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My Christmas gift, I just gave 20 poor families each a goat and 2 chickens. Happy Birthday Yeshua!!!

 
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My Christmas gift, I just gave 20 poor families each a goat and 2 chickens. Happy Birthday Yeshua!!!
I am all alone tonight. My kids are with their father this Christmas because I am divorced from him. I felt sad and lonely and began to realize that I haven't hardly bought any Christmas gifts and yet, how can I be thinking so much about getting stuff, stuff, and more stuff. I don't need stuff. My kids don't need more stuff. What more does anyone I personally know need? I thought about all the suffering families around the world right now and even the families in our own backyard like the Sandy Hook Elementary School families who don't even have their babies anymore. So sad. I decided that I wanted to make a difference for some families in the world. I thought to myself, "it is not too late to donate to the needy this year.
I have never been obedient to giving 10% of my income to serve God. The bible says to "give to the least of these" meaning to the poor and so forth. So, I just took a leap of faith and did something really neat.
I figured out what the total income was that I made in 2012. I donated 10% of all of my income this year to a charity called "World Vision." My donation is going to buy 20 different families each something special, a goat and 2 chickens.
Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Chickens provide fresh eggs that are rich in protein and nutrients, and extra eggs and chicks can be sold to pay for basics.

A dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk and is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients that growing children need. Goats are practical animals — flourishing in harsh climates while producing valuable manure to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens.

Chickens are equally easy to raise, and will naturally multiply to impact generations of children. Each family that receives chickens is asked to give back hatched chicks to help another family in need. Chicks require little money, space, or food to thrive and grow — making them an ideal business venture for a single mom or vulnerable family.

What’s more, your gift will help multiple families, like 10-year-old Teopista and her aunt Restetuta in Uganda. “When the goats give birth again, we will sell off some of the younger [goats],” says Restetuta. “We will use the money to buy Teopista a school uniform, books, and beddings. We can also buy food with some of the money. I thank World Vision so much for all the help they have given us … we know that those goats will be of benefit to us in future.”

I'm so happy right now. Happy Birthday Jesus, a present I gave to your children. Thank you for blessing me to be able to do that.

You can do it, too.
go to worldvision.org

[link to www.worldvision.org]

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I'm so happy right now! I feel like jumping for joy! I didn't know that giving like this would feel so good!
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I hope someone else will do this
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happy happy joy joy!
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happy happy joy joy!
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I really hope your for real. I've got tears in my eyes.
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I really hope your for real. I've got tears in my eyes.
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Yes, I am for real!I am being completely honest with you. I had enough money in my checking account and I wanted to finally tithe as the bible says to do. I have never done that before. I am happy and have tears now too. It was the right thing to do and I feel better that I did it because I have felt guilty for not giving the 10% tithe before. Was difficult for me to do it but I am so happy to have done it.
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I really hope your for real. I've got tears in my eyes.
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Yes, I am for real!I am being completely honest with you. I had enough money in my checking account and I wanted to finally tithe as the bible says to do. I have never done that before. I am happy and have tears now too. It was the right thing to do and I feel better that I did it because I have felt guilty for not giving the 10% tithe before. Was difficult for me to do it but I am so happy to have done it.
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HEre is the part of the receipt that World Vision sent me, can't give my personal info on here but proving myself tru

| type of donation | description | qty | amt | total |
_____________________________________________________________​___________
|Gift Catalog |Goat and 2 Chickens | 20| $100| $2000|
_____________________________________________________________​___________


Total: $2000

Your personalized card(s) will be sent to you.



In a separate mailing, you will receive your tax-deductible receipt.
Please save this for filing your tax return(s).

To access your account, visit us at www.myworldvision.org. Here you can
find information about your account, giving history, and if you are a child
sponsor, more information about your sponsored child. To protect your
information and avoid creating multiple accounts when donating online, it
will be necessary to sign in.

We sincerely thank you for your partnership with World Vision in helping to
build a better world for children. Together, we can make a world of
difference.

Rich Stearns
President, World Vision
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Bless you Op, World Vision is doing unbelievably good work around the world. People like you are angels on earth. Truly inspiring!
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Here's another charity that does this as well...

