Why

USA

Team USA is made up of volunteers who serve in various capacities to "share the recipe of FARM STEW."

The Challenges

The USA is not just the home of the free and brave, it's the land of the obese, diabetic, chronically inflamed, pill-popping sick.

  • Over 1/3 of our children are obese and 1/2 of adults
  • More than 1 in 4 adults have NO ONE to confide in
  • Many people opt out of church attendance and gravitate toward addictive behaviors

What We're Doing

Just as in Africa, we seek to equip families and communities to live an abundant life, not as the world defines it, but as Jesus did:

  • We encourage meaningful connections through FARM STEW Crews
  • We equip people to learn to garden 
  • We promote a plant-based diet
  • We celebrate the rewards of giving because Giving Gives Back!
Our Projects

In 

USA

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

Check back soon for a new initiative.
(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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USA

The Team

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

Doug Schoch
Volunteer Africa Financial and HR Advisor
JoDee Fairbanks
Farm Hand in Michigan and New York
Sylvia Middaugh, MS, RDN
Farm Hand Coordinator for Indiana
Tamara Schoch
Volunteer Africa Publishing Director and Advisor
Doug has a passion to serve God wherever he goes. He desires to help people see the care and compassion God has for all his creation. He is married to Tamara Schoch and has one son, Joshua. He is excited about the practical ways FARM STEW is helping people with their needs physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. FARM STEW is putting the Three Angels messages into practical use. He believes this will hasten the Lord’s coming. He hopes to share FARM STEW’s recipe for abundant life in Uganda, Zimbabwe and beyond.
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Doug Schoch
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Doug Schoch
Volunteer Africa Financial and HR Advisor
JoDee is full of energy and she is driven to harness it for good. She loves Jesus and those whom Jesus loves, which drives her passion for the poor. While serving with FARM STEW as an Andrews Univerity Intern in 2017, she committed herself to share the recipe of abundant life!
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JoDee Fairbanks
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JoDee Fairbanks
Farm Hand in Michigan and New York
Sylvia loves God and people. With roots in Africa, she is a wife, mother of two young adults and a registered dietitian nutritionist. Her passion is helping others have a better life. FARM STEW's recipe for abundant life lines up perfectly with this desire. Sylvia wants to mobilize others to share the recipe for abundant life.
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Sylvia Middaugh, MS, RDN
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Sylvia Middaugh, MS, RDN
Farm Hand Coordinator for Indiana
Tamara just wants to glorify God in all that she does and to help people to know God’s love and to fall in love with Him. She has been involved with health evangelism and training starting in 2003 in the US, and transitioning to Africa in 2010. Now working with translators, publishing, photography and video, she is hopeful to use her experience and skills to advance the principles and success of FARM STEW.
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Tamara Schoch
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Tamara Schoch
Volunteer Africa Publishing Director and Advisor
FARMING
ATTITUDE
REST
MEALS
SANITATION
TEMPERANCE
ENTERPRISE
WATER