Feed My Sheep

My wife and I went camping last summer in the Green Mountains where we visited a fish hatchery just outside of Bennington, VT.  I’d never been to a hatchery before.  There were several ponds that cascaded down the side of a gentle slope and fish at various stages could be found corralled in these small reservoirs.  Birds are the biggest danger to the fish, so they’ve set up netting to prevent the long legged varieties from enjoying an all-they-could eat buffet.  The place was sort of peaceful and I thought what a good use for a small parcel of land.

I came across a YouTube video recently where a humanitarian project built a tilapia farm for an orphanage in Honduras.   In the video you can see some netting above the ponds . . . I’m curious what other lessons were learned to make this a successful enterprise.  The logistics aside, I thought the video conveyed a great spirit of selfless service and it’s heartening to see time spent in the logistics that benefit the underprivileged.  

Here is a short, yet great video about an 18-year old who has been involved in, among other things, a fish farm for orphans in Honduras. Check it out!

2 thoughts on “Feed My Sheep

  1. Logan

    Thanks Dan for pointing us to this inspiring clip! The image most people associate with the church is that of the clean-cut Mormon missionary companionship. Because their white shirts, suits and bike helmets make them so conspicuous, their work is a fairly familiar part of the public landscape. Less known to those unfamiliar with the Mormon church is our dedication to service. Although the church has many activities that demand the time and attention of its members, this work is paramount. Heber J. Grant the founder of the Mormon church’s welfare program expressed the level of this commitment when he said he established the program’s mission “reach out and take care of the people no matter what the cost.” He said he would even go so far as to “close the seminaries, shut down missionary work for a period of time, or even close the temples, but they would not let the people go hungry.” For more on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints and its legacy of service, please read this article.


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