a community well, a community gazebo gathering place, a depot storage building, a feed storage and handling facility, and a missionary house. Construction is in progress for a milking center hub where local Haitian farmers will bring their animals to be milked. Forage and grain research continues, and the farm is home to several milking cows, heifers and young calves, all born in Haiti. Efforts are ongoing to import some dairy heifers and bulls from the US to assist in improving genetics within Haiti’s dairy industry.
Services to plow and disc soil are being offered to area farmers. And many local masons and workers have been employed in construction. Already, relationships are being formed. These will continue as the farm becomes operational and Haitian animal caretakers and farmers regularly interact with believers who live the gospel, share the truth, and encourage them to a faithful life. The scriptural teachings about being truthful, living with integrity and treating others with dignity become real through hands-on experience.
Forage seed, livestock medicine, and breeding supplies will be made available for purchase.
… Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God: That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.