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Heifer Update for September 2020

Weekly Update – 8-31 The goats have been so excited this past month, (As have I).  The matching of your gifts by Heifer International have been outstanding.  The last Flock of Chicks was matched, making 67 Flocks out of 112 matched. Then the big one, the Gift of The Ark was also matched. Your donations this past month have also been outstanding, 4 Irrigation Pumps and 1 “Gift of Water for Life”.  In Africa’s    Sahel Region, it rains only 4…
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Heifer Update for August 2020

It’s been another busy and exciting week for myself, the LUMM and Heifer International.  First, we were able to provide another 11 Flocks of Poultry, Meat, Eggs and other by-products for more of the hungry and poor of the world. Secondly, Heifer International had funds to match 2 previous donations of 15 Flocks.  The week’s total then is 41 Flocks.  And this gift won’t expire for a long time.  Just close your eyes and imagine the “Passing the Gift” ceremonies.…
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Heifer Updates for July 2020

What’s happening with the Heifer Project At home and around the world, God’s children are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.  People involved in Heifer programs have developed new markets, implemented practices of hand washing, mask wearing, social distancing and new means of greeting and communicating with each other.  Briefly, here are a few examples from around the world. Ecuador – A group of small-scale farmers are packaging 300 food baskets a week, then delivering to those in quarantine. Bangladesh –…
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Heifer Update

The following is from a letter I received from the President of Heifer International, Pierre Ferrari. “Heifer India is Supporting Smallholder Farmers After Cyclone Amphan”  Cyclone Amphan did an estimated $12.2 billion dollars worth of damage in West Bengai last week.  Farmers supported by Heifer India in Odisha reported extensive damage to chicken coops, kitchen gardens. And paddy fields, affecting families nutrition and sources of income.  Women farmers that are part of Hatching Hope, a project that promotes small-scale poultry…
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Heifer Update for June 2020

Good news!  Our donation of April 27th has been matched.  The total to date for the Flock Sale Two was 25 flocks., with the match – 27. The following is what can and has happened with a flock of chicks. Georgina Perez received her flock of chicks in Mexico. Heifer training taught her how to care for her flock.  Soon her chicks were growing rapidly.  Then they began laying eggs, and more eggs than her family could eat.  Heifer connected…
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Heifer Report for May 2020

Heifer Update Quack,Quack,Quack.  That’s one quack from each of the three flocks of ducks that were sent out today. Three more families will be able to free themselves from hunger and poverty.  I am so proud that the Lakeview United Methodist Men have such outstanding support. I haven’t for some time given you the calculation of how many families have been blessed by your generosity.  I’ll do that next week.  You and I will be amazed at the numbers.  We…

Heifer Update for March 7, 2020

The balance at the end of the  “Heifer – Joy to the World”  Program was $160.  We donated a llama ($150), one of the gift basket animals, leaving $10 to carry over to the “Flock Sale-2.”  Thank you all for a very successful program.  Now, about the “Flock Sale” it will run for at least two months.  Poultry flocks are desperately needed in India.  Following is a post from Heifer International on Facebook, February 24: “We need your help.  A…
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The Heifer Report for March 2020

The “Joy To The World” program has come to an end. The final results will be published on March 7, 2020. But be assured, it was a big help to many in need. Now, for the months of March and April, we are going to have our second “Flock Sale.” For each $20 donation, we will send a Flock of Chicks, Ducklings or Goslings (your choice) to a needy family. This will allow this family to break the chains of…
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Heifer Gift Basket Update

Here it is friends.  The last full week to participate in the “Joy to the World” Gift Basket.  We are only $706.50 from our #5 Gift Basket donation.  It would eventually raise another 81 families out of hunger and poverty.  This has been a heart-warming program, and the Lakeview United Methodist Men want to thank all who took part in any way.  Next week a new program will start – read about it next week.  Below are some more people…
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Heifer Update for Feburary 15, 2020

“Passing the Gift” One of the many successes of the Heifer Project, and probably the most successful, is the “Passing the Gift.”  It is the requirement of Heifer recipients that the first-born female of the animals they received is passed on.  It goes to a neighbor, friend or relative and thus starts another family toward self-reliance.  And then, in Heifer history, it is found the gift is passed on an average of nine times.  In fact, in 2002, Heifer celebrated…
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Heifer Update for February 8, 2020

Heifer “Joy to The World” Update Last week I received a card from each of the two representatives from Heifer that spoke at TNT. They both were very appreciative of the support that this congregation gives to the Heifer Project. On the cover of one card was an African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Lakeview United Methodist Church has done both, together! Thank you all for that. The…
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Heifer Update for February 1, 2020

Heifer Update Santos Albertina Gonzalez Ruiz had a very tough time through her entire youth in Nicaragua.  But now in that land where poinsettias grow in the wild, every day feels like a celebration.  Her last sight of her father was when she was five.  Her mother struggled and traveled long distances to work as a maid.  During those absences, Santos and her siblings lived with a cruel and abusive caretaker.  Finally, her mother put enough resources together to buy…