‘Chickens are the perfect gift for the mom that has everything,’ ministry says
Mother’s Day is May 8, and this year Bread for a Hungry World suggests you give mom a bouquet … of feathers.
The North Richland Hills, Texas, ministry, supported by Churches of Christ, produced promotional video — complete with clucking soundtrack — for its $20 “give a flock of chickens” initiative in Honduras.
Some details from the ministry’s website:
The chickens are an excellent example of sustainable assistance for several reasons. Since a single hen can lay up to 200 eggs per year, it’s easy to calculate a dependable source of nourishment for a family in need. Aside from the volume of food, the type of nutrition is also vital. Eggs are packed with protein and essential minerals like iron and zinc. Children need these minerals to bolster their immune systems.
Chickens are also very low maintenance. They require very little space and feed on simple grains and even insects. Their beneficial yield far outweighs the upkeep needed to care for them. They mature and reproduce quickly.
Increasingly, church-supported ministries are involved in sustainable-development projects like this. Do you know of any? Please post.
(Speaking of chickens, every time I watch Bread’s video I can’t help but be reminded of one of my all-time-favorite commercials — especially since Easter is April 24.)
FeedbackThanks for sharing the video. Also 100% of the gift goes to the work on the ground. Our administrative funds are already funded and we can move these dollars straight to helping families in Honduras.Bobby MooreApril, 5 2011