Christmas Love Project

2014 Love Project

On Sunday, November 23rd we will heard from Tom Kunz, Director of Love INC-Big Woods, about the exciting opportunity we have to give to meet a local need! Tom works with our local churches to meet needs in the Buffalo, Maple Lake, Annandale and Hanover communities. He shared the background of needing funds to meet temporary housing needs for families and individuals in our community. Love INC-Big Woods has been offered the use of a house and now needs to raise $14,000 for initial repairs and ongoing monthly expenses. We have linked with Love INC-Big Woods to fulfill this need. To hear what Director Tom shared, click here or to read the article in the December newsletter, click here.

Your love offerings should be made payable to Buffalo Covenant Church and placed in the offering plate, or drop-off to the Church Office during business hours. Please turn in by Sunday, December 21st. NOTE: On separate piece of paper/envelope write “HOUSING”. Please DO NOT write words in “Memo” section of checks.

2013 Love Project Update

Changing Lives, Sustaining Hope

New Dairy Cows bring sustainability to Trees of Glory CarePoint in Ethiopia. On behalf of all of us at Children’s HopeChest and the staff at Trees of Glory in Ethiopia, we would like to thank you for your generous and faithful support. We hope that this report is an encouragement to you as you continue your partnership.

Your Giving Counts

As you know, your support at Trees of Glory (TOG) has been instrumental in their progress and development over the last few years. They now have a functioning well, renovated dormitories, a library, a chicken coop, and a thriving cattle program. With your support, you’ve helped the children of TOG step toward independence and self-sufficiency.

Most recently, you’ve helped to dramatically expand the livestock program, creating a much larger shelter for the animals, and funded the purchase of an additional 5 dairy cows who produce nutritious milk for the children and staff, and 11 sheep.

We wanted you to be aware that your support is adding even more than the original plan projected. Because you gave so generously, the Buffalo Covenant community provided resources above and beyond what was originally requested, allowing TOG to build a fence to protect the new cows. The fence was particularly important because the cows provide daily milk for the 25 children living at the TOG CarePoint; as well as, the TOG staff. Extra milk is sold at market and the profit helps fund food and medical care for the cows; as well as, financial support for the CarePoint’s ongoing operation. Phase one of the fence project is complete, though phase two is not yet funded.

Heartfelt Thanks

We encourage you to take the time to reflect on the blessing God has brought to the children of Trees of Glory through your willing and giving hearts. Your prayers, your financial support, and your sincere love for these children have made an undeniable impact. Thank you for partnering with us in this vision to see the orphaned and vulnerable children of Ethiopia empowered to survive, thrive, and succeed.