Tuesday, April 1, 2008

M21C .... HEIFER

M21C promotes healthy paradigms by new ways of thinking inside and outside the box. Clashes of SIN paradigms result in war. Merging of ACTS paradigms can create Peace. Read a previous Blog for a discussion of SIN vs ACTS.

Reading a recent article on how Heifer International is creating peace through programs described in "Best Friends Instead of Enemies" emphasizes how new thinking inside and outside the box makes a difference. They have been innovative in the way the program is structured and implemented. I notice the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are impressed enough with their work to provide matching grants for donors.

Last Christmas my family and my Bible Study Class made a contribution to the Heifer International organization. It is the best way I can think of for enableing those in need throughout the world. The saying "Give a person a fish and they will eat for a day; teach them how to fish and they will eat for a lifetime; build a fishery and the community will eat for generations" speaks to how Heifer International is impacting people in over 50 countries.

Their programs stress the ownership and passing on the gift; also they incorporate an excellent training and sustainability mindset in the recepients of the gifts. Their training helps to build the "fishery" concept mentioned above. Having grown up on a farm in SC, I can relate to how interaction with farm animals gives you a sense of responsibilty and ownership.

I wonder what the world would be like if the resources that have been spent on wars had been used for programs like Heifer. I cannot say enough for this program; check it out there is a risk it may change your perspective on the world.

"Quality comes from Ownership and Integrity and appropriate Resources in a healthy Paradigm. - lhb"

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