Restoration Farm

Restoration Farm

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Lucy was practicing yoga this morning. Her Upward Goat pose is better than mine.
I love it when the morning dew outlines the work of our eight-legged architects at the farm.
Someone by the name of Jeff with your organization registered for an enneagram class in Richmond. I need to get in contact with that person as I cannot get through using the email he gave. Please have him contact the NACR by email. [email protected].
Thank you.
Fire dog Coal on call.
Week 2 - A good burning is what every frigid resident needs...
Farm life
My first ride in a truck!
Blessings!!! Can't wait to see those tee ball bats in use!! ⚾💙

A place to learn the unforced rhythms of grace. He Restores Us
There are broken and cracked places in all of us. Sometimes, the pressures of our life and ministry push past the walls we have erected and the methods we use to hide or cope.

This pressure, if left unaddressed, can undo us. But if we address the issues, it can be the sovereign opportunity given us to effectively deal with the root issues that made us vulnerable to wounds and cracks in the first place. This takes time, care, and intention. But the results can be deep and transformative. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you h

Operating as usual

05/13/2022

It’s Pavilion Time!

People are arriving, meals are planned out and I hear drilling. The time has finally come to build the pavilion. Please pray for wisdom with 4 days of rain predicted!😯

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 05/12/2022

Little by little the materials are being assembled for the pavilion build. We are thankful for volunteers, donations and discounts that have helped provide these resources. This generosity is already having an impact on the guests of Restoration Farm. If you want to help cover the remaining costs, simply click on the donate button above.

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 04/27/2022

Pavilion Update: Many of you have been praying for and giving towards the build of a 4 season pavilion on the Farm. Each step has taken much longer than we thought but we are at the point of erecting the structure of the pavilion! YAY!

A volunteer work party is coming from Pennsylvania the second week of May to raise the beams and build the walls for the kitchen and bathrooms. We can't believe it is finally happening.

Please be praying for wisdom on the building process, safety for the work crew, and resources to finish this project. The concrete pad has already been quite a blessing to guests seeking to enjoy grilled chicken at picnic tables or a morning coffee with a view from Adirondack chairs. Thank you for helping us provide a suitable place for quiet rest for those serving in difficult places around the world.

04/26/2022

Sometimes part of the ministry Restoration Farm is taking care of practical needs of our field workers and their kids. I love that she trusted me with cutting her hair. ☺️

04/13/2022

Roasting marshmallows for s’mores over a bonfire. Yum! Simple pleasures that many kids growing up in other countries don’t usually get to experience.

Restoration Farm updated their address. 04/11/2022

Restoration Farm updated their address.

Restoration Farm updated their address.

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 03/22/2022

We love how everyone lends their skills and talents to help Restoration Farm. A kind guest said, I noticed how noisy your stairs are. I'm a carpenter and I specialize in fixing creaky stairs. Voila! A silent staircase.

03/21/2022

Jeff: “Ed can you just hold onto Lucy for a moment while I untangle her rope?”

And: “Sure. I’d be happy to help.”

🤣 sometimes I think we are like Lucy-Stubborn and determined to pull and get our own way even if it knocks down those who are trying to help us. Anyone relate?

03/12/2022

Our predictable March snow. I love it!!

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 03/08/2022

One of our guests was talking about the challenges of being in a winter season in life. How everything seems to be dying. Wishing for all the hard times to be over. Looking for the new and exciting blossoms that come in spring. I shared with her about our camellias. There have been buds on this bush for over 2 months during the coldest, harshest winter days. These flowers just won't be hurried. Through all the snow and ice and heavy rains, these little pink buds held on waiting for the plant to get strong and healthy. Waiting for the right time to blossom into grand fluffy flowers. Winter has its purpose and the blossoms are there - just waiting for the right time.

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 02/19/2022

Right in the middle of our intense season a couple months ago, a team of volunteers from Virginia Beach came for the day to do lots of needed tasks around the Farm. What a blessing they were!

01/09/2022

Last week I finally was able to get out to this one bed in the garden and dig up all of the potatoes. I found this very interesting duck in the dirt. I think he’s smiling at me.

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 01/08/2022

So thankful for piles and piles of firewood and this woodstove to help keep us warm. Guests arriving today and we want them to be comfortable. 

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 12/31/2021

This warmer weather lately gives us a chance to use the beautiful picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and benches our friends made this fall. Next step is ordering the lumber for the pavilion,

11/07/2021

The many volunteers staying on our farm right now are so busy helping others every day that it is wearing them out. We’re so thankful for walking trails and broad open fields that invite the soul to rest. We all need to take time each day and just sit together and take in the moment.

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 11/01/2021

Can you believe we are still getting vegetables out of our garden? So thankful for helpful hands took pick, weed, and even cook this bounty.

