Harvest Home was birthed in the summer of 1995 after God clearly directed Danny and Rhonda Calhoun to lay aside their occupations and give themselves to the poor and needy on a fulltime basis. They gathered volunteers to reach out to children, the homeless, widows, single mothers and families in crisis.
As a result they developed, organized and led the following outreaches:
This outreach to children in low income neighborhoods began in 1995. This fun-filled “Sidewalk Sunday School” was designed to be both fun and life changing. The children were welcomed with open arms and taught biblical principles through bible stories, skits and other creative teaching methods.
Armed with clothing, blankets and hot meals a large group of volunteers reach out to the homeless in a place called Jurassic Park (now known as Jehovah’s Park). Our goal is to share the love of Christ while building a friendship with these precious people.
Food and Clothing Ministry
In 1996, they started a food and clothing ministry, which helped provide groceries and clothing to people in need.
After seeing the great needs of single parent families, they organized Adopt-A-Family program, which provided emotional, spiritual and financial help to these often forgotten families.
Nursing Home Outreach
In 1997, a team of volunteers adopted forgotten senior citizens at a local nursing home.
Bakery Blessings was birthed to show local law enforcement officers that they were appreciated and not forgotten. Every week a very large basket of homemade goodies and handwritten cards were delivered to the local police station.
In 1998, Danny and Rhonda began teaching and speaking. In 2000, Rhonda wrote her first book, Blessed Are the Poor, which is about the many miracles they encountered as they worked among the poor. This book was soon followed by The Bride, which powerfully reveals the extravagant love that Jesus has for His church. In 2006, she published The Simon Peter trilogy, which paints a vivid picture of the three years of Jesus’ ministry on earth. The Great I AM was published in 2007. This book is a record of a series of encounters Rhonda had with God over a period of three months. In 2008 she wrote three children’s books: Beautiful, Valiant and The Land Where Dreams Come True. Dark but Lovely came next followed by The Invitation published in 2012.
On October 17, 2007, the Lord provided the finances to purchase a 347-acre farm. As of 2013, the ministry has 20 full-time staff and a number of interns and volunteers. There are presently eight ministry homes on the property.
Several hundred men, women and children have been healed through Encountering God sessions and through the practical demonstrations of the Father’s unconditional love.