This page is to assist those that want to move to the country. Here you can find links to useful websites that specialize in country living or homesteading. Some of the websites specialize in helping families move to the country by providing important information in how to select the land, how to grow food, how to store food and how to create an income in the country. We'll continue to add more to this page as we get better information or find new resources.
"Get out of the cities as soon as possible and purchase a little piece of land where you can have a garden, where your children can watch the flowers growing and learn from them lessons of simplicity and purity." SM2 356 (1903)
"As God's commandment-keeping people we must leave the cities. As did Enoch, we must work in the cities but not dwell in them." Evangelism, 77-78 (1899)
The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White, FREE PDF.
Last Day Events, a compilation of the writings of Ellen G. White, FREE PDF.
Country Living by Ellen G. White, FREE PDF.
Recommended YouTube Channels
Health & Homestead. This is a channel by Chad Kreuzer of Anchor Point Films (an SDA media ministry). The channel describes itself as "Health and Homestead combines country living tips, scientifically backed, evidence-based natural remedies, health and a mix of Biblical insight." There are a couple of videos posted below as an example of his content, but I recommend going to his actual YouTube channel to see all of his videos. They are very informative.
This is a ministry that helps families to move to the country. They even have a "Relocation Assistance" tab in their menu. This ministry has two missions, one is to train Bible Workers and Medical Missionaries and the other is to assist God's people who are heeding the call to move out of the cities into country locations.
This website has a lot of resources, from their videos on why we should prepare, their country living articles, and lots of links to other helpful ministries (more than what we've listed here, so check out their links page).
This website is also full of resources. Visit their blog page, as they have on their website, "It's a treasure trove of knowledge..." If you want to know how to live off-grid, then this is the site for you.
Not sure about this website, but it has one very useful blog post on the main page called, "7 Essential Ingredients Of A Great Homestead Property." That article is worth your time to read and provides a lot of information to know before buying property.
Why Move To The Country?
"The Lord desires His people to move into the country, where they can settle on the land, and raise their own fruit and vegetables, and where their children can be brought in direct contact with the works of God in nature. Take your families away from the cities, is my message." SM2 357-358 (1902)
"Again and again the Lord has instructed that our people are to take their families away from the cities, into the country, where they can raise their own provisions, for in the future the problem of buying and selling will be a very serious one. We should now begin to heed the instruction given us over and over again: Get out of the cities into rural districts, where the houses are not crowded closely together, and where you will be free from the interference of enemies." SM2 141 (1904)
"The world over, cities are becoming hotbeds of vice. On every hand are the sights and sounds of evil. Everywhere are enticements to sensuality and dissipation. The tide of corruption and crime is continually swelling. Every day brings the record of violence,—robberies, murders, suicides, and crimes unnamable." CL 5.5
"The physical surroundings in the cities are often a peril to health. The constant liability to contact with disease, the prevalence of foul air, impure water, impure food, the crowded, dark, unhealthful dwellings, are some of the many evils to be met." CL 6.4
"It was not God's purpose that people should be crowded into cities, huddled together in terraces and tenements. In the beginning He placed our first parents amidst the beautiful sights and sounds He desires us to rejoice in today. The more nearly we come into harmony with God's original plan, the more favorable will be our position to secure health of body, and mind, and soul." The Ministry of Healing, 363-365 (1905)
"The time is near when the large cities will be visited by the judgments of God. In a little while, these cities will be terribly shaken. No matter how large or how strong their buildings, no matter how many safeguards against fire may have been provided, let God touch these buildings, and in a few minutes or a few hours they are in ruins." CL 7.2