Our Story: Modeling Community in the Lakelands
our farm's story matters
On May 29, 2020 - Tammie Price found her friend of 35 years, Dianne Fleming, unresponsive. Dianne had left a "Do Not Resuscitate" note... GOD revived Dianne that day. However, on Nov. 11, 2020, we lost Dianne to suicide from starvation. Tammie wondered how God could ever use Dianne’s story for "good?"
Since Dianne’s death, we have seen that this was not an isolated incident; so many families have lost loved ones to suicide, especially during the covid pandemic.
Because of Dianne's story and many tragic stories like hers, we were led to create a healing farm called Our Farm, an extension of A Place for Us Ministries. This farm will help men, women, teens, and children with similar issues (including veterans, children with special needs, and those grieving the loss of a loved one) throughout Abbeville County, the Lakelands Community and beyond.
Closing on Our Farm
APFUMI closed on Our Farm on Jan. 19, 2023. Pictured to the left are Tammie Price and the owners, Gwen and Tommy Cartledge, which have worked with us in every way to make this possible! We can’t thank them enough. Along with them we are so thankful for ALL those who gave and to the anonymous donor that gave the largest gift in the history of APFU ministry. The 59.7 acre farm will be put into APFU's name on the 19th… the Cartledge’s will be financing a small balance on the land along with the farming equipment. We will continue raising funds to pay that balance off along with infrastructure needs. Our hope is to start the RENEW CAMPS to be held at “OUR FARM” by late spring/early summer. We will need God to move mountains in order to do so, but we believe with your help and many others … He will do just that!
Abby raises $1,000 for Farm
Abby Grace made a Facebook video requesting help to raise funds for Our Farm. She created a Facebook fundraiser, too. Many people donated over the course of the month, and Abby Grace reached her goal in just a few weeks! Thank you all that liked, shared and donated. This mission is very near and dear to our hearts. Abby's grandmother, Gail, who she is named after, battled deep depression for many years until her battle ended when she met Jesus! Abby Grace was honored for raising $1,000 towards "Our Farm" with a gift certificate to The Alcoves.
Through generous donations enough funds were raised to purchase "Our Farm" with just a small loan to finish off the purchase of the land and to acquire some of the farm equipment needed. Thank you to all who gave towards making "Our Farm" a reality!
Abby Grace and Tammie Price, Founder and President of A Place for Us Ministries