www.heifer.org

Bless you and many more blessings to you OP!
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Bless you Op, World Vision is doing unbelievably good work around the world. People like you are angels on earth. Truly inspiring!
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Thank you. I am not posting this to get responses of praise. I just want to get right with God. I thought that it would be great to perhaps inspire others to do the same because that is the true meaning of Christmas. It is because we all of the world received a free gift of our loving savior who gave his life that we all might inherit heaven. Jesus gave us the ultimate gift, he is the reason for the season.
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Like the song says
"Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere, go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!"
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Heifer Project does good work too.
free your inner baboon.
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I gave 4 cow 3 duck 1 pig
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I am all alone tonight. My kids are with their father this Christmas because I am divorced from him.
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Is that because you're a fat schizo whore bag? I bet he had to spend 80 grand in the courts to get to see them right?
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I gave 4 cow 3 duck 1 pig
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Thank you! Thank you for giving such a wonderful gift!!!! Thank you and God bless you!!!
AMEN!!!!
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I am all alone tonight. My kids are with their father this Christmas because I am divorced from him.
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Is that because you're a fat schizo whore bag? I bet he had to spend 80 grand in the courts to get to see them right?
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This is Christmas. Be silent satan!
Yes I Did !!!!
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Merry Christmas OP !! That's the real "spirit". hf
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein
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Merry Christmas OP !! That's the real "spirit". hf
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hf

Merry Christmas! God Bless you. :)

hf
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I am all alone tonight. My kids are with their father this Christmas because I am divorced from him.
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Is that because you're a fat schizo whore bag? I bet he had to spend 80 grand in the courts to get to see them right?
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Person from Austraila. You are full of demons. They speak filth through you. Ask Jesus into your heart and he will heal you. Cast them out in Jesus name by the power of the blood of Jesus.
hf
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Good for you OP. I took up a collection at work that I will match after this week. I will do the same thing thru the heifer org. Here's how synchronicity works. I got the larger sized catalog at my house (don't know how, just random mailing I guess). I was immediately inspired to make up a sign for my office and invite whoever wanted to participate. Well, I got busy, put it off, opened the mailbox at the office the next day and there were TWO mini versions of the big catalog, so I marked them Office Copy, wrote up a sign and so far we have $86.00, if I get some more this week, I will match and see what we can afford. Only about 5 of the 20 people who come through my office gave but that is OK. I'll do it every year from here on out and you are right, it feels great.

Also heard a recent survey that 45% of people wish we could just skip over xmas (the commercial part). I'm thankfully out of the loop and don't miss it a bit. We are learning to detach from materialism to experience true happiness as the Buddah says.
Spread the word, change the collective conscious......
THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING TO GO AROUND

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Too bad most of their proceeds go to administration costs by 95%.
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I really hope your for real. I've got tears in my eyes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11663491


Yes, I am for real!I am being completely honest with you. I had enough money in my checking account and I wanted to finally tithe as the bible says to do. I have never done that before. I am happy and have tears now too. It was the right thing to do and I feel better that I did it because I have felt guilty for not giving the 10% tithe before. Was difficult for me to do it but I am so happy to have done it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24103190


HEre is the part of the receipt that World Vision sent me, can't give my personal info on here but proving myself tru

| type of donation | description | qty | amt | total |
_____________________________________________________________​___________
|Gift Catalog |Goat and 2 Chickens | 20| $100| $2000|
_____________________________________________________________​___________


Total: $2000

Your personalized card(s) will be sent to you.



In a separate mailing, you will receive your tax-deductible receipt.
Please save this for filing your tax return(s).

To access your account, visit us at www.myworldvision.org. Here you can
find information about your account, giving history, and if you are a child
sponsor, more information about your sponsored child. To protect your
information and avoid creating multiple accounts when donating online, it
will be necessary to sign in.

We sincerely thank you for your partnership with World Vision in helping to
build a better world for children. Together, we can make a world of
difference.

Rich Stearns
President, World Vision
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24103190


That's a high priced goat in a foreign country. I can buy them that cheap here.

So you made 20K and you tithed 2K. I don't know how you did it. I make about the same and there isn't a penny left over. I used to do that when I was more or less middle aged, but Now I'm old and broke. Wish God would send some money my way.
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Good for you OP. I took up a collection at work that I will match after this week. I will do the same thing thru the heifer org. Here's how synchronicity works. I got the larger sized catalog at my house (don't know how, just random mailing I guess). I was immediately inspired to make up a sign for my office and invite whoever wanted to participate. Well, I got busy, put it off, opened the mailbox at the office the next day and there were TWO mini versions of the big catalog, so I marked them Office Copy, wrote up a sign and so far we have $86.00, if I get some more this week, I will match and see what we can afford. Only about 5 of the 20 people who come through my office gave but that is OK. I'll do it every year from here on out and you are right, it feels great.

