Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.

With gifts of livestock and training, we help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. We refer to the animals as “living loans” because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of our mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.

For over 65 years, Heifer’s work has provided the resources for a better future to more than 10.5 million families. Lakeside Presbyterian is a proud partner of the Heifer Project.

Lakeside has raised enough money to support two “arks” of animals. Each “ark” is a full complement of animals that a village would need to create a sustainable life.

Every third Sunday Lakeside celebrates birthdays and Anniversaries by giving to Heifer. Come and join our efforts and see the impact we can have together.

Kenya Street Project

Heifer International 

We see ourselves partnering with sisters and brothers in Christ in Kenya to give faith, hope and love in the Way of Jesus Christ to Kenya children who have found themselves abandoned to the streets. Our understandings and actions are based on the “Foundation for a Vision Statement.” That “Foundation” asks the question what the Kingdom of God would look like for Kenya Street Children. It is nothing less than God’s Kingdom that is our goal to strive for and further in all these activities. Our prayers and progress will be measured by the concrete actions we take with our Kenyan partners and the concrete results in the lives of the children we seek to help, which will be the results which God intends and makes possible through our efforts. In all that we do, may it be always to the honor and glory of God.

Becoming a more missional church

Lakeside Presbyterian Church is starting a movement locally to investigate, invest and participate in making a difference in our community. Mission Groups will investigate ways to bless our community and help those who request it.