Therismos, fueling the Lord's Harvest

 

We are proud to announce the launch of Therismos Investment Company, a joint venture between Madagascar 3M and iBluesky, LLC headed by visionary Christian entrepreneur and Amazon best-seller authorSteve Adams.

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What is Therismos?

“Therismos” is the Greek word for “harvest” in Matthew 9:36-37: “The harvestis plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Our motto is “Fueling the Lord’s harvest”. We are unapologetically committed to use the profits made to contribute to the advancement of the kingdom of God.

Despite its many resources, Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. Almost 75% of the population lives with less than a dollar per day. Churches in major cities and in the countryside are struggling financially. Pastors are usually bi-vocational holding an additional job as a farmer or a stock breeder.

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Economic context of Madagascar 

Despite its many resources, Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. Almost 75% of the population lives with less than a dollar per day. Churches in major cities and in the countryside are struggling financially. Pastors are usually bi-vocational holding an additional job as a farmer or a stock breeder.

Our vision

The vision of Therismos Investment Company (TIC) is to contribute to help pastors and church leaders towards a sustainable income so they can focus on the ministry of the Word and prayer. TIC also desires to support the evangelism and missions efforts carried out by our partner churches and Christian organizations. Finally, TIC has been established to contribute to making Madagascar 3M self-sustaining in a few years, and thus be a model to other local Christian businesses.

Ethanol is an alcohol found in alcoholic beverages and is used in industry as a solvent or disinfectant. Concentrated and hydrated, ethanol becomes bioethanol, a biofuel that is mixed with gasoline or diesel for the consumption of engines. Bioethanol can also be used in homes, with specific stoves, as a replacement to coal or gas. It can be made from cassava or sugar cane. Cassava is going to be the crop of choice for the project because it is a crop that grows with minimal water, and also because people are stealing sugar cane to make illegal alcoholic beverages.

Please pray that the Lord would be merciful to us as we will soon plant the first batch of cassava. Pray for rain, for good soil, for growth and protection of the crops. A new venture for our organization, yet with the same God and the same desire to serve Him.

First Phase

TIC will help countryside pastors to plant cassava and then sell the produced cassava to a partner company which produces ethanol.

Second Phase

TIC will look at diversifying by exploiting other cassava-based products for the local and international market.

Third Phase

TIC will build a Bioethanol distillation plant in order to give work to some of our church leaders and members, as well as to increase their income.

Would you like to get involved in Madagascar 3M Ministry?

While 3M certainly needs the generous monetary contributions of supporters, we also need God-loving people with the knowledge and skills to help us accomplish our vision to train and support local pastors, many of whom live in the country-side, currently farming long hours to support their ministries. Please consider donating to affect change in Madagascar.

Any request?

Do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!