In 2005 the Tipton family moved from Memphis, Tennessee to Kenya. Their mission and ministry was to share the abundance of Christ by teaching farmers how to make the most of their land and their skills. Having grown up in a farming family, Horace was able to address the issues that confront Kenyan farmers.
70% of Kenya’s population is in the agriculture business, the majority of those individuals are small-scale farmers who are land rich (owning 1-5 acres), but are cash poor (average income: $350 annually). After decades of over-use the land will support only 10 months of a family’s food consumption. Additionally, farmers cannot supplement the loss of food during drought, political unrest, or plant diseases and pests. Planting Faith makes a difference. They provide a farming group framework which mitigate losses, increase buying power, and demonstrate inexpensive but efficacious farming techniques.
Planting Faith believes the Church's mission is to bring people into the Kingdom of God, not only by making them disciples by preaching salvation, but also by healing the brokenhearted, proclaiming liberty to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, freeing those who are oppressed, and proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4, Jesus quoting Isaiah).
KOM has invited Planting Faith to encourage our youth to learn the value of relationship with people from all over the world - people who are engaged in the mission and ministry of bringing in the kingdom.
Financial assistance for Planting Faith can be offered through the website: plantingfaith.org