Without a doubt, we are a synod feeding others as we have been fed by Christ. On August 20, 2018, Heifer International recognized Lower Susquehanna Synod for fifteen years of generosity and cooperation which equates to fifty-seven arks of livestock animals. Together, we have helped many individuals, families and communities out of poverty and into sustainability. During your next visit to our synod office, please be sure to check out Heifer’s thank you plaque!

Heifer International works with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth, guides community development and provides livestock and essential training on sustainable agriculture, production, and business. Heifer’s model, which focuses first on the most vulnerable and marginalized, also helps the community at large to improve income and assets, food security and nutrition, the environment, women’s participation, social inclusion, and collective action. With our cooperation, Heifer’s work will achieve ZERO hunger and poverty, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, climate action, peace, justice, and strong institutions and partnerships.

Supporting Heifer helps families achieve an income sufficient to enable a decent standard of living and moves entire communities along the path from hunger and poverty to greater resilience. We, as the congregations of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA, have been a big part of that work. Thank you!

For more information and resources, read this letter from Norma Good and Valerie Danzey.

Photo from left to right: Valerie Danzey, Heifer Intl. Community Engagement Coordinator, Bishop Jim Dunlop, Lower Susquehanna Synod, and Norma Good, retiring Heifer Intl. Volunteer Coordinator