GIT Newsletter [1602] - February 2016

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MISSION

ROMANS 1:20

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

Students—4


Visit our website at www.growingingintorah.com

GIT FEB 2016

A note from

our GIT Directors

G

reetings

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.

Blessings,

Bryan &

Karla

UPDATE FROM GIT

PLANNING MTG

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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.

Brad Scott

Earl Massey

Marvin Davis

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Growing Jim In Lara Torah

Jose Garcia

Gary Moore

Jon Leppke

Charles Jones

Bryan Barnes

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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

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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,

Fermenting, etc.

• DONATION OF AN RV: Use of an

RV for girls dorm while we work

on bringing in permanent housing

• MONTHLY FINANCIAL SUPPORT

WORK DAY

March 6, 2016

Calling all VOLUNTEERS, Join us

at the GIT campus to help prep for

the 2016

session

www.growingingintorah.com

PLANS APPROVED

Praise YHVH!

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

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Who

We Are

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

women.

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

2016

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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”

Our

Location

ROMANS 1:20

41781 Road 142

Orosi, CA 93647

info@growingintorah.com

GIT FEB 2016

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