Cultivadores del Reino is a Honduran Civil Association dedicated to spreading the gospel and serving producers in the Siguatepeque region. Established in 2004 by members of Iglesia Ebenezer, Cultivadores mission was to educate and support growers and their communities in rural Siguatepeque, focusing on enhancing coffee quality and yields to boost farmers’ income.
We first encountered Cultivadores in 2019 and discovered an exceptional partner in them. Our collaboration entailed assisting them in training and discipleship, while they helped us forge relationships in the numerous communities they were involved in. Our Women in Ag discipleship program would not have been as successful if it was not for the faithful partnership of Cultivadores.
Since then, our partnership has grown even stronger, resulting in a new initiative that will considerably fortify the farmers’ position in the market and introduce much-needed innovation to their operations.
In 1918, a small group of 10 couples and 9 individuals with a vision for a life of faith and farming came together and organized a small church. Their commitment to gather around God’s word laid the foundation for a legacy of faith that extended far beyond the boundaries of their little sanctuary. The seeds planted by this small group of visionaries later helped launch other churches in Ripon, Escalon, and Modesto. Furthermore, First Reformed Church has been instrumental in establishing a Christian School, a home for the elderly, and has supported countless Gospel ministries around the world. In short, the story and legacy of First Reformed Church embodies the vision of 99 Farmers.
Now, a thriving church of over 850 members, First Church continues to live out its deep commitment to building communities of people who love Jesus and serve other joyfully. We are incredibly grateful for their commitment to the community of La Cayetana and our church planting efforts there.