10/30/2021

Workmanship: this hefty artisanal furniture was handmade for Restoration Farm by someone using their creative skills to bless others. (“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬)

10/14/2021

Sometimes we can’t see beyond the thing right in front of us so we hesitate or even dig our feet in. But the Lord who sees through the fog says: “I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble.” Proverbs‬ ‭4:11-12‬ ‭

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 10/10/2021

Living in community is part of God’s design. We are so thankful for all the spaces being used all over the farm. Living, working, eating, worshiping together as the many volunteers come and go, lending what they have to offer that others may find hope. Thank you to so many who have donated, cooked, loaned vehicles, and campers, served, done airport runs, etc. to help us in this. 

10/05/2021

Our fabulous Z-turn mower threw a rod and our grass shot up 2 feet. And with Jeff busy overseeing some local projects for people in crisis, the landscaping needs have gotten out of hand. But this amazing family came to the rescue and loved on our farm to make it beautiful again. Thank you Ranck family for your generous servant hearts.

09/25/2021

Sometimes we squeeze onto the porch for a meal with guests. Eating together is an important part of our community time. I can’t wait till the pavilion structure is built so we can have shaded space for lots of outdoor dinners!

09/21/2021

I want to be like the sunflower reaching beyond my circumstance to turn my face to the giver of life.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are RADIANT;
their faces are never covered with shame.

This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalm 34: 4-6

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 09/13/2021

What a joy when others lend their skills and their time to come along side us on the farm. Little things make such a big difference. Electrical lines have been laid for the pavilion and the porch steps have a new coat of paint. Yay!

08/21/2021

Restoration Farm is poised and ready to help those involved in the crisis in Afghanistan. May God grant them rest and refreshment and the trauma debriefing that they need whether it is here or someplace else.

08/19/2021

It’s been a great summer for this garden and it’s not over yet. I’m still learning so much but thankful for the many hands that have helped build a bountiful garden for Restoration Farm.

07/28/2021

This crew pouring that concrete for the pavilion really knows what they’re doing! Once it gets fully cured then we can see about building the structure. Pray for us as we arrange to purchase the lumber considering timber prices have skyrocketed since we first began this project. We want to make really wise choices and be good stewards of the donations and gifts that have been given towards this splendid outdoor pavilion.

07/12/2021

Big happenings on the farm today! The contractor is finally ready to pour the concrete for the pavilion. Very exciting.

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 07/10/2021

OK… Maybe I planted a few too many pumpkin seeds… 🥴

07/05/2021

Some people really focus on the ‘rest’ in Restoration Farm. 😍 Such an important part of preventing burnout and enhancing effectiveness.

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 06/29/2021

I was picking veggies in the cool of the evening yesterday. The bed of potatoes looks amazing-let’s hope it renders a good harvest. This is the best kale & lettuce crop We’ve ever had.

06/20/2021

I think this little guesthouse is full. Or maybe somebody just has a shoe fetish. ☺️

06/11/2021

Fresh kale & lettuce from the garden for tonight’s dinner. And a great young man helping!

Photos from Restoration Farm's post 06/04/2021

It's blueberry time! Such delicious sweet berries covering our bushes, enjoyed by many!

05/28/2021

One of the great things about having guests who live all over the world or even come from other countries is having them cook ethnic dishes. We recently enjoyed some North African couscous with all the trimmings including mint tea.

05/24/2021

For years we have been needing a tractor around the farm, especially with all of the storms and tree damage. Recently the Lord blessed us with a huge donation so that we could purchase a quality piece of equipment. Jeff has been using it almost every day to move felled logs and piles of dirt for the garden and knock down dead trees and so much more. We are incredibly grateful for this huge gift and see how it has already made a big difference in the ease and quality of work we can do on the farm

He Restores Us

There are broken and cracked places in all of us. Sometimes, the pressures of our life and ministry push past the walls we have erected and the methods we use to hide or cope. This pressure, if left unaddressed, can undo us. But if we address the issues, it can be the sovereign opportunity given us to effectively deal with the root issues that made us vulnerable to wounds and cracks in the first place. This takes time, care, and intention. But the results can be deep and transformative.

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10

Restoration Farm is a registered 501(c)(3) located on a small working farm on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia and is dedicated to serve those called to the task of sharing Jesus’ love with some of the most unreached people groups in the world. Through a biblical and holistic approach, the Lord uses Restoration Farm to help restore struggling, wounded and weary servants of Christ to spiritual health and effectiveness.

We are fully faith supported and welcome donations of money, materials, and time. Contact us if you would like to know more.

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It’s Pavilion Time!
Leveling new pavilion site.
Outgrowing the nest.
Sometimes we just enjoy the expance of the land. 😎
VBCC 2019 group photo shoot

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2815 W Courthouse Rd
Crewe, VA
23930

General information

Restoration Farm is a registered 501(c)(3) located on a small working farm on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia and is dedicated to serve those called to the task of sharing Jesus’ love with others. Through a biblical and holistic approach, the Lord uses Restoration Farm to help restore struggling, wounded and weary servants of Christ to spiritual health and ministry fruitfulness, so they can return to the field for continued fruitfulness.

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