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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…
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April Heifer Update

Happy 75th Anniversary, Heifer International! First known  as  “Heifers For Relief”,  the organization was founded in 1944 by Dan West, a Midwest farmer, and a Church of The Brethren Relief Worker.  He directed a program where hungry children were given rations of milk during the Spanish Civil War in 1938. West was ladling out milk to these refugee children when he thought, “these children don’t need a cup, they need a cow.”  Dan took his thoughts back home to his…
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Heifer Update for March 30

Heifer Bees Bee Quiz – How do bees communicate? Telepathically A Secret Language Called “bee-alese” By Dancing You, the congregation and friends of Lakeview United Methodist Church, are in step with a number of distinguished people. Presidential families Eisenhower, Bush, Clinton and Bartlett have at least one thing in common. They like Heifer International. In 1957, President Eisenhower donated several of his prize Angus cattle to a Heifer project in Greece. In 1972, he donated a bull to a relief…
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Heifer Update March 23

Heifer Bees Bee quiz:  How fast can a bee fly? A. 15 MPH B.  20 MPH C.  35 MPH Now an article taken from a Heifer International Catalog, titled “Honey Bees Sweeten Life in Ecuador”.  Aideé Maria Tomalá Catuto grew up in Ecuador without electricity or clean water and she despaired that her children were growing up in the same poverty. Aideé was determined to make their lives different and ambitiously started to keep bees, but her hives didn’t produce…