Thursday, February 24, 2011

Successful Sewing Party at LifeSpring

More than 40 women, girls and a few boys came and helped make dozens of dresses, shorts, dolls and yarn snakes.

The dresses etc. are on their way to El Salvador, India, Kenya or Haiti.

Friday, February 18, 2011

One of our Dress A Girl Partners- Group Publishing and news about their upcoming Peru Mission Trip

Today I'm dreaming of escaping to Peru. Peru is filled with amazing natural beauty and acres and acres of the most beautiful rainforests in the world. A dream land filled with pink river dolphins, monkeys, iridescent butterflies, turquoise ocean waters and colorful flowers, Peru seems close to heaven. But the deeper you look at this beautiful land, the more need you'll see. We travel regularly on short term mission trips to Peru to help the local Shipibo people. They are a kind and peaceful tribe of Amazon Indians who have inhabited the banks of the Ucayali River for as long as anybody can remember.

My mind wanders to the people themselves. What are they thinking today? What do they know about what's happening in the world around them? What personal issues are they struggling with today? Like us, they face joys and pains. Losses of babies. Births of new babies. Losses of a precious relative. Challenges with interpersonal relationships. But they face something most of us don't. Because of a mere lack of education, they face simple things that can kill them or their children in a heartbeat. Too many just don't know about easy steps to water purification and their babies die. Too many aren't familiar with basic nutrition to prevent disease in their toddlers and elderly. Too many aren't aware of standard health and hygiene practices that can prevent infection and the spread of disease.
You might be wondering if I still want to escape to Peru? Yes I do. I know that Lifetree mission trips to Peru provide the fragile link that they have to life-saving information. I know that Lifetree mission trips to Peru get things done when it comes to repairing flooded housing there. I know that Lifetree mission trips to Peru help to provide them with clean safe drinking water. So yes, I still dream of escaping to Peru. And I'm hoping you do too.

Dress A Girl will be providing dresses for them again!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sewfest for 800 in Phoenix

My friends Jill and JoAnne lent a hand getting supplies ready and helping make dresses.
What an amazing day!
800 employees of Hospira brought pillowcases and spent half a day joining Dress A Girl Around the World for the largest Sewfest to date.

Everyone had fun- guys included!

They made dresses at home and brought them and helped make
 more at the Sewfest

Hundreds of prayer dolls were made to accompany the dresses.

More than 900 dresses will bless girls thanks to Hospira. Way to go!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Latest Dresses on their way

Sandi, from Lifespring Covenant Church, taking 100 dresses and 100 pair of shorts to India in Feb. They will be reaching children picking rags in the dump. Thanks Sandi for being the hands and feet of Jesus!!

Patti, from St. Johns Catholic Church in Loveland brought over 40 dresses for my Pastor Jeff to take to Haiti. He leaves Feb. 6. 125 dresses, dolls and undies in 2 space bags.  

Troop 800 made 50 of the dresses, Sally made 4, Pam and Pepper each made 1 and  Lucille made 29.  They also made humanitarian dolls from the Dress A Girl website.