Also heard a recent survey that 45% of people wish we could just skip over xmas (the commercial part). I'm thankfully out of the loop and don't miss it a bit. We are learning to detach from materialism to experience true happiness as the Buddah says.
 Quoting: Isis One


I will look into the heiferoorg. That sounds great. I like the idea of taking up a collection. For me, I have a business and have 3 full time employees. I can ask them to donate and whatever they donate, the business can also donate! That will be a great idea!!!!
Thanks for that suggestion.
I am going to get out of the materialistic approach of Christmas. That is not what JEsus would want. He would want people to do similar things to this, any way one can serve his kingdom whether it be giving of your time, your resources, your heart, your talent, anything that is given maakes him very happy.
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Suggest a pin? This is a good post to last Christmas day.
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Too bad most of their proceeds go to administration costs by 95%.
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WRONG. do just two seconds of research

About 85% goes to the program

[link to www.charitynavigator.org]
Spread the word, change the collective conscious......
THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING TO GO AROUND

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Too bad most of their proceeds go to administration costs by 95%.
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73.2% for heifer goes to the program

[link to www.charitynavigator.org]
Spread the word, change the collective conscious......
THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING TO GO AROUND

When you are undisciplined, the universe is extremely forgiving and when you are disciplined, the universe is extremely generous. Me
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I really hope your for real. I've got tears in my eyes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11663491


Yes, I am for real!I am being completely honest with you. I had enough money in my checking account and I wanted to finally tithe as the bible says to do. I have never done that before. I am happy and have tears now too. It was the right thing to do and I feel better that I did it because I have felt guilty for not giving the 10% tithe before. Was difficult for me to do it but I am so happy to have done it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24103190


HEre is the part of the receipt that World Vision sent me, can't give my personal info on here but proving myself tru

| type of donation | description | qty | amt | total |
_____________________________________________________________​___________
|Gift Catalog |Goat and 2 Chickens | 20| $100| $2000|
_____________________________________________________________​___________


Total: $2000

Your personalized card(s) will be sent to you.



In a separate mailing, you will receive your tax-deductible receipt.
Please save this for filing your tax return(s).

To access your account, visit us at www.myworldvision.org. Here you can
find information about your account, giving history, and if you are a child
sponsor, more information about your sponsored child. To protect your
information and avoid creating multiple accounts when donating online, it
will be necessary to sign in.

We sincerely thank you for your partnership with World Vision in helping to
build a better world for children. Together, we can make a world of
difference.

Rich Stearns
President, World Vision
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24103190


That's a high priced goat in a foreign country. I can buy them that cheap here.

So you made 20K and you tithed 2K. I don't know how you did it. I make about the same and there isn't a penny left over. I used to do that when I was more or less middle aged, but Now I'm old and broke. Wish God would send some money my way.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30708042


Actually, I made $26,500 this year but I already had given about $700 so far, I just was able to make up the difference.
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I really hope your for real. I've got tears in my eyes.
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Yes, I am for real!I am being completely honest with you. I had enough money in my checking account and I wanted to finally tithe as the bible says to do. I have never done that before. I am happy and have tears now too. It was the right thing to do and I feel better that I did it because I have felt guilty for not giving the 10% tithe before. Was difficult for me to do it but I am so happy to have done it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24103190


HEre is the part of the receipt that World Vision sent me, can't give my personal info on here but proving myself tru

| type of donation | description | qty | amt | total |
_____________________________________________________________​___________
|Gift Catalog |Goat and 2 Chickens | 20| $100| $2000|
_____________________________________________________________​___________


Total: $2000

Your personalized card(s) will be sent to you.



In a separate mailing, you will receive your tax-deductible receipt.
Please save this for filing your tax return(s).

To access your account, visit us at www.myworldvision.org. Here you can
find information about your account, giving history, and if you are a child
sponsor, more information about your sponsored child. To protect your
information and avoid creating multiple accounts when donating online, it
will be necessary to sign in.

We sincerely thank you for your partnership with World Vision in helping to
build a better world for children. Together, we can make a world of
difference.

Rich Stearns
President, World Vision
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24103190


That's a high priced goat in a foreign country. I can buy them that cheap here.

So you made 20K and you tithed 2K. I don't know how you did it. I make about the same and there isn't a penny left over. I used to do that when I was more or less middle aged, but Now I'm old and broke. Wish God would send some money my way.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30708042


I realized that the price seemed pretty high for a 3rd world poor country for those animals. But, where am I going to be able to do this myself to get them cheaper? I thought that my donation could have gone to one of the local churches but then what are they going to do with the money? Buy new speaker sound system for the church because the old ones are 10 years old? To me, this sounded like a way to make the donation count in a more meaningful way.
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Too bad most of their proceeds go to administration costs by 95%.
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73.2% for heifer goes to the program

[link to www.charitynavigator.org]
 Quoting: Isis One


It is still good to give. There has to be some administrative costs to make the whole thing work. I dont think that these people running these charities are getting rich off the donations. However, even if that were the case. It would be their sins and not mine. God knows my heart and it doesn't matter tah much, I did the right thing. Better to have given what I did before the year 2012 comes to an end, then to have not done it and used the money for some things my kids and I don't really need.

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