Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ladies Night Out

Occaisonally the ladies at my church get together for a evening get together, that we call Ladies Night Out.  Very occaisonally I guess, because the last I remember, I found in pictures dated 2010.  But when my friend Teresa was willing to come talk about her mission work in South Sudan, and bring her baskets that she and her husband are selling for their fund raising efforts, we quickly scheduled one for last night.
We also invited the women from our sister church in Newaygo. The lunch was catered and a great time was had by all.  Many of us were familiar with the situation in South Sudan, as some of the "lost boys" from there settled in nearby Grand Rapids and have established an Episcopal church there.  She was a great speaker and we learned a lot about the conditions there.   (Only 3 miles of paved road in the entire country!)
And she brought baskets.
We made a good sized dent in her inventory.   
Purely to support her mission work, you know.
If anyone is interested in having her speak to your group, or purchasing some baskets, or both, let me know and I will pass the info along to her.  And if you are interested in finding out more, here is the link to their website, the page for finding patterns to knit or crochet items for them. They can use washcloths and bandages among other items. You can get to the home page from there as well. 

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