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Mike Huckabee on thermostats, goats and giving at ministry fundraiser

Mike Huckabee (File photo)

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee spoke at a fundraiser for Abilene, Texas-based Global Samaritan Resources on Oct. 5.
The Abilene Reporter-News reports:

Huckabee was the keynote speaker for the annual fall dinner of Global Samaritan Resources. The group is involved in getting equipment and supplies to areas of the world in dire need of assistance.
He used the biblical story of the prodigal son to illustrate one of his main points. The “fatted calf” in the story probably referred to a baby goat, he said. The jealous older brother allowed a baby goat to keep him from recognizing the blessing of his baby brother figuratively returning from the dead.
The same attitude often keeps Americans from realizing how fortunate we are and how much others need our help, Huckabee said. Citing statistics from Global Samaritan Resources, he said that a family making $15,000 a year is wealthier than 88 percent of the world’s people. Still, we let little worries get to us.
“As a pastor, I have found that the biggest thing that people at church complain about is the temperature,” said Huckabee, who is a Baptist minister. He told a story of leaving an inoperative thermostat in place so complainers could “adjust” the temperature to suit themselves.

  • Feedback
    I agree with everything Mike said. My wife and I visited Tanzania on a mission trip … it was an eye opener. We are so blessed in our country … it is sad that most of us in this country have no clue how the rest of the world lives. We fuss about things that don’t really matter in the big picture of how life is lived in this world. It seems that we act like little spoiled children sometimes.
    John Lucas
    October, 6 2010
    Americans take Everything for granted. That is why we are Losing our Freedoms.
    Martha Stanford
    November, 18 2010

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