Deep Calls to Deep

Deep calls to Deep. Some folks may recognize this phrase. To others, it might be a new one. Regardless, when you pause for a minute and ponder the meaning, you can get a sense of something profound. The depth of the oceans can only be matched by the depth (or in this case, height) of the atmosphere. The roaring of the winds in a tempest at sea can only be met by the shear magnitude of the waves tossed about on the surface of the waters. The roar of thunder is always preceded, and met by, the blinding brilliance of a bolt of lightning. Deep calls to deep.

The same can be said about humanity and our relationship to our creator, to God. The depth of His love for us is matched by the depth of His mercy. The depth of His mercy can be fathomed in the context of our need for His mercy. The depth of His love compared to the depth of our need to be redeemed.

This quote, Deep calls to Deep, comes from Psalms 42. Psalm 42 is a powerful Psalm. It shows us the loving kindness of the Lord in relation to the trials and tragedies that befall us. Any one that has walked this earth for any measure of time knows that hardships to come. This Psalm reminds us that, in the midst of the most harrowing trial, the depth of God always answers.

The theme for the 2021 Farm Season is “Deep calls to Deep”. Many lives in our community, and in our own families, have been radically altered recently. This season is an invitation to let the depth of God’s love for us answer the very circumstances that have haunted us and challenged us. SCORE!

So, check out our numerous bible studies, come to our Campfire Church Service or our monthly Concert of Praise, and check out for yourself the goodness of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.


  • Community Bible Study meets the 1st and 3rd Monday, at 7PM, of Each month.
  • Men’s Bible Study meets weekly on Thursdays at 9AM.
  • Concert of Praise occurs monthly, from 11AM-2PM, on the 2nd Saturday of each month
  • Campfire Church Service meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 7PM.

We hope to see you on the Farm! SCORE!

A note from Scottie Gentry and Merrywhether Farm

Greetings from the Farm! We pray that all is well with you and your dear ones.  It is incredible that this year is already coming to a close.  As we wrap up the year, we want to share a little bit of the Farm with you in our annual newsletter.  I pray that you enjoy reading about the happenings here on the Farm and are blessed through your encounter with Christ on, and through, the Farm.

Merry Christmas!

An Update from the Farm

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the changing leaves, the sweet smells of autumn, and the bustle of last-minute activities to get the farm ready for the coming winter months.  Fall is both a time for activity and a time to contemplate the past Farm Ministry season.  As we wind down the season, I am amazed at the volume of food we have sent out to feed the hungry and hurting and number of times that we spiritually been able to sow into someone’s life.  Year to date, we’ve distributed nearly 80,000 lbs. of canned goods, over 2,000 lbs. of vegetables from our garden (a garden which had almost no rain), well over 1,000 lbs. of meat (mostly from the Farm), and countless other food stuffs.  What’s even more awesome than the amount of food we have sent out is that we’ve had almost 2,600 instances of being able to sow Jesus Christ into someone’s life.  SCORE!  While the Covid pandemic, and my health, have meant a vastly different type of season for us, the ministry hasn’t slowed down.  Double SCORE!  We are doing more, feeding more people, and telling more folks about Jesus than we’ve ever done here on the Farm.  Thank you to everyone for sowing into this work here in Ida MI.