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Harvest Chapel Mission (HCM) is a 501c-3 non-profit founded in 2004. Our mission is to bring glory to God and assistance to those in need, with sustaining technology. We have developed multi-purpose, diesel-electric-hydraulic farm equipment, the Empower-train and Power Cart, to help small farmers around the world help themselves out of poverty. This equipment has a 10 hp diesel engine, charges batteries, grinds grain, threshes grain, processes cassava, pumps water, and transports up to 2000 lbs. (Add on equipment under development - vegetable oil press, garden tiller, concrete mixer, hole punch, and angle shear) Farmers can utilize the features of these machines that suit their particular needs most. One farmer may want to irrigate in the morning, transport their kids to school, and bring produce to market in the afternoon. Another farmer, without much land, may want to perform contract irrigation, grain grinding, and oil processing while also charging batteries to light homes. The equipment is air transportable as checked baggage. Each piece of equipment can be shared by a small village to produce value added farm products and increase income levels.
HCM has also developed a low cost, modular, steel truss building system suitable for construction of earthquake/hurricane resistant agricultural buildings, housing, churches, light weight bridging, wind/water towers, and other structures needed in a community. Our eventual goal is to help set up manufacture of these structures and farm equipment in country.
Past projects include sending seeds and drip irrigation tape to a pastor in Uganda to help support local farmers, sending a local high school student to volunteer with Christian Appalachian Project, sponsoring a Hugs Not Drugs work book and T-shirt program with local youth, and raising funds to support the American Cancer Society and a local child with cancer.
With your help and contributions, we hope to continue our support of projects within our community and the support of missions around the world.
In Faith with Hope,
Florence and Mark Fisher
'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
( Matthew 25:35-40)