Farm Stories

The Humble Life of Vincent Pescatore

Farm of the Child

by Colleen Smith (Feb. 18, 1996)

Leaving his job as a highly paid corporate auditor, he set out to build houses for the poor. On a recent mission trip, at age 35, he was killed. When Vincent Pescatore’s plane crashed Jan. 3 in Honduras, he left behind not only his wife, Zulena, five children ages 7 to seven months, relatives, friends, and associates. Those mourning the 35 year-old Pescatore also include scores of Latin American men, women, and children who found a home, education, and health care at Pescatore’s Farm of the Child. Read more →

Like Eucharist, I was broken

Farm of the Child

Like Eucharist, I was broken. Broken bodies. Broken Spanish. Broken hearts.

By Erin Ramsey, a Farm of the Child Missionary

A few weeks ago, Father John asked me to share a part of my story with you. It is a story of adventure, of brokenness, of learning to be Christ for others, of learning to put love into action. I am learning, too, that my story is just beginning. Read more →

The Finca is my family

Farm of the Child

The Finca is my family

By Joel Álvarez Menocal, a child of the Finca

Here I am, pen in hand
with paper anxiously waiting
for the quill’s fine point
to scratch across its skin.

Once again, it asks,
“What will you say to me today?
What will you tell me?”
The pen takes life in my hand
and I begin to write… Read more →