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All they want for Christmas … is a chicken!

All they want for Christmas … is a chicken!

A chicken is probably not at the top of your Christmas wish list. But for someone like Herlindo, a chicken is the best gift he could ever receive. Herlindo is a melon farmer in the village of Pueblo del Rio, Guatemala. He spends long hours under the blazing hot sun...
The “Grand Goat-giving Ceremony”

The “Grand Goat-giving Ceremony”

You might think goats don’t belong at church. But at a goat-giving ceremony, they’re the honored guests. In many countries, owning an animal can as much as triple an impoverished person’s annual income. And since goats produce milk, cheese, and offspring that can be...
Your impact in 2018: Breaking the cycle of poverty

Your impact in 2018: Breaking the cycle of poverty

There’s an old saying that goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” While it is important to meet people’s immediate needs, your gifts in 2018 also helped invest in the financial, social, and physical...
A ‘ewe-nique’ way your church can make a difference

A ‘ewe-nique’ way your church can make a difference

When I was a little girl, my job at Christmas was putting out the nativity scene. I took this job very seriously and painstakingly placed the figurines in their “correct” spots. But my favorite part was putting the animals close to the manger. The sheep were there and...
Rabbits multiply blessings

Rabbits multiply blessings

Melvin and Alba Gutierrez were struggling to feed their four children. Living in an impoverished community in Guatemala, Melvin barely made enough at his construction job to provide for his family’s immediate needs. And since Alba stayed at home to care for the...
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