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Music fills an ark

Mitchell Gorman, an 8-year-old member of Lutheran Church of Honolulu, hatched an idea to help fill an ark with chicks, ducks, heifers and more.

Reid Womack (left), Jordan McCreary
Reid Womack (left), Jordan McCreary and Mitchell Gorman used their musical talents to help buy an ark of animals for families in need.
For several years, Honolulu’s children have designated their Sunday school offerings for Heifer International, which fights hunger by donating animals to low-income families.

In 2005, the youth successfully challenged the congregation’s adults to raise $4,000 to go with their $1,000—enough to buy an ark of animals. They asked for pledges of $1-a-day during the 40-day Lenten season.

What could they do in 2006 that would be as successful? Gorman suggested a benefit concert.


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