We are in North Fort Myers, Florida undertaking a Missionary in Residence program offered by ECHO Global Farm. ECHO exists to develop and demonstrate sustainable, low cost ways of agricultural production for small scale farmers in developing countries.
We are here studying, learning, researching, and trialing different ways to adapt gardening concepts for those with physical disabilities. The biggest question we get when we share this with people is… Why?
Well, we are in the midst of transitioning our ministry to focus on those with special needs. In 2024 our family will be moving to Guatemala to partner with a ministry that fosters 60 children with special needs and assists an additional 200 families with members with special needs. Tom’s background in rehabilitation engineering will be put to good use in adjusting wheelchairs, as well as designing and developing equipment to help families care for their members.