Agricultural Education Program
After fourteen years of civil war in Liberia, the shortage of food in the country cannot be overemphasized. Today, most of the land is lying dormant or it is under-utilized due to lack of capital and technical know-how. About 90% of Liberia's food is imported, and more than 80% of the population still has to depend on food aid. With no crops, seeds or tools, farmers are unable to grow or sell food and families are forced to wander searching for food.
On August 25, 2012, ULICAF entered into a partnership with Hope in the Harvest Missions International (HITHM) to develop an agricultural program for the Liberia International Christian College.
HITHM Mission (Purpose)
HITHM seeks to cultivate Christ’s hope in underdeveloped and impoverished areas of the world through agricultural and personal transformation. Building on borrowed talent, HITHM seeks to impact attitudes and practices that will promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, from a conviction that a changed life results from a Christ-changed heart.
Introducing Travis & Gina Sheets
Travis (“Trav”) and Gina Sheets will administer the LICC Agricultural Education Program. Both are born Hoosiers who have been married for 19 years. They have lived in Clinton County, IN for 19 years, and over the past decade they have built Purple Rock Farm. Purple Rock is a diversified farm operation that raises all natural pasture poultry, free range laying hens, pasture beef, rainbow trout and a variety of fruit and produce, all for retail sale. Travis and Gina have each run small businesses and served in elected positions.
Travis Sheets. Trav is a Vincennes University graduate who has a passion for all things living and breathing from plants to animals. He has a caretaker spirit with a lifetime of hands-on experience. For past 7 years, has been a missionary building churches around with World Mission Builders. When stateside (about half the year) Trav manages the Purple Rock Farm, serves as a Clinton County Councilman, raises exotic birds for retail sale, runs a landscaping company, and manages rental properties that he and Gina own.