If Project Shiloh (Dai Mission) is “Phase One” and Project Berea (Dai Institute) is “Phase Two”, then this ambitious project — the establishment of a planned Messianic Jewish community — is “Phase Three”.
The Community of Goshen would be more than merely a religious monastic community. Goshen would be a fully self-sustaining agricultural and industrial colony site where olive growing, kashrut animal husbandry, and silver mining & refining would take place, with Dai Mission at its heart. The colony will take several years to set up, with development occurring in nine planned stages:
- Stage 1: Soon after the establishment of the initial fifteen (15) acre Dai Mission site itself, the parsonages and priories required for the monastery would be constructed over an additional four (4) more square acres. Gardens and fruit tree groves would be planted over another four (4) square acre stretch for the use of the monastery’s staff and residents. A road network surrounding the Dai Mission site would be set up and paved. An additional nine (9) acres of general-purpose land surrounding the Mission site would be obtained and developed later.
- Stage 2: Greenhouse farming installations using desert farming techniques (such as those pioneered in Southern California, Australia, and Israel) would be erected on an additional thirty to thirty-six (30 – 36) acres of land, and part of the gardens and groves would be transferred to the farms as the farmers cultivate foodstuffs for the whole colony. Private investors will be sought to fund these farms, which would sell their surplus to both residents and outside buyers. Additional cabins and other residency structures would be set up as needed as the site slowly transforms from Dai Mission to Dai Farms.
- Stage 3: Land would be set aside for ranching and dairy farming, with the ranch houses serving as the colony’s second residential areas. As this second agricultural project continues, more families would be invited to assist with the ranch work.
- Stage 4: Up to nine developers will be sought out to purchase an additional one hundred-and-eight acres (108) acres of land on either side of the colony. Half of this land will be divided into two-acre residential or mixed-use/apartment plots to be sold or leased to new residences, while the other half will be devoted to commercial and light industrial use. Housing, office buildings, and multi-use garages may be constructed, with ample room for future development.
- Stage 5: Additional lands would be reserved as industrial zones. Maintenance shops, fuel stations, manufacturing plants, power stations, foundries, machine shops, bio-diesel plants, and even breweries will be located here.
- Stage 6: Community facilities for disaster relief and colony security provided by Dai Corps, government offices, parking areas, and a local farmer’s market for both residents and visitors will be established.
- Stage 7: A park setting with an adjacent parking area and camping amenities would be set up for visitors to Goshen.
- Stage 8: More community facilities would be established during this phase, including dedicated colonial medical services, a volunteer EMS/fire/search-and-rescue station, a dedicated colony security facility separate from Dai Corps, and water and well facilities.
- Stage 9: The completion of residential facilities — including the establishment of a Goshen Homeowner’s Association (HOA) to govern Goshen’s residential properties — would occur during this final phase of development as Dai Colony becomes the City of Goshen.
At present, Dai Mission Ministries is searching for funding for this project and a suitable site for the Goshen Colony. That’s where you come in! 😉
We cannot make the dream of Goshen a reality without your support. With your aid and donations, we can locate and obtain a site for our planned colony and develop it into Dai Mission first, then nurture it further into Goshen month-by-month. With your labor and your assistance in getting the word out to sympathetic ears, we can build the streets, greenhouses, and facilities of this dream.
Keep your eyes on this page and on our News page for future updates about this exciting project!