Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tapestry Of Love: Your Opportunity

This is Claudia. She is a mother of five children and works three jobs trying to make ends meet. A lot of times there is more month than there is money or food. Her oldest son takes care of the four younger ones while Claudia works. Claudia joined the second group of women in the sewing program. She is learning a skill set that will provide her with the opportunity to generate an income while staying home with her family. She is hearing about God's love for her and seeing His love in action through the volunteers and staff of the church. This chance for Claudia is huge, not only economically, but spiritually as well. God is weaving her story of poverty into His tapestry of love.

A tapestry? Yes, a tapestry. The sewing program at Iglesia Adonai began as a burden in the heart of the church leaders to tangibly help those in the community around the church; help them for a lifetime, not just for the day. So the church opened up it's doors during the week so the sewing program could have a safe place for the women to come and learn.
Oneida (pictured on the right) teaches the women how to sew. She and others share the love of God with the women, encouraging them and pouring into their lives. The sewing machines have been donated by sponsors like you in America. Supplies and material have also been purchased for use. By the end of each program when the women are trained, they invest in their own sewing machine and supplies by selling their finished products. By utilizing what they've learned, they pour back into the community, the homes and the church, since most of these women are moms of children at Casita Adonai.

God weaves this tapestry of the church, the mommas, the volunteers, the sponsors - across countries  even - to show His glory. A missionary once said, "We need you, your support, your prayers; for without it, we could not function. You need us to do the work, to be physically on location to minister on your behalf. And we all need God, for He alone does not need anyone, but rather He CHOOSES to let us partner with Him."

God is doing great things in Guatemala through the sewing program! Women, like Claudia are blessed as they witness the testimony of God's great love for them, tangibly expressed through partnerships like the sewing ministry.

Our 2nd class will graduate in June and we are looking for people who will sponsor these precious Mamas at $50 or $100 each.   We think this is a great way to honor your Mom or wife on Mother's Day!  With each $50 or $100 sponsorship we will send your loved one a beautiful Card, telling her all about how you  honored her and how that gift is changing the life of a family in Guatemala!  To participate please donate online.  Choose the fund "Guatemala Orphan Projects" - $50 or $100 - and write "Sewing" in the comment box.  Please complete the acknowledgement info so that we know who to send the card to.


We are continually blown away by your generosity, whether financially, prayerfully, or physically with your time and energy. Thank you for continuing to partner with us as together we reclaim hope for God's glory.