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OUR STORY

Love - Faith - Family -Destiny  

Over twenty years ago, we set out to show the people the love of God, open their spiritual eyes and empower people and families to be everything God created them to be. God's plans and purposes are not to be kept a secret, nor will the church be a "members only" club, but, a place where those far from church that are lost, hurting, and needing direction can come and experience an atmosphere filled with God, and are welcomed, uplifted as we teach God's uncompromising Word.

Our purpose for this ministry, Abundant Harvest Lift, is to be a place where the supernatural presence of God is magnified and for the people to experience true deliverance and freedom in Christ. We exist to see people and families LIFTED UP by breaking generational curses, strongholds, and traits that cause self-destruction in people's lives and homes through the love and power of God!

LIFT's purpose is to prepare people from every walk of life, nation, tribe, people and language to stand before the throne and declare the goodness of God, as we are Living In Faith Together. 

Drs. Anthony and Micheline McFarland 

Take Back the Family Movement

Today we find minority communities still plagued by the same challenges in 2014, where the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in collaboration with Ebony Magazine, released the result of a survey that explored the challenges and successes of African American families living in the United States. The survey provides a comprehensive perspective of black families, documenting viewpoints on a wide range of social, family, and economic issues, drawing from a national sample of 1,005 African-American respondents to identify the leading issues confronting Black families.

Key findings of the poll included:

  • Despite spite a strong recognition that the nation is making progress in some important areas like providing access to health care and improving public education, a large segment of the black population believes racism is very much alive and directly impacts their lives. Fourteen percent of respondents said they face discrimination “very often,” while 44 percent said they “sometimes” face discrimination. In addition, respondents also cited finding affordable housing and keeping their children safe as chief concerns. 

  • 74% believe local government isn’t doing enough to support Black young men and boys. 

  • Almost two-thirds say they are better off financially than they were five years ago, but 82 percentare concerned that Whites still make more than Blacks for doing the same jobs. 

  • 52% see the media portrayal of African Americans as generally negative. 

  • Almost 1/3 believe that their children are not getting a quality education. 

  • 44% said they knew someone who had committed suicide or got killed. 

  • 74% say efforts to reduce crime and violence in their neighborhood is losing ground or staying thesame. 30% said “improving the creating more jobs/good paying jobs” is a top issue of concern. 

  • As of June of 2020, 4.9 million people over the prior 11 weeks lost their jobs. That’s 25% of theentire California workforce.

National unemployment rate by race:

White – 4.7%

Black – 6.6%

Hispanic/Latino – 4.60%

Asain - 2.8%

 

African–Americans represent approximately 13.4 percent of the United States population yet statistics reveal that they are marginalized, oppressed, and denied the resources and tools to change their family’s disposition and destiny.

 

Woe to those who make unjust laws/to those who issue oppressive decrees/to deprive the poor of their rights/and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people (Isaiah 10:1-2 NIV)

Our Mission

  • To lift up and build up marginalized families in our community who are in need of help and resources to thrive in life.

  • To help change the narrative within the black family structure.

  • To advocate for a society that is fair, equitable and just, until equality and equity are achieved when we no longer see disparities based on race.

  • To restore and change the narrative of Black families based on Godly principles.

Where are we today?

 

For the past 20 years, we have been helping families of all nationalities throughout the community by inspiring: teaching, counseling, engaging, and advocating for the holistic (spiritual, mental, and physical) growth and improvement of individuals and families.

African–Americans represent approximately 13.4 percent of the United States population yet statistics reveal that they are marginalized, oppressed, and denied the resources and tools to change their family’s disposition and destiny.

Movement Strategy

  • Community Engagement – Create platforms for community learning and dialogue that explore the broad spectrum of perspectives, definitions and expectations of the inner city family.

  • Local and National Philanthropic Partnerships – partner with local and national philanthropic institutions to make investments in programming that promotes healthy family interaction. We provide year round Student scholarships for high school students to thos enetering in graduate programs through the Boland Family Scholarship. 

  • Research and Policy – Advocate for and promote public policy that positively impacts Black families.

  • Thought Leadership – Lead approaches that seek to change deeply held opinions of civic leaders and policymakers about the value and efficacy of Black families.

Where are we today?

 

For the past 23 years, we have been helping families of ALL nationalities throughout the community by inspiring: teaching, counseling, engaging, and advocating for the holistic (spiritual, mental, and physical) growth and improvement of individuals and families.

 

We are reminded that families around the world – including Black, Caucasian, Latino and Asian families are all important to God and His creation from the beginning of time.  Family is the basic element of God’s covenant with man--His divine plan since the creation of Adam and Eve.

 

We therefore salute and support the betterment and ALL family units everywhere and honor God’s plan that family is the basic component of life and the fulfillment of His order for mankind.

Developing Elite Leaders of Tomorrow Program

This program is designed to empower black and brown kids (Age Groups: 10 to 14 & 15 to 19yrs)  to become socially responsible, economically powerful and leaders of tomorrow making a difference as men, leaders, professional, spouses and fathers in our community.  

Under this mentorship of professional, spiritual and educated men, students will engage in powerful dialogue while learning who they are, their purpose, life skills, and develop their personal leadership skills to participating in community service initiatives.

 

The program culminates with awards for participants along with honoring local leaders who spend their time making a difference in our communities and the world at large from business owners, entrepreneurs, scientist, law enforcement, doctors, lawyers, entertainers, to community advocates.

 

Matching Grants up to $5,000 and Sponsorship are Welcomed! 

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