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I enjoyed your MC's confussion, and the wonderful message of hope in your story. Thank you for sharing.
Many agencies also support this kind of "sensible" and practical missions! It's wonderful to think of how the families must feel when they see these additions to their villages and families come in.
I enjoyed the last part of your story more because you set up the beginning so well. Good job!
I enjoyed your story. It is a practical way to help needy families and villages. The two parts of your story seemed to transition well.
What a clever way to write about an animal sponsorship programme. Witty and thought provoking. I particularly liked the way that you changed tone and scene right at the end.
We serve in Mozambique and can attest to the excellent work of organisations such as World Vision, especially in terms of agricultural development. I actually have some reservations about providing goats for people here as most families seem to have a number of chickens and goats already. But an oxen and plough scheme can make an enormous difference, especially where the donor is required to lend out his animals to others in his community. Bless you.
This is excellent writing--character, plot, and thought with humor to flavor it.
Congratulations of a well-deserved first place in beginners. You're well suited to move up to intermediate. I've an idea you'll move up quickly beyond that.
Hi Ruth. Just a quick note to congratulate you on your 1st Place win this week, and also to let you know you made it into the Top 30 overall as well. "Two Oxen and a Plow" ranked 11th in the highest rankings, so you were just one off placing in the Editor's Choice. Well done!

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Congratulations again. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)