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Heifer Update – Gift Ark

Gift Ark As of yesterday, the balance of funds for the “Gift Ark” was $1338.50. That awakened a number of the animals that are designated to go on this voyage. They are anxious to get started in helping poor and hungry folks find the help they need and deserve. Collection banks and envelopes are available in the Narthex, Chapel and Smoot Hall. Please avail yourself to these so these animals can be on their way. In Guatemala, Zacharías was introduced…
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Heifer Update for June 8th

$19,942.00 That is the amount the congregation and friends of LUMC have donated to the Heifer Project. We have just completed “The Buzz.”  This program brought in $1,323.00 with which we donated 44 Hives of Honeybees.  Now, THAT is a lot of Buzz.  Thank you to all who participated in this program in any way. A new program started a week ago, the “Gift Ark.”  We are going to load our ark two by two, until we reach our objective.…
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Heifer Update for June

In Proverbs 22:9 we read “whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.” What a month May was.  It came to fruition on the 25th at TNT.  The program was given by Kendra Penry of Heifer International.  Wow!  And did she do a fantastic job.  Donations from that night and thru May 4th was $568.00.  Together with that was another $250.00 in regular donations.  So, for the month of May, you, have…
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Heifer Update for May 25th

“But if anyone has the worlds’ goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”                                   I John 3:17 Today we will visit Oaxaca, Mexico.  Here we find Aurea Carmela López Cruz – 36 year old mother of two.  Her mother died when she was 2, then was raised by two older siblings.  She said “my father thought that girls didn’t need to go to school.  They were only…
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Heifer Update for May 25

Proverbs 14:31 – “Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him.” Bee Question – Do bees make honey in May? Have you checked the price of organic honey compared to the rest of the honey varieties? In order to be certified “organic”, the manufacturer has to meet some very stringent standards and conditions during the honey processing. These are set by an Organic Agriculture Certification body. Some are as follows:…
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Heifer Update for May 11th

Heifer International Bee Quiz – How many years has beekeeping been                 in practice? A) 1000     B)  2500         C)  4500 Another product of honeybees is Propolis. Bees collect sticky resins from the buds of some trees and conifers. Sticky glue is formed when the bees chew these resins. This protects bees from diseases and also helps fight climate changes, such as wind and cold. For us, it is used as ointments for healing cuts and wounds. Please give so…
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Heifer Update for May 4th

Heifer International What a wonderful evening! I’m talking about Thursday, April 25, 2019, at TNT. First a delicious meal, then a program put on by Kendra Penry of Heifer International. Kendra gave an informational and inspiring program. She told of Heifer’s history and explained a special program of a honey bee operation in Honduras. Kendra did an outstanding job and somehow, someday, we will have to get her back here again. Each table at TNT that night had a plate…
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Heifer Update for May 2019

Heifer International A lot has happened since my last update. Many generous donations have been received from you, the congregation of the Lakeview United Methodist Church. Here is the  summary  of  those donations. In February you donated 13 Gifts of Honeybees, a Flock of Hope, a Pig and sent 3 Girls to School. In March you donated 5 Gifts of Honeybees and 2 Flocks of Chicks. Then Heifer International “Passed the Gift.” They doubled the donation of 3 Gifts of…
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Heifer Update for April 27th

Heifer International Hebrews 6:10 tells us this: “God is not unjust, He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” Now here are two more examples from Heifer International: You can see it in their eyes and smiles. And don’t you just love it, the thing that is mentioned most, “education”. They all want a better life for their children. And together we can give…
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Heifer Update for April 20, 2019

Heifer International TNT welcomes guest speaker, Kendra Penry, Heifer International on Thursday, April 25.  Get your reservations in early.  Lakeview has been very supportive of this mission project, thanks to Arlan Steen and our donors. Heifer Bees Bee Quiz – None today, Awwwww!  Instead, in opening my e-mail last week I found this, a “Bee Fact” yeaaaa! Thank you, Marty Merryman for that. Our Men’s group met on April 6th with the following donations approved:  A Gift of Clean Water,…
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Heifer Update for April 13

Heifer Bee Hives “Bee Quiz” – What can change the color and flavor                     of honey? Hive Age Location Bee Breed Another product of honeybees is Royal Jelly. It is the queen bee’s extraordinary source of food. It is a blend of secretions from the salivary glands of the worker bees and contains a high concentration of Vitamins B5, B6 and amino acids and is believed to be a potent antioxidant, a special rejuvenating substance that promotes tissue growth, muscle and…
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Heifer Update for April 6

Heifer Bees “The Buzz Quiz” – How long can honey last?  (shelf life) A.  2 weeks B. 2 years C.    Forever The second product of bees is bee wax. Bee wax or beeswax is a natural secretion from wax glands on the sides of the body of honey bees and is used primarily as a building block for the bees’ honeycomb. The honeycomb cells are where the young are raised and honey and pollen are stored. Beeswax is found in…