Sunday, December 21, 2014

Reaching out to the Hispanic Community

Living in Costa Rica, there are a lot of things that we have learned about how to
 self-sustain us in this Earth, and we through YHVH's hand
 have been able to show others the Truth that sustains forever. 
One of the biggest things that we have seen though is just how little outside information 
they get about what's happening around the world. They are being taught only by the pastors 
in the pulpits and the teachers in the classrooms(and at least where we live only up to 6th-8th grade), 
and everything else they either learn themselves, or it is either non-existent or of little value. 
There is hardly any other side to debate what they have been taught. There is a lack of information 
about many topics, whether it be Creation Science, eating 'Kosher', the end times, etc. 
However, we are finally beginning to see more information like this,
 and in fact our family has been able to help.

Matthew 5:14-16 
“You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city to be hidden on a mountain. 
15 “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, 
but on a lampstand, and it shines to all those in the house.
16 “Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your 
good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.

My dad started translating several years ago and has been helping different ministries get articles, 
videos, and teachings in Spanish. He has been able to share with others here in Costa Rica 
and throughout the Hispanic community through these, as well as in Facebook, 
which is actually the best way to get the word out to people here in these types
 of areas because almost everyone here has Facebook on their phones. 

One of the big things that YHVH has allowed me to do over the past several months 
is to write and translate articles for a website called The Creation Club
which is a site full of information about Creation Science, something of which is very 
much needed in this world were people are taught that we came from a primordial soup 
14+ Billion years ago and that we came from monkeys. People here do not have the information
 to defend against it, because frankly there is so very little done about it. That is why we need
 to help these ministries that do have this information be able to reach people that don't. 
Is it easy? No, definitely not. With the farm work that has to be done(plus cooking, my #3 occupation), 
it limits the time that there is for me to help. But with YHVH's help I want to be able to do more.
 There is a need, and there is a way to fill it, we need help. I personally have some ideas 
that I believe will help be able to reach out. A couple of them are:

1. Outreach through social media outlets like Facebook. Things like short written teachings 
and images are really good, easy ways to be able to share with them.

2. DVD and audio teachings. A lot of people here have TV's and DVD/CD players, 
as well as you can put audio teachings on their phones. They learn a lot more(and I do to)
 when they can actually see and/or hear what is being taught. Which brings me to the third idea...

3. Podcasts and Youtube! For those that have computers this would be a great way to share. 
Many ministries have great videos, and some are translated into Spanish, but very few are
 made specifically for the Hispanic people. Many of the videos are American or English-based, 
but there are very few that give the Hispanic/Latino mindset. There is a lot of great information
 out there that can be shared, but it needs to be in a way that they can understand.

Now, obviously there are things that would be needed to be able to do these things. 
Materials like DVD's/CD's disks, printer ink, etc. would be needed. And to do a podcast 
that is longer than an hour or a video that is more than 15 minutes could take some
 additional resources, like a hosting website for example. There is a lot that can be done, but it takes time and finances.

Acts 13:47 
 “For so the Master has commanded us, ‘I have set you to be a light to the gentiles(nations), 
that you should be for deliverance to the ends of the earth.”

But most of all, prayers will be needed. This would take a lot of commitment to do. 
We know that with Messiah all things are possible, but we know we have to do our part to 
bring the Word of Truth out to the Hispanic/Latino community. So please pray for our servant family, 
that we can continue to shine our light, and that we can bring this information 
that is so important to these people that so desperately need it. 

Until next time...

Christian Montañez Dodd
Servant and Emissary of Messiah Yahshua, Child of YHVH

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Got Sheep!

Got Sheep! 

We have been blessed with a farm life that shows the increase of the blessings of YHWH. Sheep are definitely one of them. We first bought two adult sheep. Then we bought two more and added another pair this year to have different bloodlines.
As they were multiplying we were able to leave 3 males to be butchered the first year. The second year we were blessed double with 3 multiple births, one of them triplets. We also sold 2 and have 3 more ordered. YHWH is good. As we learn that the increase and blessing of YHWH also comes from the flock and herds if we keep His commands much knowledge has been added. Sheep are dependant on a routine. Feeding and pasture time have to be scheduled as we have predators in the area . Our breeds are hair/meat breeds; Barbados Black Belly and Katahdin. These breeds are very low maintenance and cross breed very well. No shearing is needed giving more time to other needs. We supplement them with salt and minerals as they free roam the pastures with cattle and horses. They come in handy since they control a variety of weeds.We also learned a couple of techniques to preserve skin with and without hair.


Deuteronomy 30:9-14
9 “And יהוה your Elohim shall make you have excess in all the work of your hand, 
in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit
 of your ground for good. For יהוה turns back to rejoice over
 you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers,
10 if you obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard His commands 
and His laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back 
to יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.
11 “For this command which I am commanding you today, 
it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off.
12 “It is not in the heavens, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens for us, 
and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?ʼ
13 “Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, 
and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?ʼ
14 “For the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it. 

"Items sold today in the markets are full of commercial meat from animals fed a diet of GMO corn and soy products.  They are pumped full of growth hormones and chemical cocktail medicines and de-wormers. We are trying our best to raise healthy happy animals without the crowded and unhealthy conditions of commercial meat farming. From start to finish, the animals raised on our homestead are fed a healthy diet and given lots of room to live and play. We are directly involved in their lives all the way up to and including the processing of that animal. There is no question in our minds that this ensures a healthy product for our families to consume."
Meat Harvesting and Processing

100% Grass Fed and Finished Lamb is....
Higher in protein, than other meats.  Consuming just 4 oz. will get you over 51% of your protein daily value! 
Lower in fat and calories.  It's lean, thanks to a grass diet! 
Higher in Omega 3's(2-4 x's higher than grain fed and finished lamb!)  More Omega's in your diet make you less likely to suffer from heart problems, high blood pressure, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, or Alzheimer's. 
Higher in CLA, an omega 6 that researchers are finding helps strengthen bone mass, reduce body fat, balance blood sugars and maintain lean body mass.  Not to mention fight cancer and disease!  
Higher in Vitamin E, an immune boosting, age defying anti-oxidant... And More!

Until next time...

The Montañez Family
Servants and Emissaries of Yahshua, Children of YHVH