Men’s Ministries

Men’s Ministries


Heifer Update for Jan. 25, 2020

Heifer Update The first donation to Heifer International from The Lakeview United Methodist Church was made on December 14, 2017 – True or False? That statement is false. The first donation was made on November 1, 1980. Subsequent donations were made in 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008 and the last one prior to the LUMM Heifer Project was on January 28, 2010. Sum total of those previous donations was $10,728.88 I acquired this information from Devin Foster of…

Heifer Update for Jan. 18, 2020

Heifer Update The fourth “Joy to the World” Gift Basket is on its way.  After an inspiring presentation by Lindsay Duvall and Devin Foster, from Heifer International, the TNT donations put us over the top.  Now 1 Heifer, 2 Sheep, 2 Llamas and 4 Goats will find their way into new homes.  There they will start producing offspring, milk, meat, wool and all their by-products.  These families can then start to see some income to supplement their diets, send their…

Heifer Update for January 11

Heifer Update Because of you, stories like this become reality.  This takes place in Nepal and features Jit Kamari Yogi.  Jit was forced to marry at 16 to a much older man.  They had five sons.  One died shortly after birth from lack of medical care.  Another contracted measles.  Jit was forced to treat him with folk medicine made of rice and crushed insects.  When Jit finally escaped to a hospital with her son, no doctor would treat him.  One…

heifer Update for Jan. 4th

Heifer Update HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  First, I want to thank everyone, on behalf of the LUMM, for your wonderful support in 2019.  Here is the summary of what you did.  Your donations supplied animals for 177 families.  Now, together, let’s do the math.  When each family passes the gift, 354 families will benefit.  And with Heifer’s average of 9 times the impact – WOW!  Your gifts have the potential of reaching 1593 families.  Besides that, you have treated 2 families…

Heifer Update january 2020

Happy New Year! “Thank You” – Heifer Project Report  From the Lakeview United Methodist Men, a big “THANK YOU!” to all of you who are supporting the “Joy to the World” program.  Whether through donations, prayers and thoughts – it all counts to the tremendous success of the program.  On Monday, December 2, our second Gift Basket was donated.  And then we were advised that the gift would be matched.  Every gift basket has the potential to touch 81 families. …

Heifer – “Joy To The World” Update for Dec. 21st

The animals included in our “Second” Gift Basket should arrive in time for Christmas.  Thank you to all who participated, whether by gifts, prayers, thoughts, they all count. The following is from a Christmas card sent to this wonderful congregation:  Dear Faith Partner, As we come to the end of our 75th anniversary year, I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you for your trust and fellowship with Heifer.  In turn, your support has blessed thousands of families. …

Heifer Update – “Joy To The World” Animal

The 4th and last animal to come out of the “Joy to the World” Gift Basket is the Heifer.  The Heifer has not always been last.  Seventy-five years ago it was the first.  Hope was her name and she was shipped to Poland and arrived at the Polish orphanage on Christmas Day, bringing “Hope” and “Joy” to the boys and girls. Last week we brought “Joy to the World” as our second Gift Basket was donated.  It will bring joy…

Heifer – Joy to the World

The third animal in the “Joy to the World” Gift Basket is the goat.  In fact, there are four of them.  Heifer has found that goats are the favorite animal to donate and receive.  Goats are the source of nutritious milk and the by-products of that milk.  Goats are known to produce three or more off-spring a year.  So, a herd can be formed rather quickly.  Then, Heifer has been known to help form co-ops and processing plants.  Sometimes the…

Hiefer Update for November 30, 2019

Heifer Update “Joy To The World” Animal The second animal I want to highlight in the “Joy to the World” gift basket is the sheep.  Two sheep are part of the gift basket.  Sheep are known for their production of wool.  Wool to help keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  Sheep recipients can use the wool for clothing or sell it for extra income.  The gift of sheep is curing hunger and poverty around the world. …

“Joy to the World” Heifer Program

Heifer Update for December 2019 Our “Joy to the World” program was all of 10 days old when I received the call.  Through generous giving, we have donated our first Gift Basket.  The Lakeview United Methodist Men can’t say thank you enough for the strong support of the Heifer Project.  We have treated families around the world the opportunity to free themselves from poverty and hunger.  Through the training that Heifer provides, families can improve their diets, sell excess product,…

Heifer Update for Nov. 23, 2019

Heifer “Joy To The World” Animal Today we will feature one of our “Joy to the World” animals, the alpaca.  These animals are well suited to highlands.  They have padded feet that don’t disturb the ground and their gentle way of nibbling the tops of grasses rather than yanking out the plants by the roots. Many of the women, while tending the herd, will hand spin the alpaca wool into yarn.  White alpacas are prized because their wool can be…

The Heifer Project November 16,2019

That’s the line-up for the “Joy to the World” gift basket.  They will surely bring joy to several families, as they lift those families out of hunger and poverty.  Help us to send our first “Gift Basket” soon.  Visit the display in Smoot Hall and help us bring some “Joy to the World”.