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Join our 2015 October Back to School Drive

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I was sitting  with Zoelle…

 

… discussing what would be the best way to bless our orphans this coming fall.

(OK, I will tell them… She says, “Hi!”)

We talked about our ZoeForKids orphans in Majakaneng… how adorable and courageous they are… oh, those smiles and giggles are infectious. Zoelle laughed and laughed…reminding me how much our little ones have grown in the last five years that we have served them… and how new little ones have joined the ranks in the lower grades.

 

Then it came to us…

 

…it’s been THREE years since we gave each little girl a pillowcase dress…

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…and it has been FOUR years since we gave each child a backpack.

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…That’s a lot of growing, and a lot of wear and tear under the bridge.

So, FIRSTLY…

…with the Lord’s leading and YOUR generosity, we want to bless each of our 300 orphans with STUFFED backpacks… chock full with all sorts of back to school goodies. To do that, we would need to collect $20.00 per child. The reason we want to collect funds instead of physical backpacks, like we did in 2011, is to avoid having to explain that the 300 stuffed backpacks are ‘carry on luggage’ and then have to ‘pray them through’ South African customs!!!

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So we ask you to please prayerfully consider going to the DONATE page on zoeforkids.com and making a donation to cover one or more backpacks.

If you can’t afford a backpack…  donate whatever you can and we will put it toward their essentials like pens and paper.

If you can’t afford to donate…  we still covet your prayers!!!

Zoelle and I… and all our orphans appreciate you sooo much and the many blessings that the Lord rains down because of you.

 

SECONDLY…

I’m happy to announce, that I WILL BE keeping up the tradition of HAND CARRYING pillowcase dresses to our little girls… and to some of our ‘not so little’ girls!!

A great friend and ZoeForKids supporter, Deyanne Koster, participates in a wonderful sewing ministry through her church, Cedarhome Baptist Church in Stanwood, Washington. The ministry’s name is called ‘Jackie’s Laughter’… it continues the mission of a dear saint named Jackie who went home to be with the Lord in 2012.  (https://www.facebook.com/Jackies.laughter12?fref=ts)

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WELL… for months and months, Deyanne and her friends have been busily sewing BEAUTIFUL dresses for our little orphan gals. Sooo… at the end of September all those wonderful dresses will be arriving at my door.

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Heh, heh… Zoelle just said we were going to have a “DRESSAPALOOZA” in the garage. Oh, how she loves sitting on top of all those neatly stuffed duffle bags!!!

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So, please join Zoelle and I in saying a big “THANK YOU” to the wonderful, talented, generous, and loving ladies at Jackie’s Laughter. There are going to be so many wee hearts swollen with joy… going happily back to school in their brand new summer dresses… each stitch made with love. I will take lots of pictures so we can all share the joy.

THIRDLY…

I plan on taking groups of kids from Majakaneng Village for equine therapy at a nearby equine therapy ranch.  The owner is a wonderful Christian sister. Her healing ministry that blesses both children and horses, is so close to my heart… I cannot tell you how excited I am.

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Keep our wee ones in your prayers… not only for our October visit, but every day. Our orphans need and appreciate your intercession on their behalf… for all of their daily needs, their blessings, their protection, their love comes from our Father and through YOU. Thank you for all that you do, and for partnering with us!!!!

Back to lazy summer nap time…

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