Once a week I go to a small study group associated with our church. Last week we had a visiting speaker, the daughter of the couple that lead our group. Jess had been to Thailand for a trip recently and came to share with us about that. She made this trip with World Vision with the particular purpose of finding out more about the slave trade or human trafficking. You can imagine the stories she brought back with her….
This isn’t a subject that we hear a lot about… but when you do hear what is going on, it is very confrontational! By the end of the evening I think most of us wanted to hop on a plane and go punch some people on the nose! Or go and open an orphanage to save some of those little children who are stolen from their parents and made to work in factories or worse places. If I was a millionaire, that is what I would do. Snatch these children away… and care for them. How I wish I could go over there and save them from a fate worse than death… but I can’t.
What I can do is ask you to join with me this Christmas in raising some money for some of the children that Jess visited who have been saved from the slave traders. I had been working on a Christmas pattern that I hoped I could sell one day….. and after the meeting felt that I should finish it by this week and put it up on the web as a fundraiser.
So I present to you Joy’s Christmas Hearts:
This is a pdf pattern and if you would like to buy one for yourself and as a gift for somone else, please treat it as a paper pattern and buy two copies 🙂 It would make a great gift as an attachment to a Christmas email for a quilting friend…. or you may still have time to make one for a friend before Christmas. You can also save it to work on throughout the year for next Christmas 🙂
ALL the money from the patterns bought this December will go to Jess who will pass it on to the project she is working with in Thailand.
If you have made it this far, thank you for reading and I do hope you are able to help out with this special cause. You can go HERE to buy the pattern and make a small difference in the life of a child saved from slavery.
Please take the button from the top of this post and spread the word this month. We can make a difference, little by little…..
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