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Farming with a Bigger Purpose

An Interview with JK Shea, Chairman of Shea Family Healthcare

In this webisode of Drive By Conversations, we meet John “JK” Shea. JK is a Masters Program grad, part of the National Christian Foundation family, and a Barnabas Group member. He was the chairman of Shea Family Healthcare until God began to speak to him about a new path. What started out as an agricultural hobby turned into a ministry pursuit – and eventually a call to missions. He connected with Plant with Purpose and eventually felt called, along with his wife and kids, to move to Fiji where they are starting a business-as-missions agriculture business – part economic, part spiritual transformation.

Epilogue… In early February I got a message from JK: “We’re off to a great start. Today I made a homemade beehive, with my two boys, from a section of dead tree-fern and two coconut halves, using a design I saw in Indonesia, and I ordered scythes for the farmers on our property so they can quickly prepare an area for planting without killing everything with chemicals! Off to a good start!”