Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thanks for the pigs!

I want to extend a big Thank You from the Chan family. The Virginia Mennonite Missionas Alternative Giving Catalog suggested a number of items to give to other people. Two people selected pigs. Back in September we were trying to get the school garden set up. There was a huge mess left from some men who laid the beds. The banana trees were tossed in the back, and side, not dug into the ground and there were other problems that required some heavy lifting. Kenny Chan said, "I can help you." He dug about 12 holes for the banana trees and lifted them. He also helped with another tree. I was so thankful for his kindness. He was such a hard worker and smiled the whole time he was drenched in sweat. I thought, gee, anyone who hires you would be lucky to have such a hard-working employee. He said he wanted to farm. He has land and wants to raise pigs. He's researched it and took me to the training site where there are several pigs in different stages of development. Soon after that Gloria asked if there was anything that I wanted to add to the Alternative Giving Catalog and I thought: "Wouldn't it be nice to give Kenny Chan and his family a jump start on raising pigs." So thank you for helping him. He says a good ratio is to have three females and one male. I wish him the best of luck with this project. He is already talking about how he wants to "pay it forward". When a pig is born and it grows some, he wants to donate it to the school for a Bar-B-Q for a school fundraiser. Terrific. May God bless his efforts.

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