Our Thrive Group met this past week and we talked about Christmas. For the past several years we have gathered on New Year’s Eve and exchanged Christmas gifts. One of the members of our group suggested that this year we change things up. We all have “enough.”
Sooo, instead of giving gifts to one another, we’re giving gifts to those in need. And we’re doing it through The Heifer Project International. The Heifer Project takes our donation and purchases animals for families living in poverty. A single animal that will literally change the economic status of a family. Here’s some of the options . . .
1 pig = $120
3 rabbits = $60
1 sheep = $120
1 llama = $150
Honeybees = $30
1 heifer = $500
If you have “enough” and would like to bless another family this Christmas, go to www.Heifer.org.
That's a great idea! I've begun making a donation in my Mother's name every Christmas, because she, like all of us, already has enough too.
A great idea. So many of us don't realize the importance of just one of these animals to another family's livelihood that depends so much upon. Go for it Christ followers! Challenge yourselves and ask the question: "Do I have enough?"
There is also a wonderful Christian organization – Food for the Poor – where you can purchase chickens, goats, pigs, fruit trees, etc. for the poor in Latin America and the Carribean. Their website is http://www.foodforthepoor.org. It is a great way to teach children that they can help the poor in a very powerful way.