11.18.2008

Would You Like To Buy a Goat?

....Or perhaps a few chickens? Ducks, maybe? Personally, I have my eye on an alpaca!



Okay, so why would I be asking if you would like to buy farm animals? It's simple, really.

One Goat nourishes a family with protein-rich milk, cheese, and yogurt, and can offer a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market. It even provides fertilizer that can dramatically increase crop yields!

A chicken will provide a family with a lasting source of nutrition and income. Fresh eggs raise the levels of protein and other nutrients in a family’s diet, and the sale of extra eggs provides money for other household needs.

Give two ducks to a hungry family today and they’ll benefit from hundreds of large, protein-rich eggs throughout the year. Extra eggs and hatched ducklings can be sold to buy medicine or help pay for children’s school tuition.

With a lifespan of up to 25 years, alpacas are hardy animals. Their soft, highly prized wool — up to 12 pounds a year per animal — fetches high prices and can be woven into essential items like blankets and rugs. Plus, they help combat deforestation — while grazing, these gentle animals "mow" grass rather than uprooting it, and their soft, padded feet protect pastures rather than trampling them.

All of this information came directly from World Vision. And do you know what? I'm really excited! I want to help! My Kindergarten Sunday school class has committed to collecting enough to buy 5 ducks! Our youth group will be working together to buy a farm, and I haven't even decided yet what we are going to do personally. However, we have come to the realization that the world is in need. Our neighbors are in need. And it is our responsibility, as those who are, indeed, not in need (or at least not as much as they are) to take care of them. I want to encourage you to take a look at the World Vision
Gift Catalog and choose something to give. The way I see it....I don't really NEED that new Cuttlebug, but they do need food and clean water. Check it out! Discuss it with your families! What holiday gift are you willing to give up so that someone else can live another day? It's so simple! Together, we can make a difference.

I am so excited about this and I really wanted to share it with all of you! Please, let me know what your thoughts are. I even considered adding a Paypal button to my blog so that we could contribute together. If you think you'd be interested in this let me know, as I'd be happy to set it up! Thanks for taking the time to read this post! It means the world to me and to the world!

Matthew 22:27-29

"He said to him, "You should love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. "Love Your Neighbor As Yourself."

Have a wonderful day!

8 comments:

  1. Thats great that your kindergarten Sunday school class and your youth group are helping out. Great lesson for them. Your very passionate about this cause, Jingle. Nice to see there's still some good people in this world.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    (Pattie's passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

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  2. Whaat a great idea. I've been looking for something to do this year to help someone else. This could be it.

    LouAnn

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  3. Thanks, I'll have to check that out. :)

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  4. Great post, I think I should buy a couple chickens, because saying 'chicken' makes me laugh and if it can feed someone at the same time...

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  5. what a sweet idea!!!

    P.S. You can click on the "english" version of that site to read it all in english....heehhee, that helps, huh?

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  6. awesome girl. It is so cool that your class is doing that.

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  7. What a great idea! And I love the banner on your blog!

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  8. That's cool!! Good Luck with it!!

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