Help fill the Ark
An Ark for Today's World
One little raindrop doesn't amount to much. It can't quench a thirst or relieve an afternoon's heat. but if you add them up, raindrops can make a flood.
Noah built the Ark because a flood caused by human sinfulness threatened all species. Safe in the Ark, Noah, his family and the animals weathered the storm. After the flood, a rainbow symbolized God's promise to preserve the rhythm of planting and harvest that provides sustenance for humankind as long as the Earth endures.
Our world situation is much like Noah's. The gap between rich and poor widens. Hunger stalks the planet.
And by violating the environment, humankind has worsened the scenario. Deforestation and poor crop management have eroded the soil and made many areas unfit of habitation.
It may look like it's time for a second flood. But there's another option.
Heifer International is the ark for today's world, taking aboard those who believe that through their own giving, people across the globe can build a better, more abundant life. Heifer animals... goats in Honduras, llamas in Ecuador, water buffalo in Thailand, offer ongoing sources of sustenance and support.
In partnership with thousands of congregations, Heifer's ark sails into thousands of communities worldwide, bringing hope and healing and the joy of Passing on the Gift to families around the world. Every family who receives livestock agrees to pass on one or more of its animal's offspring to a neighbor in need. The family also passes on new skills in growing crops and caring for the environment.
Your gift shines a rainbow of hope and healing across the entire world. Take a lesson from the raindrop. When many join together, they make a huge difference.
When you board Heifer's Ark, you are creating a rainbow of relief for people in need.
Learn more about Heifer International at http://www.heifer.org.
Are you ready to help an animal board the Ark?
Please make your check out to St. John's indicating "Heifer Ark" in the memo line. You can drop your check in the offering plate on Sunday or mail it to the St. John's Church Office at 365 Strawtown Road, New City, NY 10956.
On our Ark...
- 2 donkeys
- 2 heifers
- 4 sheep
- 3 goats
- 4 beehives
- 1 rabbit
- 1 camel
- 4 pigs
- 5 flocks of ducks
- 2 flocks of chickens
- 1 flock of geese
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal! If you would still like to donate, it is not too late - just mail or drop off your check to the church office, or leave it in the offering plate on Sunday.