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Monday, October 21, 2013

I wear Peace

I read Kisses from Katie (if you are going to buy something from amazon.com, please click the link on my blog so a percentage of your money will go to New Horizons) a while ago. The stories she wrote about the children and people of all ages she has met are amazing. Amazingly horrendous at the beginning, and amazingly grace-filled at the end. God is so good.

I think of the Masese people, people misplaced from their lands where they were cattle herdsmen, to living on a dump, with no way to support themselves. The women without husbands and their children suffer the most- having to resort to making moonshine or prostitution just to be able to avoid death by starvation. That is why I love wearing my necklace from Amazima!
from the Amazima website:
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  • When you buy from Amazima, you employ a Ugandan woman, feed a hungry child, and receive a beautiful piece of jewelry to show your solidarity with Uganda wherever you go. 
  • Each piece of jewelry is made by a hard-working woman in Amazima's vocational program.  We know these women and their stories, and we love them deeply. 
  • The women in our vocational program are paid a fair wage and given financial training by Amazima's social worker.  Each woman shows proof of deposit to ensure she is saving some of the money she earns for her future. 
  • All pieces are handcrafted from start to finish.  Watch this video to see how the magazine bead jewelry is made. 
  • All proceeds from Amazima's jewelry sales are applied toward the feeding of over 1,200 children Monday through Friday in the slum community of Masese.  The women in Amazima's vocational program are proud that their dedication and work ethic helps feed hungry children in their neighborhood. 
  • All women in Amazima's jewelry vocational program receive spiritual discipleship.  Katie personally meets with the women each week for prayer and Bible study.

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    See how that works?
    I wear Peace and Joy. And give hope. Pretty wonderful, huh?

    Don't you think you should buy one for all your favorite ladies?

    The book.  (Remember to go through the link on my blog to make sure some of your money goes to New Horizons)

    The blog.

    The store.

    There are many more stories of people with no voice. Get the book, read the blog, find out for yourself. The best part of reading these stories is that although the stories told by Katie of the people of Uganda may start out immeasurably sad and hopeless and with what appears to be irrevocable silence, by the end, because someone obeys God, there is joy, and hope, and they find their voice.
    Praise the Lord!

    XO
    Joce




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