"가난한 자와 세상에서 고통받는 사람들을 돌봄으로써 그분의 사랑을 표현하는 것만큼 좋은 방법이 있을까요? 그게 바로 크리스마스 선물에 관한 것입니다. 이번 시즌에 할 수 있는 한 많이 사람들과 함께 크리스마스 선물 나눔에 동참해 주시기 바랍니다."
- K.P. 요한난, GFA World 창립자
The gift of chickens supplements a family’s income and often helps a family get on its feet financially. Families can eat or sell the nutritious eggs, or they can hatch chicks to increase their flock and later have more eggs and chicks to sell. These birds of a feather multiply quickly, taste just like chicken and are really cheep!
“We encouraged our youth group to bring a donation to the youth group Christmas party so we could bless several families with chickens! It was fun to see the students participate by bringing what they were able, and we were thankful because it got them thinking outside of themselves and about the needs of others around the world.”
—Matt, a donor from Michigan
Goats can rapidly improve a family’s financial situation. In the case of one father, one pair of goats multiplied and enabled him to start a goat farm, which later grew to hold more than 75 goats he could milk or sell. He built a house for his family and sent his children to school, offering them a better future than his parents were able to offer him when he was a child.
These portly critters bring powerful financial breakthroughs to needy families. Piglets fetch a good price in market, which enables families to buy whatever they need, and adult pigs provide ample meat for selling or eating.
“I am so happy for God providing me these two piglets. ... I have already started thinking about what to do with these piglets. ... I will give them good food so that they grow big. In the future, they will give birth to several piglets. I am already seeing that these pigs will bring . . . income to my family.”
—Laghuvi, a mother who received two piglets
소와 소들이 생산하는 우유는 가족들이 더 건강하고 경제적으로 안정적일 수 있도록 돕습니다. 가난한 과부 자미니(Jamini)는 아들 타비쉬(Tavish)에게 밝은 미래를 보장할 수 없었습니다. 그녀는 아들이 자라고 결혼했을 때(소를 선물 받기 이전), 그녀는 손주들의 미래까지 걱정하게 되었습니다.
"선물을 받고 난 후에 우리 가족은 정말 축복받았습니다. 우리는 이제 약간의 수입이 생기게 되었습니다. 우리 가정에는 희망이 있습니다. 우리가 생각했던 우리의 미래와 달리 우기는 삶에 목적을 갖게 되었고 정말 축복받았고, 행복합니다." - 소를 선물 받은 타비쉬의 어머니, 자미니