Friday, January 3, 2014

Dressember 31st - Happy New Year Results

New Year's Eve we had a fun gathering with our church family. Food, games, music, dancing, coffee and bubble tea!! It was a grand time! The ladies and girls surprised me and to show their support almost every lady there was wearing a dress!! Grace made her dress [above] just for this purpose. And most ladies mentioned, 'This is the ONLY dress I have!' and one sweet lady said, 'This is the first time I've worn a dress in 15 years!'. 
Wow!! Thank you, sisters in the Lord, for your sacrifice and your support!! I love you all so dearly!
Dressember ladies!
Photo credit: Bickel Famliy
Photo credit: Back Forty Coffee

Photo credit: Back Forty Coffee

Photo credit: Back Forty Coffee

Photo credit: Back Forty Coffee

I took my camera, cause I wanted to take lots of pictures, but when I pulled it out, there was no memory card!! :^(  So I took a couple shots with the camera on my phone. I hope to be adding more pictures from friends as they email them to me. :^) 

Through sponsors like you, and God's blessings, we were able raise more funds then I imagined, just by wearing a dress every day!
The total? 
... Drum roll please...


These funds went straight to Grace's Campaign 1:17 to get her closer to her goal of $4,500.00 in one year. She will be donating all of the funds raised directly to International Justice Mission so they can set slaves free and bring justice to their oppressors. (IJM is a human rights organization that works to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.)   

We praise God for allowing us to be a part of this kingdom work! Thank you for partnering with us this past month!

Can you imagine... 

There are children as young as 4 and 5 years old who are in forced labor. 
There are girls 7 and 9 years old who are held captive in brothels around the world.
These sweet children can have hope, and you can be a part of that hope.

Praising God as we ring in this coming year He grants us!

Waiting for midnight!


Thank you all so much for your support and prayers this month! God did big things, and He's NOT DONE YET! Be sure to go follow the Campaign 1:17 blog and see all the creative ways people are raising awareness of modern day slavery this year!! You can be a part too!

In Christ,

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