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Change For Change

Ok folks, I owe you an apology! I left you hanging after we bought a bogo buffalo. Well there is more to this story! But I got so busy running this website, in addition to my other responsibilities, it just got away from me.

When it was announced that we gathered enough change for those water buffalo, there was a round of applause and even a few high fives! So after this enthusiastic group settled down Bonnie suggested that we go for the gusto! The big girl. A Heifer! Well it is Heifer Inernational after all…

So we spent the winter months continuing our change gathering. And I must admit, we had a really rough winter, we had to close two Sunday’s and attendance was off. But we dropped those coins in that wine jug (blessed of course) Hehe, and in April made our final donation to Heifer International for Three Hundred Twenty Three Dollars!

Now we have completed our mission, we donated an arc of Angels Landing Spiritual Center animals. And let me tell you, it feels good, really good!

What’s next for an outreach for Angels Landing Spiritual Landing Outreach? We are researching different organizations, and there are a few in the running. Stay tuned, come this fall we will roll it out and I will let you know what was decided on. You might even decide to join in.

I’ve heard some talk about some bomb sniffing rats. Just think what those posts would be like…

Change for Change

December 9,2014

Everyone was excited when they heard Sunday about the water buffalo. We voted, and we are going for the big one! We have set our eyes on a heifer!!!

Stay tuned for updates…

Change for Change

December 1, 2014

Yesterday was Gratitude Sunday here at Angels Landing. And we are so very grateful! We had a wonderful time sharing.

We enjoy church after church, so one of our Angels made a turkey, it was delicious! Thank you! After stuffing ourselves, we got down to business and counted our change. As I shared in the last post we made forty five dollars on our auction. So we came up with a grand total of $119.00!

If you have been following our journey to fill our Arc for Heifer International we have made amazing progress in less than 3 months. And our sights are on a water buffalo. I am so proud to be a part of Angels Landing and this fund raising effort.

So we all know that today is Cyber Monday. The second biggest shopping day of the season. I got a call tonight around 8:30 from Bonnie. It seems that even Heifer International runs Cyber Specials!

In the email Bonnie received, they were offering to match any donations made today! As I mentioned, we counted $119.00 yesterday, and we had $14.50 left over from our purchases so far. Bonnie graciously donated $130.00 to reach our goal for the water buffalo!! Thank you so much Bonnie and Joe! Who knew you could get a BOGO on buffalo’s!

In poor communities, water buffalo from Heifer are providing draft power for planting rice and potatoes, milk for protein and manure for fertilizer and fuel. A farmer can plant four time more rice with a buffalo than by hand – generating added income to use for clothing, medicine, school and home improvements.

This just keeps getting better and better! Can’t wait for Sunday to see everyone’s reaction! And to vote for our next animal.

I’ll let you know how it turns out…

Change for Change

November 24, 2014

So our latest update! We decided to do an auction. Nothing like good food and a little healthy competition to raise money for this wonderful cause!

We auctioned an apple pie and two pumpkin rolls. I’m happy to share that it was great fun and very profitable! We are forty-five dollar’s closer to the water buffalo! Yay! Stay tuned there is more to come. . .

Change for Change

November 6, 2014

So when I left you last time we had just got 2 llamas, a sheep, and a flock of geese.

Well we voted last Sunday to continue with our 2 by 2 journey to fill an Arc. So we decided to go for another sheep and another flock of geese. Everyone was excited to find out just how much change there really was in the jar!

Every Sunday we join after the service to have a potluck lunch. We call it church after church. We have so much fun gathering, eating, laughing and supporting one another. So when we finished eating, a group of our Angels began to count. The total came to $146.50! And I can tell you, that was a lot to count!! But we all enjoyed it! And boy was it heavy to carry!

I am happy to report we were able to purchase both the sheep and the flock of geese! Yay can’t wait until tomorrow to find out what we are going to come up with next…

Change for Change

November 1, 2014

So here is what has gone on since the last post…

I told you that we had $76.00 left after our purchases. Well, the following Sunday, Bonnie came in and purchased a goat for her cousin for her birthday. What a thoughtful gift. Then Gloria asked if she could write a check for a goat in her son’s memory. Her son was allergic to cow’s milk as a child. What a wonderful tribute. Wow! We get to pick another animal to buy with that $76.00!!

We made the announcement that we had two goats in hand! It was time once again to pick an animal! We voted on the purchase of a llama. At home in rough, mountainous areas of Latin America, a llama can be a blessing to families with limited resources. They provide transportation, income and wool, which are prized for making blankets, ponchos, carpet and rope.

After church that morning I was first approached by Delores with a contribution of $30.00! Then once again by Dick and Earl and they gave $50.00 so that we could purchase the llama. When the llama showed up in church, our Angels named that llama Dali. I think people are committed to this outreach…

Last Sunday, we announced we had Dali the llama and while we were deciding whether to continue with the theme of buying animals two by two, Griseldis raised her hand and offered to buy a sheep!! All over the world, Heifer partners are raising sheep to advance the cause against hunger and poverty. And since sheep often give birth to twins or triplets, our support will impact many more families over years to come! She promptly named him Bruno. We all cheered, thanked her and decided to go ahead with another llama.

Well you may have already guessed the outcome, but honestly, it still blows me away… after church someone came up and bought the other llama and named her Bahama llama! Apparently we now have naming rights, hehe! That’s not all; another angel pulled me aside and asked to buy a flock of geese! For millions, goose eggs – not chicken eggs, are the cornerstone of a healthy diet. By selling gosling eggs, families can generate the steady income needed to purchase other food, clothes, medicine and pay for school fees. I love this community!!!

The best is yet to come! Our jar is half full on top of this! So this Sunday we definitely will be counting the change…

Stay tuned we have more change in our future….