Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. I John 4:7-8
We were inspired to name our little farm The Beloved Community Farm after learning about Martin Luther King’s vision for cultivating the Beloved Community, where all people, no matter the race or background can come together in harmony and equality through the power of God’s unconditional love. Over the years, we have welcomed people of all races and denominations to live with us in our home, where we practice community living. We have been doing this for almost 8 years now. This experience has been such a blessing to our family and now we seek to grow this ministry even more.
We are a small urban farm located in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Currently we raise French, English and German angora rabbits for fiber (Beloved Bunnies!). These rabbits are raised for their beautiful and soft wool and once sheared, their wool is sold to those in the fiber arts community for making yarn, felting, weaving, etc. We also do not sell our rabbits for meat. Anika (the founder) makes yarn, knits and crochets. Our plan is to grow the farm to allow others from the local community raise their crops and livestock on a shared piece of property located in the suburbs of Washington, DC.
This blog chronicles the growth of our ministry and efforts to bring racial, social and cultural healing within the body of Christ and within the overall human community through creating a gardening and farming community. When Jesus walked this earth he was a friend to everyone, showing no favoritism to anyone, no matter what they believed. This is how we seek to live, even as we respectfully share our faith with those who are willing to listen. We will also share ways we try to live a more organic and sustainable life. We will share ways we use essential oils and other plants for our health and well being, as well. Our home and eventually our farm is a place where all are welcome and no matter your background or belief, can hopefully experience the unconditional love of God.