I am excited to introduce you to one of my best friends, Jami.
I have known Jami for about 5 years now. Jami is a fellow creative and dreamer. She is a singer/song writer (and she is really good might I add). Jami is the mother of four children, Owen, Oliver, Miles and Hannah. She is also the wife of one of Phillip's best friends and the love of her life, Camron. Seriously...they have been together for like 20+ years... since they were kids...
And she is Co-Founder (alongside her husband) and Executive Director of Restoration Farm.
One of the things that first attracted me to Jami was her sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and her walk with The Lord. It's contagious. As well as a bunch of superficial things like her amazing style, (not only her style for herself but for her kids, and her home), her creativity, her musical abilities, her spunk, her amazing gift of giving and serving, sense of humor etc.
Jami is one of my dearest friends and I am excited to share with you all a little about the ministry that God called her and her family too. She tells it way better then I could so here is a little from Jami herself:
"Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes."
This is how Restoration Farm was born. It all happened so quickly. We sold our house we loved, bought this farm, and within 2 months we already had apartment #1 full and within 5 months we had apartment #2 filled. A total of 12 people living and doing life together in a matter of a few months.
Our prayer is that this place would be a place of refuge, safety, love, encouragement and growth for the people we host. Our biggest prayer is that they leave here well-equipped to face the world and have learned to trust in God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength!
Our short-term goals right now are to turn our garage into another apartment and to build a swing set and playground area for all the children that live here. We know that God will come through. He is so faithful and his plans are always bigger and more beautiful than we could ever have imagined.
Camron and Jami Stotts
is a personal, intimate ministry that helps restore the lives of single women and their children who are needing a fresh new start after coming out of hard places or other ministries such as Teen Challenge or Mission Messiah.
The mission of Restoration Farm is to provide Christ-centered transitional housing to women and their children and restore hope by meeting their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs while equipping them for a self-sufficient future.
How Do We Do This?
- Affordable Housing
- Spiritual Mentoring
- Financial Counseling and Budgeting
- Restoration Farm Family Dinners
- Training in Boundaries, Nutrition, Parenting and Housekeeping
Some of Our Needs...
- Gently Used and New clothes for women and children
- Basic Toiletries/Cleaning Supplies for new tenants getting started
- Godly women who would want to meet with the women weekly as a mentor/accountability partner
- Financial supporters
- Volunteers to babysit for the women who have children so they can enjoy time alone once a month
- Service team to help build a swing set/play area for the children
- Committee to help with future fundraisers
- Prayer as we plan for the future
- Prayer as we consider who to ask to serve as a Restoration Farm Board Member
- Prayer as we continue to plan for Restoration Farms future
- Prayer for continual Godly wisdom in this ministry and those that serve along side us
Restoration Farm is a special ministry and a MUCH needed ministry here in our community. I have had the privilege of meeting every woman that has lived at Restoration Farm over the last two years. There is no doubt that this is a God ordained ministry and that His hand is in the works of our dear friends. When Jami told me some of their dreams. Some of their tangible dreams. I knew I wanted to be apart of seeing those dreams for the Farm come to fruition. They currently have 2 apartments on the farm with the hopes of another one and they have had the dream of a playground on their property.
With our growing Instagram Community and Social Media Community, I thought we could host an Insta-Sale on our @lilliesofthefield Insta-Store. So tomorrow night, Wednesday September 25 at 8:00pm cst, we will be hosting a sale benefitting Restoration Farm. 100% of the proceeds from this sale will go directly to the New Apartment Fund and Play Ground Fund for Restoration Farm.
Jami has cleaned out her closet and has some pretty amazing things to sell. I am so wishing I was her size, I would buy it all.
So if you don't already have an Instagram Account, now is the perfect time to sign up for one. Its simple and easy and a TON of fun.
If you do have one, set you alarm for 7:59pm, sign on and get ready to Purchase with Purpose.
If you are not interested in the clothing sale but you are interested in giving a monetary donation to Restoration Farm or if you are interested in serving within this ministry please contact me by email (jennaknight(at)gmail(dot)com) and I will get you in touch with Jami and her ministry Administrator Brooke.
Thank you for supporting our friends and their dream and Ministry. To God be all the Glory.
"The generous themselves will be blessed..."Proverbs 22:9
Be sure to check out and "like" their Facebook page HERE.