Heifer International has helped more than 25 million families around the world. By providing livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to help farmers struggling daily for reliable sources of food and income, Heifer improves their lives and their communities. Increasing farmers’ production allows them to feed themselves and offers a source of income. One of the hallmarks of Heifer’s approach is “Passing on the Gifts”. After receiving a gift from Heifer each farming family passes on animals or time and knowledge. This act transforms recipients into donors and produces a profound sense of accomplishment. This practice, at a minimum, doubles the impact of the original gift. Ending hunger and poverty around the world is a shared vision between the people of the United Methodist Church and Heifer International. For decades, United Methodist Churches have contributed to Heifer projects through the Advance, which directly helps families to become self-sufficient in sustainable ways.
From June 5 through July 31, our children will be learning about Heifer International during the Sunday School hour using their curriculum ” Animal Crackers”. In addition to fun lessons celebrating children, God’s creatures, God’s world, and sharing, the children’s classes will be raising money to buy a goat through Heifer to be given to a family in need.
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