Harvest Home, a not-for-profit organization that reaches out to the hurting and abused, the fatherless and the widowed. Established in 1995 by Danny and Rhonda Calhoun, the ministry has a proven track record of working faithfully with those who are down-trodden and often overlooked or considered unworthy by society.
In 2007 they purchased Our Father's Farm which is a community of life-changing ministries. Here, the poor in spirit, soul and body discover that Truth is a Man. Through much love, discipleship and other healing methods, they are set free to fulfill their destinies and to release the love of the Father back into their families and communities. We offer:
Unconditional Love: We are committed to love, honor and embrace those God sends to us. By speaking the truth in love and constantly bringing them back to the Father, we walk with them into their healing and freedom. How do we do that? By His grace.
Safe, nurturing Community: We provide a safe, caring environment where people can go through the painful ups and downs of the healing process and still be accepted and loved.
Encountering God Healing Ministry: Healing for spirit, soul and body. We facilitate healing sessions with people by helping them connect with God and then allowing Him to minister to them in whatever way He chooses. We also offer training seminars for those who are interested in either receiving ministry or learning how to become a facilitator. For more information, please contact Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible-based discipleship & Life-skill training: Our mature Christian staff challenges the disciple with life-giving bible studies and classes. We offer practical training in areas such as computers, money management, car maintenance, job search, cooking, sewing, gardening, farm-life, parenting, nutrition and other life management skills.
Equine Ministry: In ways we cannot explain, something happens when you partner a hurting heart with a horse. Through natural horsemanship principles and equine care, the broken encounter the Father's love in dynamic, restorative ways. It is beautiful to watch both old and young encounter their good, loving Father God through His majestic equine partners.
Music, Art & Gardening are often able to reach people in ways that words cannot. Trained facilitators offer weekly classes on art and music, which often helps the hurting get in touch with emotions they have long since locked away. In feeling the emotions, we are able to help them process it in a way that brings healing and closure.
Through organic farming, we are able to strengthen our bodies and bring a self-sustaining aspect to our farm community. Therapeutic garden work is part of the community living experience here at Our Father's Farm.
The Mercy House More than a building, the Mercy House is a respite for those with chronic or life threatening illnesses whether physical or emotional. Through various expressions of prayer and extravagant love we partner with our Healer to minister to their spiritual, emotional and physical needs. This cozy three bedroom home is offered at no expense.
Harvest Home was birthed in the summer of 1995 after God clearly directed Danny and Rhonda Calhoun to lay aside their occupations and give themselves to the poor and needy on a fulltime basis. They gathered volunteers to reach out to children, the homeless, widows, single mothers and families in crisis. As a result they developed, organized and led the following outreaches:
This outreach to children in low income neighborhoods began in 1995. This fun-filled "Sidewalk Sunday School" was designed to be both fun and life changing. The children were welcomed with open arms and taught biblical principles through bible stories, skits and other creative teaching methods.
Armed with clothing, blankets and hot meals a large group of volunteers reach out to the homeless in a place called Jurassic Park (now known as Jehovah's Park). Our goal is to share the love of Christ while building a friendship with these precious people.
Food and Clothing Ministry
In 1996, they started a food and clothing ministry, which helped provide groceries and clothing to people in need.
After seeing the great needs of single parent families, they organized Adopt-A-Family program, which provided emotional, spiritual and financial help to these often forgotten families.
Nursing Home Outreach
In 1997, a team of volunteers adopted forgotten senior citizens at a local nursing home.
Bakery Blessings was birthed to show local law enforcement officers that they were appreciated and not forgotten. Every week a very large basket of homemade goodies and handwritten cards were delivered to the local police station.
In 1998, Danny and Rhonda began teaching and speaking. In 2000, Rhonda wrote her first book, Blessed Are the Poor, which is about the many miracles they encountered as they worked among the poor. This book was soon followed by The Bride, which powerfully reveals the extravagant love that Jesus has for His church. In 2006, she published The Simon Peter trilogy, which paints a vivid picture of the three years of Jesus' ministry on earth. The Great I AM was published in 2007. This book is a record of a series of encounters Rhonda had with God over a period of three months. In 2008 she published her first children's books and she is currently working on another.
On October 17, 2007, the Lord provided the finances to purchase a 347 acre farm. The ministry now has 14 staff members and a number of volunteers. There are presently four ministry homes on the property. Literally hundreds of men, women and children have been helped through Encountering God healing sessions and through the practical demonstrations of the unconditional love of the Father.
For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat.
I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink.
I was a stranger and you invited Me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me.
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to visit me.
(Matthew 25: 35-36 NIV)