Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
– Genesis 1:29
The Pfamily teaches sustainable living through permaculture with their non-profit, Harvest107. Harvest107 was founded by the Pfaff’s oldest child, Gracie in 2013. ONE.org (founded by Bono of U2) named the teenager a “ONEder Woman” for being a “global change-maker” in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The Pfamily utilizes this platform to share about creation care, God’s perfect provision, and how He works in our lives to help us grow in our walk with Him.
MENTORSHIP & EDUCATION
Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
– Proverbs 27:17
Gary and Rhiana mentor to a group of young people in their community. Young men seeking business advice and organizational training are learning from Gary, as well as developing their walk with the Lord. Women seek Rhiana’s assistance with parenting, nutrition, etc. These relationships have grown into extended Pfamily and, whether it is helping a young man make it through college or repairing a broken home, it is all centered around the love of Jesus Christ.
Our education initiative began with our Haitian friend, Mario – he and some friends had been talking with the street kids about the importance of school, hard work and opportunity. He told us of his dream to help these kids learn from his past mistakes. We all recognize that education is a basic human right, which is not afforded to many of Haiti’s children (education here is not free) and prevents them from having opportunities in life. We believe in supporting their education so that these kids can have a chance to fulfill their dreams.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
– James 1:27
Much of the Pfamily’s time in Haiti is spent working with children and orphans. Relationships developed with local orphanages have presented opportunities to minister to the children, staff, and adoptive families. Gary and Rhiana offer consulting services and creative ideas to local orphanages to raise the standard of orphan care in Haiti. They strongly advocate for improving the living conditions of facilities and their overall operations.