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'Ark' adopted as mission project by Oakfield UMC

5:40 PM, Jan. 24, 2013  |  Comments
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The Oakfield United Methodist Church has taken on a huge endeavor as its major mission project for the 2013 year - a Heifer Project "Ark." Adopting an Ark provides 15 pair of animals to 15 different countries, including cows, sheep, camels, oxen water buffalo, pigs, bees, goats, donkeys ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese, chicks and llamas.

Distributed to rural families who can use their milk, honey, eggs, fur - or meant as a means of livelihood, these animals improve lives for countless families and children. It is a passing-on of the spirit of faith and charity over and over again - the place where generosity, kindness and vision are needed most.

Typically a flock of chicks will be sent to a family in Honduras; and two cows to Armenia. Goats are shipped to families in El Salvador; two pigs will go to help a family in Arkansas; and typically ducks are shipped to Ghana.

"Part of the deal," says Ron O'Laire, who is spearheading the project, "is that when these animals produce offspring, the family will pass on at least one calf, a couple of rabbits, a piglet - whatever, to another family. This gift of an animal to individual families in third world or poor rural areas in the United States provides those needy families with food and income that improves their quality of life in a way that no other gift can."

To purchase an "ark," the church must raise $5,000. "That's a lot of money for a small rural church like Oakfield United Methodist," continues Ron, "but after the tornado 16 years ago, people everywhere were so generous helping our church get back on our feet. We have been committed to helping others everywhere. The income from the upcoming Soup Sunday will be designated for this project, as will other church projects throughout the year."

A church of Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Open Doors; information about the Jan. 26 Soup Sunday; or helping the Oakfield United Methodist Church "fill the ark" can be had by contacting the Oakfield United Methodist Church at 583-3325.

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