Growing the next generation in
character, humility, and leadership
through the biblical instruction of farming
NEWSLETTER : FEBRUARY 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Note from Bryan and Karla—2
2016 Board of Directors—2
How you can help—3
2/28 Work Day—3
Who We Are—4
Visit our website at www.growingingintorah.com
GIT FEB 2016
A note from
our GIT Directors
from the farm!
We pray that all of you
are doing well and are
blessed. Our family is well, and
we’re excited about the recent
addition to our family…. our
sweet granddaughter, Violet.
She was born December 28; she
and Emily are doing very well.
We were thrilled when they
came with Sammy for a weeklong
visit. We are happy to have
joined the Grandparents club.
What a blessing!
All of the rain has been such a
welcome relief. The pond is
almost overflowing, and the
whole campus is beautiful and
green. Our chickens and ram
are loving all the extra grass;
and, of course, the view of
the increasingly snow-covered
mountains is encouraging, as
well as breath-taking.
UPDATE FROM GIT
n December, on Sunday the 27th, we had a
successful GIT Planning Meeting. Thanks so
much to all who came and shared your ideas.
During the meeting, many of you volunteered to
serve in various ways during our upcoming semester.
We are humbled by the support.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Growing Jim In Lara Torah
GIT has a solid group of board members, some whom the Father brought
in recently, and just in time to help us move GIT in the direction it needs to
GETTING READY FOR OUR COMING 2016
STUDENTS, THERE IS MUCH MORE TO DO
here are a little less than 2 months before we welcome our 2016 students, and we are
working hard to get things in place to make this a wonderful year for them. We are
revising policies, organizing curriculum, making schedules, organizing & cleaning up the
farm, and we are working towards setting up dorms for both our staff and students.
Also, we are in need some special volunteers and some specific donations. If you’re able to
help in those areas, or if the Father has put on your heart another way you can be of help to
our students, please let us know. As always, we appreciate your prayers as we seek HIS perfect
will in all we do here at GIT.
How can you help meet our needs?
• LOCAL FIELD TRIP IDEAS: We need locals who
may have some good ideas of places in the
central valley where we can take our students to
learn more farming or homesteading skills
• LOCAL MINSTRY IDEAS: We need locals who are
involved or familiar with ministries to elderly,
widows, orphans, etc. in our local area and who
could coordinate getting our students involved
• VOLUNTEER TEACHERS: Small Engine repair;
Aquaponics; Greenhouse Setup & Production;
Making of Medicinal Items; Beekeeping; Soap
Making; Health & Beauty Products; and Canning
of: Vegetables, Meats, Fruit, Tomatoes, Pickles,
• DONATION OF AN RV: Use of an
RV for girls dorm while we work
on bringing in permanent housing
• MONTHLY FINANCIAL SUPPORT
March 6, 2016
Calling all VOLUNTEERS, Join us
at the GIT campus to help prep for
We have received
approval from the county
to move forward with expanding our campus.
With this news, we can begin in earnest moving
towards the vision that Yah has provided for GIT.
GIT FEB 2016
Growing In Torah is a College-Age program
that starts with the beginning of the growing
season in March and ends in the fall with the
Feast of Tabernacles harvest festival. It takes
place on a farm called Safe Haven Sustainable
Farms Inc. located in central California.
Life on the farm is full of opportunity to learn
and teach important life skills. Skills like hard
work, dedication to detail, patience, tenacity
and humility are all in a day’s work! It has been
said, “If you can be a farmer, you can do
anything!” With that in mind, we strive to
plant these skills within our young men and
The Bible was written to an agricultural
society, and is filled with important principles
and examples of how we should live. Like
Yeshua, who used agricultural analogies in the
parables, we use this agricultural perspective
to teach and train our students both in the
physical and spiritual. The word Torah is the
first five books of the Bible, and it means
“God’s teaching and instruction”.
At GIT, we are all about getting back to our
roots, and it is a rewarding experience to see
this come to life in our student volunteers as
they get their hands dirty, growing in Torah.
A Student’s Call
nrollment for March 2016 is happening now
and ends soon. If you are a college age man
or woman looking to dig deeper in your life
and build a strong foundation for your future,
Growing in Torah may be the perfect way to do just
that. Come join us as we learn Hebrew, dig into
Scripture, learn farming & homesteading skills, and
enjoy the beautiful creation around us that YHVH
has given to us to learn more about Him. Brad Scott
will be joining us during our first week to kick off this
exciting new semester, and we’ll be having other
great teachers throughout the year.
Be sure to check us out
at www.growingintorah.com, then
make the choice to get into “what
He has made” (the creation) and
let it change your life.
“For since the creation of the world His
invisible attributes, His eternal power
and divine nature, have been clearly
seen, being understood through what
has been made, so that they are
without excuse.” - - Romans 1:20
“Training Students to Bless the Land,
and the People of the Land”
41781 Road 142
Orosi, CA 93647
GIT FEB 2016