Thank you Frank, Holly, Alicia, Michael, Rebecca, Leslee, and Kaitlyn for all your help at the Allies Against Slavery Christmas Market in Austin, Texas!
Thank you also to Jessica and Retail Therapy for hosting a Presents with Purpose event!
If you would like to host your own event to support the deaf artisans in Honduras, let us know and we’ll send you everything you need! Or check out our Etsy Store to purchase online!
It’s incredible to watch these leaders as God’s Word comes to life THROUGH them and how His word comes to life IN them both on and off the stage!
She had never held a book before and here she was holding THE book. THE Word of God. Could she feel the weight, the power, the love exuding from within? She pointed to every person and thing turning around expectantly to learn the sign for everything! She was eager to learn language, eager to learn the Word of God!
None of what we do would be possible alone! We are grateful for an incredible team of people, deaf and hearing, Honduran and North American. And we are grateful for the ways YOU team up with us as well!
During a week where we are especially reflecting on our blessings, consider this Franciscan Benediction:
“May God bless us with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that we may live from deep within our hearts.
May God bless us with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God’s creations
So that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless us with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war,
So that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and
To turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless us with just enough foolishness
To believe that we can make a difference in the world,
So that we can do what others claim cannot be done:
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and all our neighbors who are poor.
From our thankful hands to your hearts, we are a thankful people! Happy THANKSgiving to you and your family!
This girl demonstrates so many truths about God to us each time we see her.
Without remark, she runs with all her heart. Arms flung open, she jumps with great trust that you will catch her.
In the same way God wants us to run this race we call “life”, with grand abandonment to what is going on around us, trusting that the Father we are running towards will catch us with His strong and loving arms!