On Sunday, November 17, Linda McBee and I had the pleasure of going to First Presbyterian Church in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to present Pastor Dan Fowler and his congregation with an Ark plaque for their generous donation of $8,000 for a goat project in Nduma, near Nairobi, Kenya. We were warmly welcomed by the church members and were each given a gift of a jar of ingredients to make a winter bean soup.
Pastor Fowler led a beautiful service, which we enjoyed very much. During the service, Linda and I presented the plaque to the pastor and the congregation. We also included a gift of a book of Betty LaDuke's lovely paintings and stories of her travels to Heifer projects around the world. After the service, we met with folks in the social hall for refreshments and a chance to get acquainted and talk a bit more about Heifer's work.
We spoke with leaders of the church's "mission project" who were instrumental in getting the project funded and who were pleased and enthusiastic to know their work has come to fruition. We are grateful for this opportunity to honor their kindness.
(In picture - left to right: mission committee members Cathy Hollenback, chair Linda Runner, committee member Dale Botsford, Heifer International representative Caroline Bonett gives an Ark Plaque to Rev. Dan Fowler and Heifer International representative Linda McBee.)
- Caroline Bonnet, Heifer International representative
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