A Gift That Keeps Giving

Two years ago we honored the 83rd. birthday of our dear friend Dr. Werner Langer. We gave him the gift of a goat! Yes, I said goat! The goat does not go directly to him but to a family in need in another country. It was really quite simple to do this. We had found a great website Heifer International. From there we clicked on “GIVE” and selected our living gift that would be given in Dr. Werner’s name. We chose a goat, but you can also select flocks of chicks, geese, ducks, lambs, goats, bees, cows etc. Last April we  celebrated Dr. Langers 85th birthday with a party at my home.  We are looking forward to his 90th Birthday.

If you are looking for a gift to give some who has everything…then this is the site to go to. The gift keeps on giving making a huge impact on providing food and income to a family.

An example: In Tanzania, Omari and Kulwa were struggling to raise a family on just 50 cents a day. With the training and a flock of chicks they received from Heifer, egg sales have boosted their daily income to $2 and now they can buy food and still pay school fees. Now, through passing on the gift, (they share some of the offspring of the chickens) all of the children in their village are going to school.

Please take a few minutes to check out this organization’s web site….it is truly amazing all that they are doing around the world!

Sheri Sharman


Here is Rachel Snyder’s take on the word “Serve”. Hope you enjoy!

Serve a higher purpose. Serve humanity, serve the Earth, serve the greater commom good. Dedicate your life to service in its many forms. Serve in your own way, using the precious gifts that only you can give. Serve the young, the old, the dying. Serve women, serve men, serve to bring us closer together. Serve families formed by birth, choice, or circumstance. Serve the very weak, serve the strong and powerful. Serve through medicine, through law, through laughter and song. Through deeds, through words, by the sweat of your brow and the love of your heart. Serve in whatever way you are called to serve. Serve others with no concern for serving yourself, and know you will always be served.

As part of our Women’s Empowerment event in on August…the Eat. Pray, Love event we will be accepting donations of clean gently used clothing for men. women and children along with household items that will be donated to The Bridge of Hope in San Diego. Click Here for more information on this organization. We are alos arranging for Sheri Briggs founder of this organization to be a guest speaker on our Monday July 19th. Women’s Empowerment call. Check back for details on this call.