i’m doin’ the double whammy in the post-department tonight.
much to say.
but each item deserves it’s own post.
they are both that important.
chloe got her own spot and now it’s time for the machines.
i am raising money to buy 10 sewing machines that will go to asia to help widowed women support their families.
that is the short condensed version.
before i go into more, here’s the link:
really, it’s not impossible. we’re 65% of the way there!
and that’s in less than 24 hours.
why is this so important to me?
just over five years ago i was struggling.
i was a stay at home mom with a husband who was making poor life choices.
literally, i was afraid he wouldn’t come home at night.
not come home and i would be left to support our little family.
it was dire.
i was scared.
and so i prayed.
“Lord. please give me something to do so if something happens i can support my family.”
two days later the phone rang.
my co-worker at the quilt shop told me a friend wanted a quilt top quilted and that i could do it.
shortly after that someone else asked.
then someone else.
and so on.
then i decided to get a business license.
then i got a quilting machine.
and today this business really is an income contributor to our family.
it’s also given me the opportunity to reach out and help others in need.
what can one little sewing machine do?
in the hands of a great and powerful, personal and loving God?
you see, in asia, women are blamed for the deaths of their husbands.
they are stripped of everything they own.
they have to wear special clothing indicating their status as widows.
most have no skills.
their children are often sent to work.
they are often abused.
it is a breeding ground for human trafficking and worse.
one little sewing machine can change the entire destiny of a family.
how do i know?
it changed mine.
and if it changed mine it will change theirs too.
if you feel you’d like to please consider helping out.
you don’t need to contribute a lot.
any amount that you’d like.
the entire amount goes towards the machines.
none is withheld for administrative costs.
and thank you!