Americans have been some of the most generous people in the world. I'm not talking about the government, I'm talking about the countless, self-sacrificing individuals who have given their time, talent, and treasure to help their fellow man. Innumerable benevolent societies and charitable organizations have been started and supported voluntarily. Countless multitudes have been helped. So what's the purpose of Sabbatical Ranch? What are we trying to accomplish? Is toxic mold really that big of a deal? Our vision is threefold:
- Spread awareness and understanding.
- Be a demonstration site.
- Be a place of refuge.
That's all well and good, but what does it mean? Let's explore each of these in a little more detail.
Spread awareness and understanding.
The Law of Moses warned about leprosy in a house 3500 years ago. Today it's called Sick Building Syndrome. It's estimated that over half of all buildings today are afflicted. The victims who live and work in these buildings suffer from myriad symptoms with unknown causes. You'd think that after 3500 years we'd have this figured out. Instead there is a widespread lack of awareness and understanding. The longer someone is regularly exposed to mold toxins, the more severe the damage becomes. It can harm pretty much any system in your body, most likely starting with any that are already weakened. When it disrupts the digestive system, or the immune system, or the brain, or any number of other things, it results in cascading, life-changing consequences. The obvious solution is to avoid mold toxins! But that's easier said than done when you're fighting an invisible enemy. And those who've had prolonged exposure continue to suffer even after getting away from it until their body heals.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”– Benjamin Franklin
Be a demonstration site.
We do a lot of research, design, and experimental implementation. We're a living laboratory where others can learn from our successes and failures. A lot of what's put out on the internet highlights carefully crafted moments that create misleading impressions. We're trying to provide raw coverage of what we try, what works, and what doesn't so others can learn along with us. We've already posted numerous projects we're working on and will continue to do so. We will also post updates as they are tested by time. It's a joy and a privilege to serve in this capacity and we pray it will eventually prove beneficial for many multitudes of people. If you have any questions about the ranch or suggested topics for us to cover, please let us know.
Be a place of refuge.
Some people who've had prolonged exposure to mold toxins have to walk away from everything because all their stuff has been saturated with toxins. They've become so sensitive that they can leave everything for a month or more and then react again as soon as they return. Or they take just one special item, but eventually discover it is causing reactions. The radical purging of everything you own while simultaneously trying to figure out where to go, what to do, and how to survive can seem overwhelming and insurmountable! We know because we've gone through it. Now we're working to become a place that can help others: A self-sufficient, working ranch that produces everything mold-free. As we develop successful systems and processes and word gets out, I expect we could easily outgrow our current location. There is a much larger tract of land adjoining us that may eventually be put up for sale. But right now we're starting from scratch and developing just as fast as we can. A while back we posted 7 Ways Most Anyone Can Help Support Us. It is just as relevant today, if not more so, than when it was posted. The need is urgent! Can we count on your support?
“If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.” (1 Timothy 6:8)
PHOTO CAPTION: Huachuca Mountains (west view from the ranch) after a winter storm on Monday night.