Lake City UMC National and International Ministries
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. It all started with a cow. Moved by the plight of orphans and refugees of the Spanish Civil War as he ladled out meager rations of powdered milk, Dan West, an Indiana farmer, volunteer relief worker and Church of the Brethren member, grasped that the people needed "a cow, not a cup"—cows that could produce milk so families would not have to depend on temporary aid. From that simple idea, Heifer International was born.
Lake City UMC involves our children in this ministry by taking their donations during our "Children's Time With the Pastor." Each year the children pick a different animal, and throughout the year will give their love offerings to collect the money to buy the animals for needy families.