Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Give A Goat
Sometimes around Christmas we find that people are looking for meaningful gifts to give their families. This year we have a great idea: give a goat. For $110 you can purchase a dairy goat. They are a bit smelly and loud to keep in your yard, and you probably prefer your milk clean, cold, pasteurized, in a plastic bottle in the fridge. So instead of sending you the real live goat, you’ll get the little locally hand-crafted ornament pictured above, to hang on your tree. And a family in Bundibugyo will get the goat. A baby whose mother has died, or one whose mother has HIV infection, will be able to drink the goat’s milk, possibly the difference between living and growing up, and dying in infancy.
For more information, check out <http://www.bundinutrition.blogspot.com> (also a link on our sidebar). Briefly, you can either mail a check to : World Harvest Mission Donations Processing Center, Box 1244, Albert Lea, MN 56007-1244; or go on line to this link <https://www.whm.org/donate_online?DESIG=12371> to donate. Be sure to designate Uganda Infant Diaconal Fund (BundiNutrition) #12371 on your check. Karen Masso will eventually get your address from the donation list, and mail you the ornament, but if you’d like it earlier to put on your tree or give as a gift just email her (firstname.lastname@example.org) so she can send it to you. All donations are tax deductible.
Jesus’ birth was announced to shepherds; he spent his first hours on earth in the company of goats. It is our prayer that this project will enable 75 more babies to get the calories and protein they need to live, and allow 75 American families the blessing of celebrating Christmas the way He did.