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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…
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Heifer Update for February 2020

Heifer Update The “Joy to the World” program is going strong. After the TNT presentations by Lindsay Duvall and Devin Foster, from Heifer International, we were able to donate our fourth Gift Basket. Back to TNT night. We had a very informative presentation. It was based on milk production in Kenya, which fits in nicely with the “Joy to the World” Gift Basket. Two big milk producing animals in this basket, a Heifer and four Goats, will certainly help with…
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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…
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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…
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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…