Monday, November 19, 2012

Buy a calendar, feed a family

Once again Greg Christiansen, a farmer and goat rancher from Parker, Kan., is making his goat calendars available and all profits will go to send goats to children and families in need around the world through World Vision. Those that receive goats will also be provided feed, vaccinations and be instructed on how to care for the animals. 

Read what a young girl had to say about the goats she received last year. Teopista, an AIDS orphan and World Vision-sponsored child in Uganda, is proud of her first gift ever — two donated goats that will help provide her with a brighter future. "I was very happy when I got the goats," says the 10-year-old. "They will be of use to us. We will get money from them. I thank World Vision for thinking about me, too."

Her aunt Restetuta feels the same way. "When the goats give birth again, we will sell off some of the younger [goats]," says Restetuta. "We will use the money to buy Teopista a school uniform, books and beddings. We can also buy food with some of the money. I thank World Vision so much for all the help they have given us ... we know that those goats will be of benefit to us in the future."
The calendars cost $15 and can be purchased at or contact Greg at