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Enclosed please find a contribution to Heifer. This is in honor of my wife Linda L. Harlan. In about 2011, our church sent several members, including Linda and myself, to Arkansas to the Ranch. Olivia Heisner, who grew up in our church (Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO) was at Heifer for a year before starting college. She was a wonderful singer and was a theater major. But did she really want to try to go to Broadway? The theory was that she would take a year away from theater and then she would know if that was her calling. (Click on the title of this story to read more about Timothy and his wife, Linda!)
A behind-the-scenes look at our Heifer International holidays campaign shoot
I went to your main campus for a week with my church during the summer of 2014. I just want to let you know that I had an amazing time there. What you all do is so cool and it made me think of things I have never thought of before. It actually did change my life. Click the title of this story to read more!
I was one of the adults who visited Heifer Ranch in Arkansas from June 18-20 with the Ottawa Kansas First United Methodist Group. I wrote the following poem about our experience and I plan to read it on August 2nd when we give our presentation to the church. Someone suggested I send it to you! Click the title of this story to read more...
Reece, a visitor to Heifer Ranch, sent Heifer International the sweetest thank you note. Click the title of this story to read more!
We love giving to Heifer International. We have a quarter tube display in our home. We encourage friends that visit to donate. We recently raised $60.00 to buy a Flock of Hope at Easter. We love to visit the Perryville, AR center, so we took the quarters there for a special time of giving. We even got to love on some baby goats.
Our House, in Little Rock, visited Heifer Ranch with the kids from their youth program.
By continuously passing on the gift of Education, we continue with the circle of sharing the knowledge and training of Heifer International with the old volunteers and the new volunteers, with the staff and projects, with the participants and new participants. There are enough ways to pass on the gift of education to ensure a world where everyone should have enough.
I remember the first time I heard of Heifer International. I was sitting in a Peace Corps van, driving through the streets of Thies, the second largest city in Senegal. Two of my fellow volunteers started excitedly chattering as we passed a sign. They slapped on the window and shrieked at each other. I didn’t really understand the excitement, but I noted the sign, a cow jumping over the word “Heifer”. At the moment, it didn’t mean much to me, but looking back on that moment, it was the start to something amazing.
As we walked in for Sunday worship service, Sue Bishop greeted my husband, Allen, and me. She asked us, “Would you like to represent Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Tustin, California, and volunteer to tell folks about Heifer International at the Orange County Fair this summer?” and, to Sue’s surprise, we said, “Why, yes, we would!”
At 26 years old, Stratton the water buffalo continues his role of being both motivation and muscle for the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR.
As a sophomore in college, I was looking for something to do between school years, when I remembered that Heifer Ranch offered volunteering opportunities. I had been a participant at the Ranch on four different occasions, and I decided that it would be great to see the other side of things here. Little did I know, my decision to be a Heifer Ranch volunteer would shape the rest of my life.
In May, through the annual Worldbuilders fundraising auction, I was given the incredible opportunity to visit Heifer International and the Heifer Ranch in Arkansas. I met volunteers and staff and saw firsthand how Heifer operates and the kind of people with whom it works. I got to milk a goat and feed pigs and see what the lives of Heifer's clients are like. Heifer International is an amazing organization, and I'm proud to support it. I'm proud to Pass On the Gift.
I grew up on a small farm in Washington State; our family raised at least two Holstein heifers and two goats to be donated to Heifer International.
I was introduced to Heifer International after my husband and I moved to Arkansas in 1993. Newly retired, we were visitors to Heifer Ranch through a group in Hot Springs Village. We began to volunteer at the ranch, and became adamant supporters, both as volunteers and financial supporters.