Jan
21

My New Llama

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Thanks to my wonderful wife, my great family and my many friends, I just celebrated the best birthday ever. Over my birthday weekend my wife and I went to dinner with our friends, Dan and Christy. Much to my surprise, they gave me a llama for my birthday. Now some of you have heard me mention my new llama in social media so I’d like to take a minute to explain.

I didn’t actually get a llama. Dan and Christy gave a llama in my honor to an poverty stricken village in a third world country in South America through Heifer International. Since 1944, Heifer International’s mission has been to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. One of the ways they do this is to provide livestock to people in villages that allow them to develop sustainable and reliable income sources. Milk from goats and cows, honey from bees, and eggs from chickens are some of the ways that families in third world countries are finding help and hope through the work of Heifer International.

So next time you find yourself searching for a creative gift idea, consider Heifer International. You can learn more by visiting their website at www.heifer.org. Thanks, Dan and Christy! By the way, I named him George.

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