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February 18th Goat Seminar and Orientation

posted Feb 23, 2015, 3:46 PM by Calvin Lyman

There was a Goat Seminar and Orientation on February 18,2015 at Arapal Retreat House.
This was to motivate our raisers and to enhance their knowledge on how to be a good raiser, as well as show the importance of Goat Raising, Benefits of Goats milk, manure and others.

Below are some pictures of the fence and gate outside the Arapal Retreat House: 







        




If you have a heart for the work being done at Arapal, please consider donating to our cause so that we can continue the work!




Benevolence Work in Arapal

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:33 PM by Calvin Lyman

Attached are some pictures showing some of the benevolence work at Arapal Christian Camp enabled by supporters in the U.S. and around the world. Your support is helping people during disaster times and in other times of need in the Philippines. Thank you for your support!

Pictures from the January 3 Goat Show

posted Jan 31, 2015, 7:06 PM by Calvin Lyman   [ updated Jan 31, 2015, 7:06 PM ]

Below are some pictures from the January 3 Goat Show.  The theme was “GOut And Teach.”  Judging was done by Arapal Board Chair Dr. Elmer Palacio and Dr. Andrea McEwen and Peter Sariuer from the Anchorage, Alaska, Church of Christ, which also sponsored the prizes.  The categories and numbers of participants were:  Goat Milking (18), Bucks (2), and Junior Goat Raising (12). 

Here are the winners for the Goat Show Categories:
Milking Goats
1st prize - Tilyo Batiancila
2nd prize - Mariter Angelio
3rd prize - Merita Dela Pena
Buck Category
1st prize - June May Catalonia
2nd prize - John Paul Malinao
Junior Category
1st prize - Rose Jane Ytang
2nd prize - Remedios Sumbi
3rd prize - Romulo Tubia Jr.
ACCI are planning to have grand finals for all the goats that have a trophy to encourage everyone to raised goats.
 

Disaster Report 2013

posted Dec 31, 2013, 6:24 PM by Stephen Bell   [ updated Dec 31, 2013, 6:26 PM ]

Disaster Report 2013

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Shepherd's Hill International (SHI), thanks to the hundreds of people and dozens of churches throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia who have contributed to disaster relief and rebuilding in the Philippines following the devastation from the 7.2 earthquake and super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Millions of lives have been drastically impacted by these disasters almost beyond comprehension, but you are making a difference to thousands of lives. 

At least a dozen church of Christ ministries are cooperating in this work. We don’t know the amount others have raised, but gifts to SHI for relief and recovery are approaching half a million dollars. Also, several containers of essential supplies have been delivered and distributed, and more are coming from the U.S., Singapore, and Malaysia. These ministries are targeting their efforts to make a difference in selected communities of great need.

SHI’s Executive Director, Salvador Cariaga, has been in the Philippines for several weeks helping to direct our efforts and to begin developing a strategy for the future of our livelihood and gospel ministries there. As you may know the eye of the typhoon passed right through Arapal Christian Camp and Livelihood Center, the center of SHI’s ministry efforts. Every structure at Arapal was destroyed or seriously damaged. Thankfully, the BandS building was partially constructed out of concrete and, though its roof was destroyed, it provided shelter to save dozens of lives in the storm. Dr. John Bailey of Body and Soul Ministries has pledged to repair and expand that building. 

The partnering ministries recently decided it was time to focus most of our efforts on rebuilding and providing seeds and tools for future crops. Through the partnering ministries, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been effectively deployed to save lives and begin the process of rebuilding homes and infrastructure.

We are thankful for the generosity and spirit of Christ which have resulted in this outpouring of service to the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. The needs remain great and will be ongoing for years, so any additional gifts are most welcome and will be strategically deployed in the name of Jesus. We are grateful that there are churches and Christians who are continuing to prepare additional containers of relief supplies and who are raising more funds to assist.

Please be assured that every dollar contributed to SHI for disaster aid will be used for relief and rebuilding. SHI feels a sacred trust to exercise good stewardship over what you have entrusted to our care. Our years of work in this area of the Philippines enables us to deploy these resources most effectively and carefully. 

If you have more questions about how you can help with these efforts, please feel free to email us at the mike.oneal@oc.edu. Though we don’t want to detract significantly from his 24/7 efforts in the Philippines, if there is something you need to know from Salvador, he can be reached at cariaga@yahoo.com.

Additional contributions can be made through the website at www.shepherdshill.org or check payable to Shepherds Hill and mailed to PO Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100. 

With gratitude on behalf of God’s children in the Philippines,
SHI Board of Trustees

December 27, 2013

Goats Change Lives

posted Mar 8, 2013, 9:47 PM by Kerianne Roper   [ updated Mar 8, 2013, 9:51 PM ]

Life began to change for Lucena when her husband passed away just two years ago. With this unfortunate change of marital status, Lucena was going to need another change to counteract her lowered income. Although skeptical at first, this now widow had no other option but to raise goats, on her own nonetheless. It is now apparent to her that goat raising can provide for her needs and more, especially when she uses all the other sources that goat can provide such as manure. However, Lucena has become very sick and weak, on behalf of Lucena we ask that you pray for her strength and a swift recovery.

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