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Men’s Ministries

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Heifer Update for August 17, 2019

Heifer Update Let’s visit Bihar today.  It is in northwestern India, and one of India’s poorest states.  Heifer is working a project in five districts of Bihar, providing goats to empower poor farmers there.  Sharada Devi, a mother of 8, was one of among 4,000 residents to receive a goat.  She had been working for little as nothing on other farms.  Her husband was forced to travel 800 miles to find suitable work.  Even then, they barely survived.  They could…
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Heifer Ark Project for August 10, 2019

Heifer Ark Project After an absolutely exciting month in which we donated 2 Gift Arks, more exciting things happened.  We had funds to do the above – 2 Llamas, 2 Trios of Rabbits and 2 Gifts of Honeybees.  Praise God! The visit to Heifer International Headquarters in Little Rock, AR and the visit to Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR were amazing.  In going through their numerous displays, it was very evident that after the hunger and poverty issues were resolved,…
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Heifer Update for August 3, 2019

Heifer Update June 2019 – WHAT A MONTH THAT WAS! First, the response to the Gift Ark was (and still is) fantastic.  In 4 short weeks $5000 of funds were raised to donate our Gift Ark.  Then there was the match from the foundation.  Well, Gift Ark # 2 was donated last Wednesday.  A potential of 504 families lifting themselves out of hunger and poverty.  I applaud you all. So what’s next?  Well, there are 4 months left of the…
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Heifer Report for July 27, 2019

Heifer Ranch The 1200-acre ranch is located in the foothills of the Quachita mountains in Perryville, Arkansas.  This is a working ranch along with an educational center.  Here you can work with the ranch hands, doing day-to-day tasks on a small-scale agricultural operation. The barn features many of the animals that we donate regularly.  During the proper seasons, pig farrowing and lambing can be witnessed and can be participated in. Most is the Global Village. It is a collection of…
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Heifer Report for July 20, 2019

Heifer Report Last Friday we visited the headquarters of Heifer International in Little Rock, Arkansas. Because of the construction and materials used, the building uses 52% less energy than a conventional building of the same size. Heifer uses graywater, rainwater captured in a collection tower, to supply non-consumable water. The windows allow the staff to work in natural light. Sensors adjust the lighting based on the darkness outside.  In 2007 Heifers Headquarters achieved the highest “Green Building” rating possible. Behind…
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Heifer “Ark” Report for July 13, 2019

We are now at 62.82% of our goal – but, keep reading. * * * News Flash * * * Congratulations LUMC & Friends.  You did it!  In less than a month you have filled the “Gift Ark”.  The check will have been hand-delivered by myself to the President of Heifer International last Friday, July 12th.  God has surely blessed us and put His hand on this project.  We will continue until the program end (Nov. 1st) by donating “ARK”…
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Heifer Update for July 6th

Well, those oxen are very close to the top.  Currently we are at 47.07% of our goal of $5000 for the Gift Ark. And what comes after that?  The LUMC Foundation will donate a complete ark.  How wonderful.  This week will be an exciting one for the Steen’s.  On Friday the 12th Joyce and I will be touring the Heifer International Headquarters in Little Rock, AR.  Also, on that day we will visit the Heifer Urban Farm.  Then on Saturday…
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Heifer Update for July 2019

Heifer International The “Buzz” is over, even though I can still hear it.  Lakeview and Friends donated 44 Gifts of Honey Bees.  Now we need to direct our prayers to the recipients of these honey bees, that they may produce product for their new owners.  Product and profits so they may feed their families, educate their children and live a new life out of hunger and poverty.  May God richly bless them all. Now,  the  new program,  “Gift Ark”, which…
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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…