The World Ark Holiday 2017 magazine is filled with news stories of: lives changed through farm animals, a project targeting the prevention of malnutrition, stunting and frequent illness among children in rural Ghana, growing a plant essential to perfume and cosmetic industries in Haiti, the restoration of a lake and its restocking with fish in Northwestern Haiti, stories of cows sent to Germany after World War II. There are surprising stories of unusual animals that provide better lives for their caregivers.
“Elephants, Camels, and Snails, Oh My” caught my attention. This story highlights some of the creatures that have teamed up with Heifer over the years. Did you know Schar snails are ideal for farmers who don’t own or have access to land? Snails require little space to thrive, reproduce quickly and feed on vegetable scraps. Farmers in Ghana and Cameroon find a healthy demand for snail meat which has high levels of iron, carbs, amino acids, and vitamins A and C, in addition to being low in fat and cholesterol.
There are a few more Sundays from now until December 25th. We want to continue our tradition of sending a Heifer Ark by Christmas Day. So far this year, we have given a total of $3,426.61 as of Sunday, November 12th toward our $5,000 goal.
COMING UP ON SUNDAY
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon: “Make Disciples”
UPCOMING PRAYER CHAPEL VOLUNTEERS
Traditional: Volunteer Needed
Sunday School: Volunteer Needed
Connections: Volunteer Needed
Traditional: 167 Sunday School: 137 Contemporary: 45 Nursery: 5
UPCOMING WELCOME CENTER GREETERS
Traditional: Gene Smith
Sunday School: Mona Guin
Connections: Carolyn Lindsey