Why

USA

The Challenges

What We're Doing

Our Projects

In 

USA

The following projects are how we teach our eight ingredients to locals. Learn more about how you can get involved.

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(See our ongoing projects below to learn how to get involved.)

What We're Doing

Teaching Best Health Practices & Biblical Values

We use our eight ingredients to help impact the lives of rural farm families in Uganda, with hands-on training in their villages

F
Farming
Faithfulness to principles revealed in God’s word & observed in nature
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A
Attitude
Choice to live God's way, to be disciplined and to have a positive outlook
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R
Rest
Nightly and weekly for our bodies and also allowing the soil to rest
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M
Meals
Plant-based, whole foods diet using mostly what the family can  grow themselves
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S
Sanitation
In our bodies, with a focus on women, with our food and around our homes
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T
Temperance
Moderation in good things, abstaining from things that are harmful
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E
Enterprise
Providing opportunity, addressing gender, to pursue sustainability
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W
Water
Fresh, detoxifying & in abundance for grains, legumes, & for our bodies
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The Team

These are the people bringing the FARM STEW message to this area.

Bernard Taylor
Treasurer, Board Member
Cherri Olin
Board Member
Dawna Sawatzky
Board Member
Joy Kauffman
Founder and President
Kevin Sadler
Board Member
Patricia LaVanture
Board Member
Susan Cherne, J.D.
Board Member
With a Masters in Global Community Development, Bernard worked in Africa on many short-term assignments. He joined FARM STEW when he heard about the mission and realized it was exactly what he had dreamed of starting himself. A church elder and Stewardship Seminar leader, he works in finance.
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Bernard Taylor
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Bernard Taylor
Treasurer, Board Member
Cherri joined FARM STEW because of her love for God and His church. She believes in families, gardening and food preservation. A mother of two, she is a teaching assistant in a one-room school.
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Cherri Olin
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Cherri Olin
Board Member
Dawna is a graduate of Loma Linda University in California. She is a registered nurse with Master's degree in Public Health Education. Her professional career has included working as a hospital, college and public health educator. Most of her professional career has been in serving as a volunteer, often on behalf of her church locally and internationally. At home, she has served as her church health leader for 30 years organizing and teaching a variety of health seminars for adults and children.
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Dawna Sawatzky
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Dawna Sawatzky
Board Member
Joy is passionate about health, hunger and healing in the global body of Jesus Christ and the world. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from both Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Public Health and from Virginia Tech with a BS in International Nutrition. She is also a graduate of the National Soy Research Laboratory International Soy program, a certified CREATION Health Instructor and a Master Gardener through University of Illinois. She hopes to share FARM STEW's recipe for abundant life with the world's farmers and families.
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Joy Kauffman, MPH
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Joy Kauffman, MPH
Founder and President
Kevin grew up overseas and he learned early on the value of service and compassion. He serves as the Senior Accountant at Adventist Care Centers and is a graduate of Southern Adventist University. He and his wife Astrid live in Apopka, Florida.
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Kevin Sadler, MBA
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Kevin Sadler, MBA
Board Member
Since the early 80’s, Patricia LaVanture has worked extensively in health education, specializing in cooking schools and training. Many individuals, organizations, and physicians nationwide have benefited from her passion and expertise. After teaching for 9 years at Eden Valley Institute of Wellness in Loveland, Colorado, Patty joined Country Life Natural Foods in Michigan in 1992 where she currently serves as Health Education Director, facilitating a variety of community wellness programs near and far. She also works as OCI (Outpost Centers International) Field Vice-president for North America, an organization dedicated to helping global communities achieve a better quality of life through 120+ educational and health ministries worldwide. In addition, she serves as programming chair and director for ASI (Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries).
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Patricia LaVanture
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Patricia LaVanture
Board Member
Susan Cherne graduated from La Sierra University with a BBA Degree, Management Emphasis, Cum Laude and from the University of Oregon School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. She worked as General Counsel for a medical development company and has served on numerous school and church boards and finance committees. She loves working with youth, community service, cooking, family mission trips and sharing the love of Jesus. She joined FARM STEW because of its exciting mission and the belief that all people should have the opportunity to live an abundant and heathy life.
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Susan Cherne, J.D.
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Susan Cherne, J.D.
Board Member
FARMING
ATTITUDE
REST
MEALS
SANITATION
TEMPERANCE
ENTERPRISE
WATER