Tapestry of Faith: Creating Home: A Program on Developing a Sense of Home Grounded in Faith for Grades K-1

Faith In Action Long Term: Faith In Action: Heifer Project International - Long-Term

Part of Creating Home

Activity time: 10 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Visit Heifer International online to learn about its projects, its educational resources, and how fundraising by the children in Creating Home, their families, and other members of your congregation can help.
  • Read about Heifer International’s partnership with a local beekeepers’ cooperative in Honduras on the Heifer International website.

Description of Activity

If your congregation has ever donated to Heifer International, or, if you are looking for a service project to broaden the group’s exploration of “home,” share this information with the children and gauge their interest:

Heifer International is an agency that strives to end poverty and world hunger. It particularly supports programs that provide both food and economic resources to improve the quality of life for families around the world. In several countries, Heifer sponsors beekeeping projects by providing start-up money for villages to purchase bees, bee boxes and the equipment needed to collect and process honey to sell. Two such projects are located in Honduras, where local beekeepers are actively trying to bring back the stingless Honduran honeybee from near extinction. With these projects, then, Heifer is not only helping the families involved but also helping to preserve the natural ecosystem in this Central American country.