Friday, March 4, 2011

The Hole in Our Gospel: Day 6

Our challenge for today was to skip eating out this week and buy one or more chickens for families in need.  One chicken can provide a family with fresh, nutritious eggs every day, plus extra eggs to sell to others.

We did an altered version of this challenge.  We were going to be spending today two hours away attending a funeral, making a hospital visit, going to a doctor's appointment, and running a few errands.  By the time we did all of this, we ate both lunch and dinner, as well as a snack, away from home.  So Mark suggested that we take the amount that we spent today on food and spend that much on this challenge. 

We are not extravagant in our eating out, but we still spent more in one day than many families in this world spend on food in one month.  So after perusing the World Vision gift catalog, we chose to purchase a goat for a family in need.  According to World Vision, "Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Goats also give a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market.  A healthy dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk and is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients that growing children need. Goats are practical animals — flourishing in harsh climates while producing valuable manure to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens."

From World Vision website
Isn't this boy precious??
"If you can't feed 100 people, then just feed one." --Mother Teresa

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