Friday, December 20, 2013

“It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep” — Cowboy Proverb

Because of yesterday’s blog, we got even more money donated via Paypal for more goats.  We will not be able to get all we need from the local goat market in one visit, but the market is held three times a month.  We will be buying, transporting, and giving breeding pairs of goats (some with the female already pregnant) for the next several weeks.  For those of you who gave money for goats as Christmas presents, well, only a few will actually get the goats on or before Christmas.  We apologize for having to stretch the goat giving over the next month, but we were unprepared for the number of folks who thought this was a good idea (and it is).  In fact, anytime during the year there are recent widows with small children who would benefit (would benefit? — it will save their lives) from the gift of a pair of breeding goats and the market is held three times a month, every month.  What I’m trying to say here is that these would make great gifts anytime of the year, and if you send us the money (Paypal is the easiest way), we will buy the goats and get them to a family in trouble—anytime of the year.  Another gift that’s good for anytime of the year is a pretreated mosquito net.  We can get them for about $3.00 USD each, and each net will last for five years and save anywhere from one to three lives depending on whether the recipient is pregnant or has more than one child below the age of two.  We have an inexhaustible number of women who need these, so if you want a Sunday School class or regular school class or whoever to make this a project, we will supply the nets and send pictures.  I still am having trouble wrapping my mind around the generosity of those who are supporting us—many who are hardly what the world would call “affluent.”  We, and our churches, pray God’s blessings on you every Sunday.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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