Friday, December 6, 2013

Dressember 6th

Dressember 6th
Let it snow...
Let it snow...
Let is snow!!

We received over 8" of snow on top of the ice/sleet we were getting yesterday! Even though we live next door to each other it's quite a hike when we have to walk through the woods through 8" of snow. So we took pictures apart and Hope and Sara's Momma emailed me their pictures for the blog.
Confessions from the Dressember Girls
Like yesterdays pictures showed, It's Not Just a Dress. But this challenge is harder than any of us imagined.
Waking up to all this snow, it was fun knowing I was 'snowed-in' and didn't have to go any where. It's the ultimate 'pajama-day'. Drink coffee, make cookies, decorate the tree and watch Hallmark Christmas movies all day. Except for one thing. I have to wear a dress. I have to be presentable. Every day this month. [I never realized how much I like my 'un-presentable' days] :^)

Sara and Hope's Momma shared this with me today:
"I have to be honest, today was a little harder to put on a dress.  Hope did not want to wear one.  It was cold and she wanted to play outside.  But I reminded her why she was doing this and that she made a commitment to do this and she decided on a warm but cute dress.  As you can see.  It might be a long cold month.  But definitely worth it!!!"

KIGALI, RWANDA, AFRICA – Thu, 12/05/2013 - Justice was secured for 16-year-old Angelique* [through the efforts of IJM]on Friday, as a judge found the man who repeatedly sexually abused her guilty and sent him to prison. Now raising a baby born from the abuse, Angelique can look forward to a safer future. {Read More}
"When we first met Angelique, she was living in a critical situation," says IJM Rwanda Client Care Specialist Souvenier Alphonsine. "She was occupying one very dirty room with her baby. They slept on an old wood door—with no clothes for the baby, no insurance cards [for medical care] and no meals."
IJM quickly got Angelique to a safer location, and made sure she had proper food and clothing. Angelique's baby was born deaf, so IJM helped her secure a government insurance card to make sure they could get medical treatment going forward.{Read More}

 Angelique is a young girl like us. She was a victim of abuse until she got help through International Justice Mission. Not only did she receive the help she immediately needed for her and her baby, but Justice was brought to the individual who wronged her.
Through Dressember we are raising funds, through people like you, who will sponsor us as we wear a dress everyday through the month of December. We are raising awareness that there are girls like us around the world who don't get to sleep in a warm bed every night, and who don't have loving parents to take care of them. There are girls like us who just need to be loved, but they are tricked and used.
We might not help them all.
But we can help some.
Wanna join the fun?
    •  Commit to Praying for Sara, Hope and I this month so we can continue to stand strong in our challenge this month to stand with those who stand alone. Leave a comment below to let us know you're praying!
    • Sponsor Hope, Sara and/or I, by giving to Campaign 1:17. Go Here to hear the story behind the campaign and Go Here to Donate [be sure to add a note to say who you're sponsoring!]
    • Go To the Campaign 1:17 blog and leave a comment for Grace to encourage her to continue the fight!

    Don't miss a single dress!
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