Training Center Becoming an Orchard

Training Center Becoming an Orchard

A wide variety of fruit trees are
now growing.

The Training Center has been a major benefit for the ministry we have been working with overseas. This is 40 acres, which about 8 years ago was nothing but jungle.

1. It has a Narcotic / Mental Health Rehabilitation Center with 23 patients in November 2017.
2. It has multiple dorms that will house those who gather for church-planter training.
3. It has a training hall which will seat several hundred people.

Narcotic and Mental Health Rehab Patients.

4. It is rented out to businesses that send their employees there for team-building training.
5. It is used for Christian youth group events.
6. There have been attempts at raising fish in a couple of small ponds, but the snakes and monitor lizards were eating all the profits. This project has been put on hold until that issue can be worked out.

Training Hall & Cafeteria

7. It is completely enclosed with a twelve-foot-high wall to keep squatters and thieves out, but the monkeys still get in and steal some of the fruit.
8. There are very limited amounts of vegetables grown here. Large vegetable gardens that were planted about six years ago required too much manpower to be profitable. With a small greenhouse to start new trees, the land is now being turned into a huge orchard with many types of fruit trees.

Great harvest of rose apples at the
Training Center (Aug. 2017).

  1. Rose Apple (three varieties)
  2. Guava (two varieties)
  3. Jambu Jamaika
  4. Longan (two varieties)
  5. Mango (three varieties)
  6. Durian (two varieties)
  7. Rambutan
  8. Coconut (three varieties)
  9. Banana (three varieties)
  10. Papaya (two varieties)
  11. Orange (two varieties)
  12. Apricot
  13. Starfruit
  14. Pomegranate
  15. Pitaya (Red Dragon Fruit)
  16. Jengkol
  17. Matoa
  18. Cincau
  19. Sugarcane
  20. Apple
  21. Sapodilla
  22. Petai
  23. Sycamore
  24. Jew Plum (Ambarella)
  25. Areca (Betel Nut)

 

The Training Center is not self-sufficient at this time but it is hoped to be so in the not- too-distant future. The many fruit trees are growing well and some are producing a very good harvest, but it may take about 3-5 more years before they will be producing sufficiently to balance out the expenses involved in having a Narcotic and Mental Health Rehabilitation Center—which requires about $1,000 -$1,500 per month to maintain.

Be Part of the Training Center as they Move Toward Self-Sufficiency
If you would like to contribute to the maintenance of the Training Center as they move toward a self-sufficient status, donations of $5, $10, $50 or more would be very much appreciated. Donations can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal, by clicking this link.

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