Every so often I need to post about charities that are near and dear to my heart. I'm always looking for ways to bless others and want to know what is close to your heart! If you feel a need to give you will be blessed! I'll be blessed by your gift, no matter how small or large.
Two years ago I met Jaime on the streets of Xela, Guatemala.
This is my dear friend Gaby, who's heart is as big as anyone I know. She is from Guatemala but was hired to go to Bolivia as one of our interpreters. (this photo is from Bolivia)
Faith Seeds. Getting these kids in school is their way out of poverty and that is what she is trying to do. There are so many of them- uniforms, school supplies and food is what they need. You can give directly to St Pauls Lutheran Church- please specify your donation to Faith Seeds. 100% goes directly to them and is tax deductible.
Two years ago I went on my first mission trip to Guatemala with Mike Silva International. It was life changing for me.
Here was a little girl I saw last year at our water well dedication in Bolivia and was able to give her one of the pillowcase dresses you donated.
The money I raise gets me there but we also raise money to provide clean drinking water for one or two communities. We always do a well dedication and it is overwhelming to consider how many people do not have access to clean water for drinking. Something so simple that we take for granted.
I am heading to Trujillo, Peru this November and would love your financial support. As much or as little as you feel led to give I would appreciate!
I'm not shy to ask for your help, because I have seen first hand the good it does and the lives we touch!
If you would like to support my fundraising efforts you can go HERE, click on the donate link at the top of the page. When asked for donation information please use the box and click on "Peru serve team" and type in my name- Lori DeJarnatt. Thank you for your consideration!!
One more thing:
I am going to take pillowcase dresses with me. Maybe you wanted to make one or two last year and didn't get an opportunity to. I am limiting the dresses to 50 so here is your chance to help in a tangible way. I'll be delivering these myself and most of the time putting them on the little girls who receive them. Email me if you'd like to help in this way and I'll send you my mailing address. You can find links to many patterns HERE.
Be someone’s sunshine when their skies are grey.
We are so fortunate to have way more than we need. We enter this world with nothing and leave with nothing. Thanks you for your consideration. Love to you all.