This year our Lenten Alms will be donated to the Heifer International Organization. Heifer works in 25 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become self-reliant by providing livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training.
Their mission is to end hunger and poverty, while caring for the Earth. Click on the image below for more information about our "Fill the Ark" Lenten Alms project.
Thanks to all who have donated and continue to donate to Heifer International. On March 17th we collected an AMAZING $1780, which brings us half way towards our $5,000 goal of filling an entire Ark! Your fasting this lent will result in far reaching, life changing opportunities for families and communities in need. So, let's continue practicing, experiencing and sharing the light that "Christ-like love" brings through prayer, study, fasting and almsgiving.
With this week's collection we will be adding the following to our ark: 1 water buffalo, 2 sheep, 2 llamas, 1 goat, 1/2 share of a pig, 1 bee hive, 1 flock of chickens. In addition, we were able to purchase the needed 1/2 share of last week's cow and added another!