Thursday, May 16, 2013

Living Among Them Ministries in Mexico celebrates first Tilapia Harvest!

I got an e-mail from Lance, with Living Among Them Ministries the other day with news that they have completed their first harvest of Tilapia!  I'll paste in his narrative from their blog below along with photos.  Check out their blog to see some what this great ministry is all about!

Well it's about time that we were able to share this new post with you all! I say that because this tilapia project has been a year in the making. The first pics showing us cleaning out/painting the tank and placing the baby tilapias in the tank were taken back in April/May of 2012 and the pics showing us removing and eating the fish were taken just a few days ago on May 12, 2013.
Many thanks to Neshia Rudd and Bill Kirby for their faithful support of this project!!!! Their desire is to establish these tilapia projects in various parts of the world to help orphanages and other groups of people. May the Lord bless you two!!!!
I love this little word of wisdom from Bill Kirby, the founder of The Tilapia Project:
"Yes, it is about growing food for people in need, but it has to be about more than that. God is the reason we want to feed people. Give him the credit and the glory. 'If we only feed hungry people, they will still die someday without knowing that it was God who fed them.' (Todd Hinkey) Let them know that this project came from God for them."
Because pictures a worth a thousand words, I think that I will just start posting pics as I am sure that you will be able to follow the story line just fine.

The tank before cleaning

Cleaning out the tank

Lance working on the nursery tanks

Releasing baby Tilapia

The harvest net

Two "big fish"  :)

From the net to the bucket

Proud workers

Tilapia cooking

Lunch line