Organized by: BRYAN SMITH
We are in a livestock revolution (according to the UN) as the world tries to feed its growing masses. Despite the need, relatively few organizations focus on the most challenged of poor livestock farmers- the herders, pastoralists, nomads and smallholders (farmers of tiny pieces of land that isn't their own). And groups that do fundraise for agriculture projects have crazy huge overheads and multi-million dollars going to salaries & facilities. The advice is not to tell others that your organization is different. Well, we are!
Lifestock goes even further. There are poor livestock farmers making disciples of Jesus Christ in wicked hard areas of the world, hostile to Christians, with no support. With 2 billion people DEPENDING ON 500 MILLION SMALL LIVESTOCK FARMERS for food, and poor Christian livestock farmers among them, trying to change their own world where they live, what an opportunity to support these disciple-making farmers, put life into their livestock & income, work a business plan out with them and watch the church grow.
Our organization finds Christian livestock farmers in hard to reach areas of the world, breathes life into their work with the necessary ‘life-changing’ business tools & livestock training, and supports their desire to reach a 2 billion audience depending on them for food, with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are raising the necessary funds to make this a reality. Our approach is unique- once our donor team is in place, all donations go directly to the project, not to overhead expenses. Interested in supporting a Christian sheep herder outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a better ram for increased production? Your gift goes directly to that project, with an update from Lifestock about how God is using that ram & the extra profit generated to start a church with other locals.
Today you were probably encouraged by any hundred of things that we take for granted here in the States: email from a friend, a great cup of coffee, chat on Facebook, downloaded another book or self-help guide, or learned something online. Can you imagine a life without any of these supports? Beyond that, they can barely provide the basic necessities of life for themselves and their families.
Come with us and let's get it done! Be part of our team and do what no one else is doing. Like us on Facebook and don't forget to give- likes aren't currency to farmers...Check out our work in progress @ www.lifestock.org