During this Lenten season, Bay Vue UMC is collecting a special offering to support the work of Heifer International, who since 1944 has been working with small scale farmers of 5 acres or less in nearly 30 countries, including the United States to end hunger and poverty. Worshippers were given Lenten booklets that hold $10 worth of quarters and given the opportunity to fill it up. There are also envelopes to collect other monetary gifts during this time. Our goal is to collect at least $500 to send ti Heifer International, for the purchase of a cow for a family in need.
Since animals provide life-sustaining products such as milk, cheese, eggs, honey and wool, they are the backbone of Heifer International projects. For each animal received families are given a way to feed themselves, begin a business, and then pass on the offspring of that animal to another person in need.
With that act, families become the cycle of positive change. More information on Heifer International can be found at Heifer.org.
Bay Vue United Methodist Church is proud to support their mission.