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We are going PINK- we are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We'll be sharing our journey to adopt our daughter!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sew important

A big THANK YOU to all the ladies who helped make Sew Important a success this year!
Here are a few photos of the items that arrived in the mail. Do you sew? We'd love for you to join us.  E-mail me- mblueberry.madamblueberry@gmail.com we are going back to Ethiopia in October!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Visiting our carepoint

The team left last Saturday for Ethiopia.  It is not easy getting to our care point.  First, the flight to Ethiopia is 12.5 hours from Dulles airport.  Then there is a nine hour drive (on a good day, with clear roads) from Addis to Kombolcha!  Some people wonder why we go.  One of our team members, Carey, wrote yesterday:

today we washed the kids feet. They washed ours, the Care Point leaders washed each others. It turned into a way to honor one another. It was beautiful. Then we painted toe nails and the party got wild with Ethiopian music. After that we face painted. Ben was clever and started painting the Ethiopian flag on the boys cheeks. They loved it all. We had the feast- traditional Ethiopian food. Shiro, lentils, cabbage and potatoes along with lamb on injera . After that came giveaways and goodbyes. I've cried more this week than I have in a long time. It wasn't because I was sad. It was because this trip has been one of the most fulfilling things I've done in my life. The beauty of the heart is beyond measure.

We go because we care. We go because we are called.  We go to love and be loved.
I cannot wait to share the stories and the pictures. This smile says it all.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sew Important!

For the second year in a row I am blown away by the number of people who joined us for Project Sew Important.  I received an e-mail from you, your friends, your daughters, friends of friends, even your grandmothers asking about the project!!
I have been overwhelmed by the number of women who wanted to help. God was behind it all so I should not have been surprised but I was.

Because of your support we have enough kits for our care point, and for many of the girls at two other Children's Hope Chest care-points!!

Project Sew Important will continue! We will continue to provide vulnerable girls with feminine protection.  Many are still sewing and we are receiving items for the kits.

Thank you all for caring for the girls in Ethiopia who miss many days of school because they lacked protection. I love how many came together to be the body of Christ and serve.

If you are still working on your kits, no worries! We will be going again in October for our Medical Mission trip to Ethiopia.
The bags are packed and on the way to Ethiopia.